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Old 05-06-2014, 11:37 AM
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Berta is a red bicolor crowntail male, and Lupin is either a super delta or halfmoon (I think he'd be halfmoon if he flared) blue marble.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:08 PM
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I have a 50gal corner tank running I could put one into, nothing I there that he could hurt, and since he would stay at the top the kribs would leave him alone. I just don't like to support the place here that sells fish, then new one at least has filtered cups though.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:11 PM
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They don't just stick at the top, they go all over. I wouldn't trust the kribs with him or her.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:09 PM
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Craptastic cell pics of Shark Bait... Gah, I need a new camera! Picked the smallest, dullest betta at the store about a year ago and this is what I got a few hours later when his color perked up. This and a whole bunch of attitude! Lol.





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One of my coworkers has a betta on her desk. His name is....crap, I don't remember his name it's either Thor or Sharknado. That's all I've got. I would so love to get a fish tank with some pretty, colorful fish, but not here, not in this house. Instead, I'll just creep on everyone's FB
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Oh man I miss my fish! Once I move...

My favorite was my 'king betta'. That guy was awesome.

I always hear the baby bettas are hard to get to live long. I always want one though...
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Oh man I miss my fish! Once I move...

My favorite was my 'king betta'. That guy was awesome.

I always hear the baby bettas are hard to get to live long. I always want one though...
I've done tons of research on the betta forums, and generally if you can get the to adolescence you're okay. They require a slightly higher constant temperature than the adults to really thrive as well as more frequent feedings and super duper clean water as they emit a growth stunting hormone that needs to be removed. The two babies I have get a 50% water change one day and a 100% the next every day. LOL
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:24 PM
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I've done tons of research on the betta forums, and generally if you can get the to adolescence you're okay. They require a slightly higher constant temperature than the adults to really thrive as well as more frequent feedings and super duper clean water as they emit a growth stunting hormone that needs to be removed. The two babies I have get a 50% water change one day and a 100% the next every day. LOL
Pretty spot on. They don't sell decent food for them at Petco - they need live or frozen brine shrimp. Some are too small for adult brine shrimp, so you'd have to hatch your own (which isn't hard at alllll).

King bettas are actually called giants (no idea why they picked "king", lol), and most are pretty old males.

Assamiea, your guy is a dark bodied yellow bicolor veiltail with dragon scaling. WORDS. Calling him a yellow dragon veiltail shortens it a bit :P

Rick decided tonight that he was going to take the plunge. He bought a rack ($20 at walmart, woo), four bettas, fake plants (will add real later) and we got some 2.5g bins. We use heat tape to heat our guys, way cheaper and way less cords than if we bought everyone an individual heater. Yay, bettas! He's expressed some interest in breeding, which I've done, so we will be importing from Thailand in a few months and going from there. So nice to have him be interested!
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:44 PM
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Petco does sell frozen brine shrimp fwiw. My two babies get a mix of crushed presoaked NLS pellets and frozen brine shrimp and occasionally some ground presoaked omega one flakes.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:51 PM
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They do, most of the babies they sell (that I've seen) are large enough to eat it, too. The little "micro pellets" they sell above them don't meet their nutritional needs to grow and thrive, for anyone wanting a baby instead of an adult.
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