A note to new betta keepers,

memisstay:

Lazy fish, dull colors, and tight fins are not normal. The fish in cups at the store act that way because of poor living conditions. 

A healthy betta will be VERY active.

Lethargic behavior is always a warning sign with bettas. While lethargy and clamped fins are not a harmful condition themselves, it is a sign that they could be suffering from illness, or poor living conditions.

do you still use your ask sideblog?
Anonymous

Oh yes it is quite active! I just yyyyyesterday? Maybe the day before, cleared out 30+ messages and have 19 to go through right now.

aquasplendens:

Just finished the outside!

*GASPS* HOLY SHT GOD YES YEEEEEEEEEEESSSS

aquasplendens:

Just finished the outside!

*GASPS* HOLY SHT GOD YES YEEEEEEEEEEESSSS

I have a question. One of my high school professors had snakes, but he planned on putting any snake down if they got over six feet in length. He explained that they would be too dangerous/expensive to keep. Is that okay to do?
Anonymous

NO that is by NO MEANS OK WOW

Holy SHIT is that not ok. I can’t even wrap my head around that it’s like??? Why would you get an animal if you aren’t going to take care of it? You can’T JUST KILL AN ANIMAL WHEN YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE CARE OF IT ANYMORE HOLY SHIT

First and foremost a 6 foot corn snake is virtually HARMLESS even if they DO bite you (which is very unusual). He has to specify what kind of snake he would consider “dangerous”. And just because a snake reaches 6 feet does not mean it is any more aggressive than it was a 5 or 4 feet. And expensive??? What the fuck does he mean by that? A $7 rat once or twice a MONTH is too expensive or something?!???! I REALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK HE’S TALKING ABOUT.

Like. The only “dangerous” snake I can think of at 6 feet would be a particularly aggressive constrictor like an african rock or an extremely out of character burm or something. Or maybe a scrub python, but I highly doubt he’d get one of those at any point in time. And by “dangerous” I mean that at that length it would be wise to have two people handle them, for safety’s sake. Like, so the snake doesn’t decide to use your neck as support (NOT try to kill you literally assume your neck is a good branch to cling to) and accidentally suffocate you. That’s it.

That professor is fucked up. Just fucked up to ever consider something like that an option.

After some thought I've come to the conclusion that you're a remarkable person for saving those goldfish. It takes a great soul to put that much time effort and money into saving such little and seemingly insignificant creatures. I admire you for it
Anonymous

Oh my gosh anon you are too kind. I thank you!

How do you tell if a fish has died from natural causes, like old age? Is their any way of telling?
Anonymous

Well, old age isn’t technically a cause of death. Typically animals that die of old age die from some kind of organ failure.

Fish generally show signs of old age before dying. Lethargy, lack of appetite, maybe even loosing some weight. They just slow down. They are open to illnesses at this time and they may die of some kind of infection eventually.

Im so sorry for you T^T I have 5 Giant African LS and they are the cutest things ever, i wish i could give them to you
Anonymous

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH FUCK GODAMNIT

Well since we a continuing about nails; You have really lovely nails, do you have a care regime? Mine very easily begin to flake, and I have tried to moisturize them daily, but with little effect. So I love to get tips from people with such nice ones.

Aw, thank you! I don’t do anything to my nails other than file them into shape. Unfortunately, that’s it and I can’t give advice!

I had a dream last night that I got on tumblr and checked your blog which somehow teleported me to where you are, and I asked how the goldies were doing, and you said they must be feeling better because they were swimming in a conga line. And they were, sort of this big train of fish, and there was a leopard spotted one in the back of the line. I don't know if that means anything, but me and my subconscious have faith in your caretaking abilities. You do good work. <3

That is the most amazing dream ever haha. Thank you!

I was looking under logs for snakes and salamanders and found this beauty!

Mmmmm beef trachea. Actually a really good treat for dogs!

Mmmmm beef trachea. Actually a really good treat for dogs!

Oh my god we got the cutest gerbils in I just want them all

Oh my god we got the cutest gerbils in I just want them all

Charliiiiiiieeee

Charliiiiiiieeee

He looks so big in this picture.

He looks so big in this picture.

Water change day! My water level is surprisingly low.

Water change day! My water level is surprisingly low.