Okay so i am getting 2 trios of Betta Imbellis (2 male 4 females) from a pet store in Oregan called the wet spot (I live in Illinois but a friend who lives there recommended them!) Anyways as a birthday gift to myself in february I will be ordering them officially, already had a chat with the store sales manager and they said they could swing that.
Anyways I have a cycled 10g that I turned into, what I hope, a betta biotope, minus the Ph. It has plants that are from he SE Asian region, will list below, I also have IAL for coloration, as for algae I know trapdoor snails aren't really from a betta habitat due to horrible Ph and hardness levels from rice patties I did chose a snail commonly found in the same region.
Anyways a few things I haven't looked into was breeding habits and care for the fry (I am not stupid enough to think they won't breed) also I 10g enough to support 6 adult Imbellis? I am a member of another fish site (fishlore) and I am, for lack of another word, blogging as i go along with updates and such.
Anyways currently the tank is dirted capped with white reptocalcium sand and play sand. As for plants I have Java ferns, pennywort, rotala, ludwigia, duckweed (pesky plant transferred from the tank I want it in), amazon frogbit, and is currently housing 10 red mangrove seedlings until I can move them to my 29g community.
As for the stock there is
1 CT betta, I know he will be moved to a different tank when they arrive
2 blue mystery snails (this is also temp housing)
10 Japanese trapdoor snails (all but 2 will be heading to my pond in the spring
My tablet won't let me post pictures on this site'or else I would attach a few of the tank...