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PostSubject: betta   Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:44 am

i got a betta as a gift from a friend... really beautiful fish

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PostSubject: Re: betta   Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:50 am

Oh wow he is a beauty, lovely colouration. What a nice gift Smile

Great photo too, lovely and clear

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PostSubject: Re: betta   Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:59 am

thanks Smile
oh and sorry about the scratches on the glass
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PostSubject: Re: betta   Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:02 am

I didn't notice to be honest - I have a few of them on my trops tank too!

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PostSubject: Re: betta   Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:06 am

i tried putting a female in the tank for some time- you should see how he flares up and chases her
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PostSubject: Re: betta   Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:59 am

You may know this, but you have to be careful with bettas being together. Here is some info for you

http://tropicalfishfanatics.forumsmotion.com/anabantids-f56/siamese-fighting-fish-t42.htm

and if you want to breed them, this might be interesting to you

http://tropicalfishfanatics.forumsmotion.com/breeding-f26/breeding-betta-splendens-siamese-fighting-fish-t83.htm

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PostSubject: Re: betta   Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:41 am

Oh he's beautiful K and that's a great photo. Smile

My first Betta - Cúchulainn - looked very similar to your one as you can see.

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PostSubject: Re: betta   Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:52 pm

nice lookig betta K stunning photo - great gift Smile colour is fantastic mate



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PostSubject: Re: betta   Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:28 am

ok guys thanks a lot! and although it was not really my intention, i actually managed to breed them successfully- no jokes

not sure about the number of fry... there's probably hundreds and they are so small that i can't even put a filter in the tank for another week! too difficult to photograph as well... the parent bettas are in separate jars now because they might actually eat up the fry if left in the same tank
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PostSubject: Re: betta   Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:50 am

Oh dont have them in jars k - get them a nice little tank each. I hate the thought of fish in jars Smile

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PostSubject: Re: betta   Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:03 pm

thats an easy thing to say, but not an easy thing to do, convincing my parents to let me have ONE tank was difficult enough. Sometimes i wish i had my own house... But i dont think thats possible at my age
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PostSubject: Re: betta   Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:02 am

Just tell them that it is better for the fishes health k, and then pile it on about how they wouldn't want to be responsible for the fish getting ill or being unhappy would they, and also it is teaching you how to be a responsible fishkeeper.

A little emotional blackmail can often do the trick hahaha

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PostSubject: Re: betta   Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:11 am

my mom will most probably say:

1) give the fish to the fish store
2) put them all in the same tank
3) other rubbish things like "too many tanks don't look good" or "they won't die in jars so let them be there"

emotional blackmail! i doubt that my mom has any emotions for fish. she threatened to flush away all the fry

it won't work banghead

but maybe if i try continuously for a few days it may hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: betta   Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:53 pm

old post I know - but some pointers

at least 3 females per male - so he can spread any aggression around (and no single female gets too bullied)

Most the 'professional' betta breeders put the fry into either jam jars or cut down drinks bottles - and place these on heat mats designed for reptiles.

With one fish per pot - you only need to change a small amount of water each day

I dont noprmally have much luck with bettas - although my current group seem happy n healthy so fingers n fins crossed Wink
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