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Old 11-01-2011, 06:32 PM   #661
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Females usually aren't as colorful but still are, an have much shorter fins than males.

Also, the label on the cup doesn't hurt to check as well

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Females usually aren't as colorful but still are, an have much shorter fins than males.

Also, the label on the cup doesn't hurt to check as well
Well i want ti adopt one from a friend. It flares at me, but only a little. Would it be a good tank mate or skip it? Do betas even swim around much in bigger tanks?
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Bettas can be really active in larger tanks!

Sorry I just kinda popped outta nowhere
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Well i want ti adopt one from a friend. It flares at me, but only a little. Would it be a good tank mate or skip it? Do betas even swim around much in bigger tanks?
Yep, they are fairly active in larger tanks. They really not as sedetary as they seem in those cups.
Also, I do not advise ever adding a betta to a community unless you have a back-up plan. It doesn't always work and its not always easy to tell if it will work or not. So, having a solid back-up plan is the responsible thing to do.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:00 PM   #665
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Well look who's been busy lately
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Lol, it looks like you spilled soap in there! Busy labrynth fish.
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Wow that's awesome!
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Bettas can be really active in larger tanks!

Sorry I just kinda popped outta nowhere
You did! You scared me!! Haha jk
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:25 AM   #669
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Yep, they are fairly active in larger tanks. They really not as sedetary as they seem in those cups.
Also, I do not advise ever adding a betta to a community unless you have a back-up plan. It doesn't always work and its not always easy to tell if it will work or not. So, having a solid back-up plan is the responsible thing to do.
Backup plan = give fish back to friends tiny bowl ;(
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:27 AM   #670
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Well look who's been busy lately
Oh i didnt know you got a bubbler bruins!! Hahaha jk jk haha and wait, lemme get this straight...we can have pics of your gouramis bubbles but cant have any pics of the actual tank?!?! WHAT!!! hahaha we dont care how over-grown it is!!!
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Females usually aren't as colorful but still are, an have much shorter fins than males.

Also, the label on the cup doesn't hurt to check as well
disagree, as yes stated in a previous comment the females CAN be as colourful as males (sometimes), i referred to the males with short fins - my male was confused with a female as it had short fins nearly exactly the girl's length, the tail was shorter anyway. and sometimes the label on the cup is wrong as the males (short finned) can be confused with females.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:49 AM   #672
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Update!

GOT PICS! Fish and plant profiles for whatever I could get of the tank will go up soon

Also trimmed, so now it looks presentable!

Everyone getting along great, although now the black neons are definitely schooling now that the angel has gotten bigger. Bentosis not as much.

Bettas getting along really well. I took some pics and will try to sequence them in order to try to show you how their games of "hide and go seek" work.

That's all for now!
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Sounds good. I hope the bettas continue to get along. I am guesing it will be ok since the tank is big and planted and they seem to be relaxed individuals. But, who knows.
Good to hear about the black neons. Give the bentosis time, they could still school up!
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Tetras

Okay, here's just a few quick pics and profile on the tetras in my tank!
Bentosi tetras:
Very nice fish! They have nice pinkish bodies, really dark red tips with black and white intermingled on them as well. The males have longer fins with curved ends and are bigger, the female's fins short and stout. There is no pecking order and they do as they please, however I do wish they schooled more.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:32 AM   #675
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Black Neon Tetras:
I picked these guys because I thought they would compliment the bentosi tetras nicely in different coloration and body shape, which, IMO, do a fantastic job of showcasing. Originally they refused to school, but gradually overtime they began to have a lose school, probably due to my angel growing bigger and bigger (pics of him will be up later to those who want some )
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Winnie The Pooh's Obsession

Yep, honey! Well...more like honey gouramis. Sorry to disappoint, Pooh.

So far so good! VERY active breeders, I see a bubble nest in my tank quite a bit at least every week. The female is less colorful and a pale yellow with light orange on the tips of her fins. Her partner, however, is much more colorful. The male is more prominently bright, dark orange and has specatcular coloration. I've had the female for six months, and just added the male to see how they would do together. They are a happy mated pair that can coexist with practically anything I put them with (so long as they don't destroy their bubble nest, which my angel has done several times, that delinquent). In fact, it seems that my gouramis are more ferocious to my angel than they are to my bettas. They are a bit more reserved and conservative, if you could tell from the pic.
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Beutiful fish!!!!! More pictures of the full tank and the angel! Im happy everything is working out well!
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Awesome pictures! I have never seen the bentosis in person before, but they are very pretty. How big are they supposed to get?
I am big fan of honeys. They are so pretty, and seem to usually be hardier than dg. Love the black neons too. I have always that is a beautiful species.
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The Black and Gold Panther

Just thought I should do an update

PANTHER. My all time favorite cichlid. EVER.

Love this guy! Totally has personality. If I'm not around, or at least an inch from the tank, he will totally bully and act like a boss. He stalks my bettas and gouramis, always trying to pounce on them. And whenever the black neons see him now, they scatter, because if they stand in his way-POUNCE! He will nip you

But them cories-he is just different to them! Whenever he tries to PANTHER them up, they simply run into him or ignore him, and he either gets frustrated or put off and moves on.

Also-he has a crazy infatuation with nerite snails. He constantly tries to pick them off the glass and eat them. Those poor nerites, always trying to simply eat the algae as Panther just goes at their striped shells.

I got him when he was about wee small, quarter size. Now est. 2 inches by 3 inches, he's getting bigger!

Pics below. Sorry, no action shots, whenever he sees me he plays innocent and hides behind the rotala
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Great pictures. I LOVE my angels. I totally agree that they have so much personality. They just such characters!
Lol, I like his one "eyebrow."
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