Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > New Acquisitions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-17-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
New Betta

Here he is. A double tail half-moon. I don't have any decor yet!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3813489804.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	62.3 KB
ID:	48041  
__________________

__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
LyndaB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 5,816
He's very handsome. What's he in, a vase?
__________________

__________________
75: blood parrots, featherfin cat, emperor tetras, turquoise rainbowfish, BN plecos, japanese trapdoor; 46: WCMM, gold inca snails, ghost, bamboo & amano shrimp, kuhli loaches, rummynose & ember tetras, endlers, platies, flame gourami, guppies; 16: pygmy, peppered, loxozonus corys, otos, assassins, RCS ... ~ Research PRIOR to purchase.... ~
LyndaB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 01:27 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by LyndaB View Post
He's very handsome. What's he in, a vase?
Right now, yes. I was thinking about moving him to my 20 Gallon. Do you think he would be ok with 2 platys, three tetras, and two corys? Thanks!
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 01:32 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
LyndaB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 5,816
You're asking the wrong person. It's my personal opinion that bettas (both male and female) do best with no tankmates. Others may offer opinions as to what may have worked for them.
__________________
75: blood parrots, featherfin cat, emperor tetras, turquoise rainbowfish, BN plecos, japanese trapdoor; 46: WCMM, gold inca snails, ghost, bamboo & amano shrimp, kuhli loaches, rummynose & ember tetras, endlers, platies, flame gourami, guppies; 16: pygmy, peppered, loxozonus corys, otos, assassins, RCS ... ~ Research PRIOR to purchase.... ~
LyndaB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 01:34 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Oh ok, but I heard if you keep them in a vase or bowl, their fins will shorten. Have you heard this?
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 01:49 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hubert90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 1,383
Quote:
Originally Posted by redsea
Oh ok, but I heard if you keep them in a vase or bowl, their fins will shorten. Have you heard this?
That's true! If the water parameters ain't right, Betta's fun will shorten regardless where its housed. High ammonia will cause fin rot as a result shorten fin.
__________________
Hubert90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 01:56 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
LyndaB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 5,816
They need a filter and heater. And again, my opinion, but it shouldn't be housed in anything less than a 5 gallon.
__________________
75: blood parrots, featherfin cat, emperor tetras, turquoise rainbowfish, BN plecos, japanese trapdoor; 46: WCMM, gold inca snails, ghost, bamboo & amano shrimp, kuhli loaches, rummynose & ember tetras, endlers, platies, flame gourami, guppies; 16: pygmy, peppered, loxozonus corys, otos, assassins, RCS ... ~ Research PRIOR to purchase.... ~
LyndaB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 02:01 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by LyndaB View Post
They need a filter and heater. And again, my opinion, but it shouldn't be housed in anything less than a 5 gallon.
your right. they should be treated like any other tropical fish.

IMO,your betta should be fine depending species of tetra and the bettas temperament.you should up the tetra school to six and the cory school to 4. your betta looks a lot like my new male
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 02:04 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
KreativJustin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North East, Indiana
Posts: 216
Would put in minimum of a 10 gallon. I had a little guy that was in a 3.5 (filtered) and got ick.. he now resides in a 10 gallon with a better filter and heater. He has been clear of ick for about a week or so now and is much more active. He lives by himself at the moment, but he lived in a tropical tank for a while before I got him a tank. He did very well with all of the other species.

--Edit--

They are almost blind, so any fancy tailed fish that he would confuse with another Betta is going to be in trouble. Just keep that in mind, if it's a fancy looking fish, keep them away from a Betta. If it's a $2 fish and you don't mind losing one, then you could try it. Just pray for the poor little $2 fish.
__________________

__________________
55gal Beginner FOWLR - 40lb Live Rock, 1 True Percula, 1 Sand Sifting CUC, 1 Scooter Blenny, 1 Sally LF Crab, 2 Turbo Snails, Frag Brain Coral, Tree Coral Frag, Zoanthid Colony
KreativJustin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
betta

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would this betta set up work? Oscarr19 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 08-12-2011 04:19 PM
Getting a Betta! Need Help! ChibiRedPanda Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 102 07-27-2011 06:36 PM
Betta and betta and... xfactor6699 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 07-19-2011 06:52 PM
Female Betta acting aggressive...help please madeinpa Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 07-08-2011 10:59 AM
Betta Tank Build mr.waffles1842 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 20 07-01-2011 03:59 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.