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Old 12-29-2012, 01:28 PM   #331 
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Ripariums have no land element while paludariams do. I was thinking of setting up my macrostoma tank as a sort of riparium with a couple of plants (thinking peace lilies) in plastic shower caddies along the back. Thought maybe the overhanging foliage might make them feel more secure.

However, it's not a very tall tank (only 35cm long) as I wanted long and wide when I got it made. So thinking maybe just have some branches poking out of the water and tying some mosses to these instead.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:30 PM   #332 
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Aluminum plants are great too. I have them in my HOB.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:30 PM   #333 
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http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2011/show143.html

Also here is a wild betta paludarium that looks pretty sweet. I would have had more leaf litter or peat moss in the water section though.

My mum hates aluminium plants so since it is her tank I couldn't have anything. Nothing variegated she said haha.
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Do you think Bettas like the wild feel?
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:33 PM   #335 
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Also here is a wild betta paludarium that looks pretty sweet. I would have had more leaf litter or peat moss in the water section though.

My mum hates aluminium plants so since it is her tank I couldn't have anything. Nothing variegated she said haha.
Wow, that is as close to their natural habitat setting as I've ever seen someone accomplish. A bit more leaf litter and it'd be perfect.

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Do you think Bettas like the wild feel?
I think so. At least, they seem more comfortable the right amount of plant cover. Especially with floating plants/IAL they seem bolder and more likely to come right up to the front of the tank to peer at me.

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Old 12-29-2012, 01:34 PM   #336 
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Wow if Carters tank wasnt already built I would like to have one someday.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:38 PM   #337 
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Well since I put more leaves in my wild betta tanks I hardly ever see them as they spend all their time sneaking around in the leaf litter. When I do see them they are always fully coloured and looking very healthy.

My fry also love having leaves added to their tank. If I put some in with my grow-outs there are big fights over who gets to sit under the choice ones. It's like as soon as you drop in some leaves they have to go and sit under them.

My coccina complex bettas are also obsessed with anything that resembles a cave or tunnel. I just put a film canister floating around in my rutilans F1 tank and they are all up hanging around in it checking it out. They definitely enjoy investigating new things.

I enjoy providing a comfortable home for my wild bettas. Having looked at a lot of what their habitat is like in the wild I can see why they are so snakey in shape having to always be slithering through leaf litter and the roots or stems of plants.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #338 
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I think the ripariums really help fish that jump to get there food.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #339 
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Well my biggest rutilans offspring Cannibal Lecter has taken up prime position inside of the film canister. everyone else will just have to deal with it haha.

Was scrolling through my PB account and found this shot of my rutilans female when she was young and tiny.



She wasn't looking too well last time I saw her so I have had to put her into a hospital tank and hope for the best. Thinking maybe the velvet knocked her immune system around a bit. Will be sad if there isn't a single female out of any of their offspring to carry on the line.
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I like tanks where finding the fish is hard it has a more fun feeling. Plus when they come to see you it means more.
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