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Old 01-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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New betta

Well I just got back from my lfs down the street and I brought back a Betta that was crammed in a small little thing inside a tank. He was flarin at the other Betta beside him. So now he is in his own 10 gallon tank with the light off so he gets accustomed to it. Anyone have any pointers on bettas? All water parameters were met. I just hope he lives long and enjoys his tank. I have the water at a trickle and lots of space to swim so I hope I'm doing good
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Guessing the tank was cycled?

An pics would be nice once it's settled
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Tank is fully cycled, it's current inhabitants are 3 cherry barbs( school dissipated for no reason) one male betta and apple snails. I'll eventually redo the tank and kind if turn it into a small community 10 gallon
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Tank is fully cycled, it's current inhabitants are 3 cherry barbs( school dissipated for no reason) one male betta and apple snails. I'll eventually redo the tank and kind if turn it into a small community 10 gallon
I've heard barbs are nippers? If so it could be a bad thing having em with the Betta
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I've heard barbs are nippers? If so it could be a bad thing having em with the Betta
Yes they will eat the bettas fins
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Yes they will eat the bettas fins
Thought so, thanks for confirming
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Thought so, thanks for confirming
No problem. Bettas are neat fish and their fins are wat makes them unique IMO
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They like warmer temps at 80*F and slow moving water surface. A cave or something to hide in and large leafed plants to rest on are appreciated. They are prone to bloat if over fed. Their stomach is about the size of their eye so 2-3 pellets daily are enough. One day of fasting also helps prevent it. Keep nothing sharp in the tank like plastic plants so they can't tear their fins.
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So far there's no aggression in the tank, the moment there is out they go, I do have some plastic plants which I will be swapping out for silk or real once payday hits. I'm trying to get some pics but at the moment he is camera shy
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So far there's no aggression in the tank, the moment there is out they go, I do have some plastic plants which I will be swapping out for silk or real once payday hits. I'm trying to get some pics but at the moment he is camera shy
Yeah that's good. Most fish are camera shy the first week
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