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Old 03-06-2016, 09:58 AM   #1
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Stopped off to get some fish food today. Came home with a new betta (as you do ).

From memory this one was noted as veil tail ($10). There were also moon bettas ($12) and half moon for ($33). Took a liking to this one.





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He's a handsome guy. I like the orange-ish/red color, and his fins look great. Nice find!
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Thanks! He looked healthy and was busy checking out the tank last night and flaring at a few things to keep in practice.
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He's beautiful love his color, he looks really healthy!
Good luck with him 😊

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I do like the colour on this one as well. Hopefully he settles in ok. I noticed last night there was a loose scale or something on one of the gill plates so I'm hoping this is nothing and will go away. Will try to do a small mid-week water just to keep the water fresh.
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Still can't figure out what is on or into the scale on the gill plate. Very small at half a millimetre length and like a strand from a piece of string. White coloured. The length of it isn't like ich I have seen (not a round dot). If anything some sort of small worm, (assuming the worse), but I can't see any damage or redness around it. It's not moving either.

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Dosed salt into the tank up to a US tablespoon per half gallon. Around 0.7%. It's still there, possibly a bit less.

Fish is pretty much fine. Reducing the salt back out and will just watch it for a bit.
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Many thanks!

The white strand seemed to wither and drop off after the salt so all seems well now. He handled the salt well - just colour loss on a few occasions.

He is very good at recognising the food container now

I'd like to get something else in there as a cleaner but tank is only 6 gal and last time I found large snails were too messy. Might try a couple of Malaysian trumpet snails.
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nice find. real good looking. +1 on a betta
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Found a small ramshorn snail in the main tank yesterday. Not sure how it survived between the loaches and co2 injection unless it came with the plants I bought the previous weekend.

Plucked him out and into the beta tank. Seems to be doing ok. Will see how he goes.
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