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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-23-2009, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a Princess today...

I went to petsmart today and fell in love with her. I will post pictures tomorrow so you guys can see her. She is a beautiful white color with a few small dark blue spots, her upper and lower fins are a real light blue with a little dark blue and reddish purple, and her tail starts of light blue then changes to the reddish purple color. I bought her a 5 gallon tank and set it up on my desk at work. I used dark blue and black gravel because I thought it would really bring out her color. Tomorrow I am going to get her a back ground for her tank do you guys think I should go with a dark back ground? What do you guys think I caould put in there with her? I was thinking maybe a Ivory Mystery Snail and an African Dwarf Frog do you think that would be ok? Oh and does anyone have any name suggestions? Sorry this is kind of long but I am excited she is my first female Betta.

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-23-2009, 05:20 PM
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Snails need high levels of calcium, ph and kh, which makebettas prone to finrot and bacterial infections, so I wouldn't recommend one.
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LOL same here. :) I got a pure white VT. Pics coming soon!!!

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Females are great, they have so much personality! I wouldn't go with the snail, as DQ said, fin rot = no fun.. but an ADF would be nice, just make sure you have long tweezers or a turkey baster to feed him with.


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I love my 4 females!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2009, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. I have a Blue Mystery Snail (Hes my avitar) but he is in a tank with 3 playts, a swordtail, and 3 corys I did not know that Calcium could cause fin rot so I will not get one. Why would I need tweezers or a turkey baster for a ADF?

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Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2009, 08:14 PM
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You need to feed them seperately...I'm just not sure what they eat.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2009, 08:37 PM
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all those fish in a five gallon?

my 7 bettas
~Dazzle july 8
~Diva july 13
~Jellyfish july 28
~Bubbles july 30
~Spike sept 29
~Peaches oct 7
~snoball dec 7
~3 other fish and 2 ghost shrimp
(getting more soon!)


50% water changes every week (30% for 5 gal) feed two pelets a day
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-25-2009, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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No the snail and the others are in a 10 gallon tank I have. I have several tanks. A 5 gallon, 2 10 gallons, a 44 gallon, and 2 20 gallons. LOL In the 5 gallon there is only the female Betta.

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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