Newbie with 10 male bettas
I'm Lyn and have a passion for bettas big time. I have actually been reading this board for months and have learned so much. It's because of this board that I learned that putting my bettas in larger tanks I actually have seen their behaviors change from not wanting to do much in a one gallon tank to swimming and playing with the plants and swimming through their ornaments and they are like little puppies. I can't believe that they are so trainable. I read that here and have noticed that they know me. When I go near the tanks they look straight at me and puff out their faces! They get all excited when it's feeding time. I spent the weekend changing all of the gallon tanks to 3 gallon ones and each boy has their own and they love them! They are amazing little guys. My favs are pineapple. Have 4 of those. The other 6 are a different color combos of red, white and blue. I have one big earred, one veil tail, a couple of deltas and the rest half moons.
The tanks are really pretty now and thanks to all the pics posted here and how to divide tanks, there is a wealth of info here. Love reading this forum for hours each day.
I do have one question. I want to use filters in each 3 gallon tank. I have been told by LFS that they don't need filters and the employees who actually have bettas don't use them. I am torn as to whether filters are needed. I wanted to use sponge filters and feed 9 of them off of one pump with the T's. Is this feasable? If so, since all toll the 9 tanks add up to 18 gallons so would I get a pump for a 20 gallon tank for there to be enough power to 9 filters? How would you do it or would you for-go the filters.
I did try the i10's and the flow goes straight down and pushes the particles away where the intake is. Dumb setup for this filter. It's ashame too cause really they would have been perfect. They really worked well for airation but not for actually cleaning anything. I look forward to lots of posts and more reading here. Can't wait to get responses to my question.
I really want to try to breed one day and have been reading up for months but really want to take my time and get situated here since I know I'll have lots of questions.
I'm in Betta heaven!
Last edited by love4bettas; 05-06-2013 at 06:09 PM.