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Old 07-26-2010, 01:38 AM   #1
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Betta Splendens

Your typical Splendens veil tail. He was the best looking one and he was an impulse buy He has been hiding in the cave all day so it's hard to get a good pic. but hopefully he will liven up once he settles in


Crappy pics, it was hard to get good ones of him. And I know there is water spots all over lol. Tank willl be cleaned tmrw again, going to do PWCs everyday until I know for sure he is good to go.








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Old 07-26-2010, 03:10 AM   #2
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Awww, he looks so sad in the pics! I know you will be a good mom and cheer him right up though!
I like the looks of that guy! Make sure he opens his fins for you. After a couple days when he settles in, put a hand mirror up to the tank and try to get him to flare for you, so you can get a good look at his gills and fins.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:52 PM   #3
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Ok here he is today... colors are looking better but I am not sure about his fins. Still water spots because I am working on figuring out how he is comfiest in there. I took some gravel out, lowered the water level and put his bridge under the strongest part of the current. He really likes the cave. Don't they make like betta beds or something? I want to get him something cool like that. I also did 1gal water change and will be doing them every day or so for a while until I am sure he is good.

also got some freeze dried bloodworms, hope he doesn't get constipated. I will be getting some good ones next time I can .














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Old 07-27-2010, 12:48 AM   #4
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All these bettas....Anymore and I'll be convinced in getting one again myself. I haven't had a betta since the last one died 4 years ago. Wonderful thing is he lived for 6 years so it was time anyways....
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Mine was totally an impulse buy I wasn't planning on getting one since a) I already have a 'species' tank (i won't know if he is nice or not for a while lol) and b) I didn't really care for them at first honestly. Then my friend gave me a betta bowl... too small... lol so he's in the tank now
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:17 AM   #6
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His fins look a little clamped, but with clean water he should be good to go!
Do not feed him that freeze-dried crap, he will get bloated. Go get some pellets ASAP.
I am trying to figure out what kind of betta he is....I don't think he's a VT. Let me do some searching, and I will be back.
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Well, maybe he is, but his fins aren't opened enough yet. Try doing the hand mirror trick and see if he will be open up for you. I found this list on finnage for ya.

Tail and Fin Forms In Betta Splendens
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OK he kind of looks like a cross between a spade and a veil tail. I am pretty sure he is a veil tail, but he has some type of fin rot going on I think. His fins don't look too bad, but there is a small hole in the bottom fin and he has a little bit of curling going on (what are those two things sticking out like gouramis have? lol)

He did open up for me, his gills look good. It was cool when he did that! It's still hard to get a good pic because he likes to be in the most complicated corner lol
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he's purrrddyyyy i want one too lol . i'm just worried about the plants i have in there, but they are like the whole point of the tank lol. i dunno what to do
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awww lol. put him in the 10! If you can't find your chilis
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