The tank is a tad bare, and though your live plants will fill in...you might want to go ahead and toss in a couple more live or maybe some temporary silk plants until things grow in more, just to add a tad more cover for now and give the girls a few more places to hide as they establish their pecking order, as that is when a lot of the fighting and aggression is going to happen.
Also....that one blue/MG dragon I keep seeing towards the front really caught my eye. Its hard to see because I can't get a good look at its ventrals(though from what i can see they do look longish), but judging by body shape and fin length/shape it looks like you might have a surprise male there. Just....might want to take a bit of a closer look at 'her'(and maybe that blue dumbo too....it looks a little manly to me o.o, though I haven't seen too many dumbo females)to make sure, just in case. ;)
And what was your PH? Bettas can generally adapt to a wide rage of PH's, they're very hardy little guys, so using some kind of unnatural product to mess with the PH is mostly unnecessary and can often cause PH swings, which can be much more stressful and dangerous then a slightly high stable PH.
Otherwise....looks amazing! Can't wait to see it all once the plants have grown in and filled things up! NPTs are so lovely! <3[/QUOTE]
I actually removed all of my fake plants that were in the tank (they looked stupid compared to the real stuff)... I have a 10-gallon tank full of real plants to add. Every time I start a planting session, it seems to upset the fish & stir up the soil. I wanted a clear sightline for me to observe the fish in these early days. Plus, I wanted to see if they'd actually use their "Princess castle" (they do!). I have to set up my male ee's new 5-gallon; I'll decide who gets what plant where. You may be right about my "possible males". Who knows?? I will watch them closely. I was sold the CT as a "fancy" female. As for the ee's- I didn't think the ladies' fins were that long. Hmmm- well, I have no life, so I will spend the weekend watching how things develop.
4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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