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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-01-2010, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Finally getting back into fish again...

Well I decided to start my hobby of fish again and I went with a betta to get me started. I have a red male named Shelby and he's in a 2 gallon tank for now until I expand to a 10 gallon. Do you guys have good recommendations for tankmates, decorations, filter systems, food pellets(I'm using Wardley right now). Tips are much appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-02-2010, 06:34 AM
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Welcome to the forum! It's great to get back into something you enjoy, right? Same thing happened to me last year and I got the betta bug. I can't tell you much about tankmates, but are you looking to have artificial plants, or live ones? If you go for artificial, get silk plants over plastic - your betta will be much less likely to injure himself. As for food, I swear by Hikari Bio Gold betta pellets, and I do not reccommend Wardley betta pellets, as they were simply too big for my bettas.

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As for food, I swear by Hikari Bio Gold betta pellets, and I do not reccommend Wardley betta pellets, as they were simply too big for my bettas.
I agree. None of my betta's would eat the Wardley betta pellets due to the size. I also feed them the Hikari Bio Gold betta pellets 5 days a week. I feed them freeze dried blood worms once a week and fast them once a week.


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Welcome to the forum! As for the little convo going on about Wardleys... I was EXTREMELY lucky and got a container with small pellets ^_^ It should last me for quite some time :D But I'd suggest Hikari, really. It was pure luck that my Wardleys ended up small.

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Hello and welcome to the forum. I also use Wardleys and Bio Gold, too.
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Welcome to the forum.

Tankmates:
Cory Cats, and Shrimp (some Betta will eat shrimp, though.)..Most say Tetras, personally I don't like Tetras, they nip fins.
Decorations: Any caves that don't have sharp edges, and silk or live plants.
Filter Systems: Aqua-Tech is really good. The Marineland one might be to powerful. If you have a Wal-Mart near you that sells 10 gallon kits, them are awesome.
Food Pellets: I used Wardleys, but I prefer Hikari Bio Gold. I just got New Life Spectrum Betta Formula, going to see how that works.

Bettas: Rose, Sophia, Addie, Ghost, Buster, Holt, Aidan, and Mercutio!
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Wardleys has always worked well for me! Small pellets FTW. :)

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Thanks for the tips I will try to get a picture up of Shelby soon I'm really busy so maybe not until tommorow afternoon.
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Welcome to the forum! As for the little convo going on about Wardleys... I was EXTREMELY lucky and got a container with small pellets ^_^ It should last me for quite some time :D But I'd suggest Hikari, really. It was pure luck that my Wardleys ended up small.
I used Wardley's with Bloo and it was fine. I now use Hikari, but If you have Wardley's and your fish Eat it without seeming too unhappy, I think it would be fine. But don't take it from me. I'm not as experienced as these guys. (:

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