Hello everyone, first I would like to say it is amazing to finally find a forum strictly for bettas. Secondly, as someone who works at a corporate petstore, it's nice to see fish owners like myself who actually CARE<3
I am a proud mama of 4 bettas (1 KingBetta-Alpha, 2 Halfmoons-Zeus & Maximus, 1 Vt-Stud) Also, a 10gallon community which Alpha thrives in and is 3yrs old, going strong, also a 75gallon semiaggressive tank.
Alpha is the only betta of mine that accepts other fish after displaying a flare then dance with extended fins while theyre in the bag, and then welcomes them. He never gets nervous nor hides, only at night to rest. Maximus seems to be thriving in his little 2.5 with an african dwarf frog and theyre perfect together with live plant housing. Stud is kept in his 2.5 because hes very skiddish in open and larger tanks. And he has just welcomed to of his golden apple snails. I figure theyre calm and wont startle him. Hes loving his new tankmates.
Zeus...oh my Zeus..he's my problem child. Now he is definitely your ultimate fighter fish and quite the show off. His fins always extended, and compared to my other bettas, he's the most anxious to see me and puts on the best show. My most active betta, most thriving and most elegant...and he has settled more comfortably in a measly 1gallon....weirdo. Figured he'd thrive in a large tank...NOPE. He charged after everything that moved. He'll even attack live plants when they sway abit. Tell me thats not crazy >< And as for tankmates, no go. ghost shrimp, demolished. I knew they wouldnt stand a chance but i got to see just how aggressive he is..it was a slaughter house the minute they entered..he looked like how my sharks attack and eat in the 75gallon 0.o You can tap on his tank and he wont flinch..he'll flare and curve at you. He resembles the betta in my pic. (will post pics soon) I'd play the mirror game to cure boredom and soothe the temperment abit..it justs boosts his confidence ofcoarse. So i tried a bid gold snail. Something to cure boredom and little movement. As soon as the snail exposed himself. Fully extended himself, Zeus nipped. I immediately removed him and placed him with Betta Stud.
Now, because my snail was nipped, how may i prevent him from catching a disease? he is a beautiful snail i wanna keep and im an ammateur in the snail department.
Also, id like to see some stories of your good betta and/or bad betta.
And if you have any suggestions on tankmates or anything else i may try to prevent him from getting bored. i feel being content in a 1gallon prevents me from helping him out. i can tell when he gets bored..i do change decorations and alternate them every water change and he likes exploring. perhaps an overly decorated 5gallon obstacle course? lol
shoot anything at me, cant wait to read your stories and suggestions!