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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 11:35 AM
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He looks like a California. Or Cal for short.

He might also be a Florida, or Flo Rida. Yeah, name him Flo Rida

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Why states? xD

Thanks, anyways! I really like Takoda, I might name him that. :)

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I like Takoda too.... hey, maybe that'll be his name. :) Takoda... heh. :3



Oh, don't worry! :) That's only in the afternoon. He's currently in my greenhouse, but when I get my room I'll move him inside.

Don't Betta fish naturally get these temperatures in the wild?
Not really, Bettas prefer temperatures of 78-84 at the highest. By the looks of your thermometer the temperature seems to be close to 90 which can be dangerous to bettas :o he is very beautiful, good luck with naming!

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Not really, Bettas prefer temperatures of 78-84 at the highest. By the looks of your thermometer the temperature seems to be close to 90 which can be dangerous to bettas :o he is very beautiful, good luck with naming!
Gah, I see. Let me get him some cool water! :) Thanks for the warning.

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Texas means Friend, and that's what my betta is.
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Just make sure not to put in really cold water, the sudden drop in temperature can put your betta into shock and thats not good. I think the best thing you can do is get a zip lock baggie and put a piece of ice in it and then put that in the filter and that should slowly cool down your tank :o

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Or if you decide to bring him in during the afternoon and you have one of those electric heating pads you could put the tank on top of that to act like a makeshift heater.

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Great find!
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Ah, thanks! :) This isn't his permanent home so I have him in a small 2 gallon container and I do a water change every day. I hope to move him to a divided 10g soon.

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Or if you decide to bring him in during the afternoon and you have one of those electric heating pads you could put the tank on top of that to act like a makeshift heater.
I actually moved him inside right after I changed his water, in a shelf, for the meanwhile I get my room (it's in construction, what a bad time to start a betta hobby... >_>)my mom had to find I had a hidden fish someday LOL. He doesn't need a heater, the water naturally warms to 79F inside. :)

@RobertTheFish: Thanks!

One(1) male Betta splendens named Texas, one(1) big heart for him.
Texas means Friend, and that's what my betta is.
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7/7/11
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Here's a picture just for the record. LOL

One(1) male Betta splendens named Texas, one(1) big heart for him.
Texas means Friend, and that's what my betta is.
6/14/11
7/7/11
A new member joins the family, Takoda.
8/4/11
Two new members join the family.
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So takoda is the name then? Nice. To cool down his "tank" you can put ice in a glad or tupperware container and float it in his tank.

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