: No it didnt get worse after the move. It only relapses if I don't add enough store bought [RO] water, adding more treated tap water, and then dont do a water change within the week I normal flush their tank.
The CAE is so not an issue to me, that Im not even wasting any more time on it!
The breeding stripes was more of an info tip then anything about the stress stripes...but you would have known that if you read the first line above it ;D [Red P Mermaid dosent always show stress stripes...only if I dont feed her quick enough, and sometimes when guppies bug her]
...then why in the world would you post these comments obviously meant to defend your situation on a public message board? This is just giving younger/less experienced betta owners the wrong idea, which is why most of us would simply say "no, do not put males and females together". If you were actually the mature person, you would not feel the need to argue your point when someone states that males and females can't be kept together.
My reasons [short list]:
A] I would be a lying to everyone, not helping them nor giving them right info [teach them dont lie to them]
B] I would not have the tank I have now, as I did it form other success stories and advice on how to do it correctly
C] It turned into a "defense post" through you, chicklet, DQ, and 1077's replies on how it can't / shouldn't be done!
D] My original post's intent was not to start "WW3" as DQ stated...but to answer the questioner that "yes" infact Bettas can be put together if
you do it right!
You could simply know for yourself that your tank is working and not need to spread this potentially dangerous information to an uncensored audience
E] that's the main reason behind why I continue to respond. But simply knowing is not enough. If everyone simply was content with knowledge and never acted on their beliefs...then my dear, this country would not be what it stands for!
...of course Ill always say something back ;D Especially when people keep responding to me! "Someone who doesn't want an argument will walk away and say no more." LOL guess that means you like to argue too ;D If you took your own advise, you would not have commented.
- I only stated that as you made a comment stating I missed information that I actually posted in previous comments...lol, you sure seem to like to argue as your comments elude! But that's not a bad thing IMO. Only if it starts getting ugly and uncalled for naming, ect arises.
People have the right to disagree. And people have the right to do whatever they want. This dose not mean you should tell them what you think they should do unless they ask you.
I never said everyone should go ahead and put their Betta's together, but Im not going to say you can't do it at all either! That would be a lie. There is a way to do things, and a way not to. Seems I was lucky enough to do it right. I just wanted to pass that along.