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Old 08-24-2012, 10:06 AM   #7091 
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@Mikey I have a beautiful Blue VT fishy named Sapphire that looks like your VT:) He looks like he is very well, VT are supposed to look like that..He's a gorgeous boy!!
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:27 PM   #7092 
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I wouldn't keep the bettas together like he did, also. But I don't think those are really stress stripes, two of the bettas are just really young and haven't grown colors yet
I noticed as well, their fins haven't grown yet and so. But, the living conditions are out of wack. But do you really think those Bettas are not stressed? They're not wild Bettas that can be in groups, the ones we have here are bred to fight.
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No, those are definitely stress stripes..... a betta is not naturally striped...


BTW gorgeous bettas, but definately need to be seperated, good luck! :)
Actually, when they are young, they DO get stripes. It helps them camouflage with all the plants in the water. Kinda like zebras. ;)
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:09 PM   #7093 
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Okay, thanks a lot for all your comments, I will seperate them this weekend, thx for the sewing mesh tip, I think I'll try that..

They are not stressed all the time though, but will separate them hopefully tomorrow.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:13 PM   #7094 
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Okay, thanks a lot for all your comments, I will seperate them this weekend, thx for the sewing mesh tip, I think I'll try that..

They are not stressed all the time though, but will separate them hopefully tomorrow.
Thats great to hear! I appreciate you taking the advice given and not being stubborn, many members are stubborn and the fish pay the price.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:48 PM   #7095 
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yeah, and im glad you didnt take offense to every one telling you the same thing.... lol.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:13 AM   #7096 
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Frodo and Sam's divided 10gallon. it's silk planted with live bamboo stalks on either side. we're gonna be getting some more fun things for them, we just haven't found everything that'll be perfect yet:

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:18 AM   #7097 
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Frodo and Sam's divided 10gallon. it's silk planted with live bamboo stalks on either side. we're gonna be getting some more fun things for them, we just haven't found everything that'll be perfect yet:

Nice looking tank! My only concern is the bamboo- it's not fully aquatic, you can have it in your tank but the leave need to be out of the water, or it will die
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:12 AM   #7098 
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teenys right there. i was bout to point it out too. they may seem fine now. but within a month or 3 theyl look like the ones probably at your LPS, yellowing, sickly or even just bad XC could baffle the filter against the mesh, and lower your water leve, or put insome tiny tiny pots to raise them up out of the water, juust a smidge.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:27 AM   #7099 
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I noticed as well, their fins haven't grown yet and so. But, the living conditions are out of wack. But do you really think those Bettas are not stressed? They're not wild Bettas that can be in groups, the ones we have here are bred to fight.


Actually, when they are young, they DO get stripes. It helps them camouflage with all the plants in the water. Kinda like zebras. ;)
Maybe they are stressed and maybe they aren't, hard to tell with the young ones. It's usually okay to keep young bettas together without stressing them but as they grow and show aggression or when you're able to sex them or when they get their colors is when you definitely should consider separating them. A grown betta in the mix, I already know the tank is a little "awkward". I think his young bettas are lucky right now that the adult male is not aggressive towards them yet, kind of like having neon tetras with a male.
And a side note, bettas bred here are mostly for show and not to fight
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Nice looking tank! My only concern is the bamboo- it's not fully aquatic, you can have it in your tank but the leave need to be out of the water, or it will die
thanks for letting me know, i can definitely put them in some pots to get the leaves out of the water, are regular terracotta pots okay? i've seen people on here using them as "caves" in betta tanks so i figured they'd be toxin free. also, (forgive my being unknowledgable on plants) are peace lilies really safe to be fully submerged? i saw some at the store yesterday and they looked so perfect in terms of leaf shape for betta resting spots.
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