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PostSubject: hii :)   Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:19 am

So I just recently got into fish keeping. Maybe about two months ago. I have learned a ridiculous amount of stuff about aquariums and fish, a lot more than I realized I would. But I love it more every day (even with my picky fish).

These are the tanks that I have:

29 gallon:
2 albino corys
2 emerald corys
2 spotted corys
2 red laser cory cats
2 blue ram cichlids
1 bamboo shrimp
3 platys
2 african dwarf frog
1 female betta
1 male betta (normally resides in the 29 gallon but is in quarantine right now)
3 mystery snails

14 gallon:
5 tiger barbs
1 dwarf gourami
3 otto cats
1 bamboo shrimp

3 gallon:
Quarantine tank, usually empty. Unfortunately my male betta is currently residing here until he can be moved back to the 29 gallon.

1 gallon:
This tank is empty and I don't plan on putting anything in it as I know how terrible tiny tanks are for fish. But it is currently cycling in case anyone needs to be temporarily moved in an emergency.[code]
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PostSubject: Re: hii :)   Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:42 pm



I saw your post in the emergency section about the betta, it's a queer case indeed.

You've said here that your 29 gallon tank normally has a female betta as well as a male betta, I don't think you should keep them together as the males are very aggressive (keeping several females together, however, shouldn't be a problem).

I used to have bettas a couple of years back, the males didn't mix with any other fish and I had to keep them separately. I've heard that if you keep a small mirror in the tank they'll even try to attack their own reflection!

Now I shall step aside and pray the more experienced guys can help your betta!
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PostSubject: Re: hii :)   Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:44 am

Yea, they're watched very carefully just to make sure but they haven't had any problems together. But if the need ever arose then she could be moved to another tank.

Unfortunately last night one of the tiger barbs in the smaller tank started acting funny. And now one of the cory's and possibly one of the cichlids in the bigger tank too.
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PostSubject: Re: hii :)   Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:48 am

Hey,

to TFF.

Just a word of warning, (I am the resident Betta specialist lol).

I would advise against keeping male and female Betta's together for any period of time other than breeding. All they will do is want to breed and that is impossible in a community tank.

You can get your male Betta a little tank of his own and he will be much happier.

Any Betta questions let me know. xx
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PostSubject: Re: hii :)   Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:15 am

Thanks. Unfortunately with the crazy things happening lately my male may not be around much longer. If I end up with another male in the future I won't put him with her.
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