Recently got some great pics of my 2 male albimarginatas sparring. Normally the bigger dominant male just colors back up after being put back in the main tank after his week of recuperation from holding fry but this time the smaller male (who is not that much smaller anymore) decided to try for the role of "top fish". He didn't win but still put up a heck of a battle.
Also got a good pic of my pallifina male all colored up. I will be looking to get a female for him come spring.
Can't wait to start breeding them as they are my favorite so far. :)
My betta picta pair are doing great and have adapted very well to me adding 6 juvie betta edithae to their tank.
My newest acquisition in the wild betta world are the betta edithae juvies. They are nice little fish. Starting to color up nicely for me. I know for sure that I have one male. The others I am still a bit unsure of.
When I first got them:
Some shots from last night:
For sure male:
My betta simorum has got to be the biggest piggy I have ever come across. He will eat so much that he looks like he has swallowed a marble and then still eat on the veggie sticks added to the tank for the otos.
I recently lost my male ocellata which saddens me to no end. He jumped out of a breeder box while holding fry. He was a couple of days late on releasing them and I think he was freaked out by the new male BN pleco I added to the tank and was trying to get somewhere else to release them. I found him while he was still moist and active so I put him back in the breeder box. He immediately spat a huge mouthful of fry. 70% of which were not alive unfortunately. I managed to save about 40 fry and they are doing very well in the growout. He lasted for about another day before he just gave up and passed away. :( My female was depressed for a day or two before I put the pallifina male in the tank with her so she would have another fish in the tank with her besides the corys and plecos. I should be getting another adult male ocellata within the next week so she should be doing better by then. The fry from the previous big spawn will be 3 months old this coming Thursday. They are doing excellent and growing amazingly fast. Here are some recent pics of them.