The water is green in the main 3ft tank because it gets several hours of direct afternoon sunlight so it gets a bit of algae happening even with all the plants. It was a bit cloudly in the photos as I had been moving plants around, but it is actually surprisingly clear when it settles for a tank with no filter or water circulation.
I think the whole 'jumping' thing freaks me out a little with frogs. They are getting big and fat though on all the algae and stuff in there. I think it's the first time my nan and pa have had tadpoles of large numbers since the Black Saturday fires went right along the road they live on.
Wild bettas are available through our main wholesaler, but I prefer the ones imported in by this lady who has a business called Fishchick Aquatics. They are generally guaranteed male/female pairs and of higher quality than the ones the wholesaler provides.
I have so far bred my rutilans, persephone, unimaculata, burdigala and tussyae. Everyone else was purchased as adult breeding pairs. Wild bettas grow out really slowly so it can take up to 12 months for some of my species to reach adult size.
Wild bettas are usually less aggressive than splendens. However, there can be exceptions. My ideii pair (lost the male) were highly aggressive and apparently it is not unknown for one partner to kill the other. She can't be with any other fish as she attacks them quite viciously.
Otherwise they are not too bad. They will get their fins torn up every now and then when someone is in a snit but they heal surprisingly fast as I have them on a pretty high-protein diet.
Killifish are awesome. They are like the perfect cross between Betta splendens and wild bettas. They are brightly coloured and personable, but are capable of living together and haven't changed much from their natural form. Here are two of my current males sparring over a female.
As you can see they aren't that aggressive but still quite feisty and they put on a good show for you.