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Hi everyone! Well, my other journal was kind of a failure, so I figured I'd start anew. So, I know the title says "Betta journal" but I'm also going to write a bit about my other aquatic things in here, too. Here goes!

So, if you've read my other journal, you probably know all of my fish already. For those of you who haven't, here they are:



Merlin, royal blue crown tail male. He currently has columnaris (!) and I have put a thread in the diseases forum.

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Pi, wild-type female. I think that she's a crown tail, but she's still recovering from some minor fin rot that she had a while back, so I can't be sure.

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Winter, multicolored crown tail female Betta. This was a picture from before her recent color change. She now has a lot more blue on her body.

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Peach, veiltail male Betta. He just recently bit a large chunk off his caudal fin, so he doesn't look quite this flashy at the moment. In this photo he was flaring at Pi and my brother's Betta (Brisinger) who were floating in cups in his tank.

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This was Tesla. He was a veiltail Betta that I purchased about three months ago. He'd bitten off most of his caudal fin at the store due to stress, and that's why it was so short. He passed away five days after I got him, but I feel the need to put his picture here anyway.







Aside from Merlin having columnaris, my fish are quite healthy. Once Merlin is cured, I'll put him in quarantine for a month or two. By the time he's out of quarantine, I can put him in the AWESOME tank I plan to set up.

It would be a 20 gallon long tank divided into four sections with hornwort, anubias, water sprite, and a bunch of other plants. At each end there would be a 10 gallon heater and a hang-on-back filter baffled with a sponge. In each section there would be half a terracotta flower pot to function as a hiding spot and a thermometer, as well as a marimo moss ball and numerous other plants. It would look something like this:

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I apologize for the low-quality drawing, it was done on "paint".



Now I'll show you my current Betta tanks:


Winter & Peach's 10 gallon tank:



Pi's 2 gallon tank:



The Betta hammock was recently replaced with a clump of java moss, which she likes much better.

Merlin's 3 gallon tank:



In the picture he was acclimating. He's no longer in the cup. Also, I now have a few spare plants tossed in and there is quite a lot of frogbit.



Anyway, there you go! My Bettas and their tanks in all their glory!


Until next time, ~Saphira

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Hi! What brand of tank is Merlin's tank?
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It is "Aquatic Gardens". I got it at a thrift store. :)

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nice find!
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nice find!
Thanks!

Whenever I visit thrift stores I always look in the pets section first.

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Today I went and bought the right medication for Merlin. (I had messed up and bought maracyn instead of maracyn 2)

Treatment will start tomorrow!

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Treatment has started! :D

Merlin seems to be taking it quite well. (Yay!)

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I'm glad Nerlin is doing ok with the meds. I hope he feels better soon.
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I'm glad Nerlin is doing ok with the meds. I hope he feels better soon.
Thanks. :)

I'm actually beginning to see visible signs of improvement already! :D

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I don't have much to write today, except that Merlin's doing great with his meds and the fuzzies are almost gone. Yay!!!

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