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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 01:56 PM
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Do not, I repeat DO NOT put a DG in with a betta. I made that mistake and my beautiful HM was killed.

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Oh my gosh. I think that I would have cried. He was beautiful!
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Kissing gouramis (I know not fish in question) dont actually kiss but lock themselves together to fight. Gouramis are aggressive and bettas will fight with them. Same for paradise fish.
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Oh my gosh. I think that I would have cried. He was beautiful!
He is in the big rice paddy in the sky now. My DG died from old tank syndrome, didn't cry or nothing.

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Kissing gourami seem more like cichlids for that. xD

Oh, didn't see the blue lobster question.
Lobsters are salt water. The animal in question is a blue crayfish. It will get large enough to and try to shred up/kill a betta. Plus eat live plants.
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Kissing gourami seem more like cichlids for that. xD

Oh, didn't see the blue lobster question.
Lobsters are salt water. The animal in question is a blue crayfish. It will get large enough to and try to shred up/kill a betta. Plus eat live plants.
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I was right then! At PetCo, when I saw the crayfish, I was like "OMG! Is that a blue crayfish!?!?" And the employee standing next to me goes "No, it's a blue lobster actually". I'm glad to know that I know more about aquatics than the PetCo employees (which is sad on their part considering I don't know much, lol!)

Having my fish torn up sounds like a terrible idea to me, I'll scratch that off my list, then!
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If you can find Mexican dwarf orange crayfish (CPO) they would be safe for betta and plants. They are very beautiful, but run $30 each here. O.o
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The Orange crayfish are cheap on aquabid if you are interested. Of course they may eat plants, they may not, research it...

Dwarf gouramis shouldn't be kept with each other besides male and female. They will fight for territory. They are like bettas but can take a bit more current. Females are almost never sold in petstores because they aren't colorful, so less sales.

You could get the same effect as crayfish with ghostshrimp and they are cheaper. They are just see through, it is really cool looking, and they won't eat plants or fish, besides dead fish or other dead shrimp. Just don't let them near babies, they may eat them as they are small. Easy to take care of as well, they will eat fallen betta pellets and sinking cat fish waffers that are meaty.


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Like I said, dwarf crayfish don't eat plants. They are very popular in planted tanks because of this.
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