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Old 03-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #1 
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First intro to me: I have had bettas before but not very many only 2. I died over vacation, another one old age at the age of 3+. I know way more about goldfish, then I do bettas. I got this new guy at Petco. He is in a 2.5 gal tank with 1 ghost shrimp but another will be added soon. It is the Aqueon MiniBow 2.5 it has a filter with a sponge, lighting and a hood. I'm putting gravel in tonight or tomorrow. He gets fed once or twice a day on TetraMin Tropical Flakes right now but I am getting Betta food soon and maybe glass gravel instead of my natural stones. He has a banana plant, a piece of petrified wood holding down a large broad leaved plant and some floating ones, no fakes. Too much detail I know. What do you think he is color/pattern wise?

He is a halfmoon double tail plakat male. Very unusual I believe. He has a gorgeous stained glass tail and fins with a brown body and slight orange hues.


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Hard to tell from those pics. Flakes are bad, I suggest nls betta or omega one. Does he have a heater?
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #3 
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Yes a 50 watt. Is that to much? I need to check temps. The Omega pellets?
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50 is generally fine, you should be able to adjust it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:46 PM   #5 
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Can you get clearer pictures? Are his fins red and yellow? He looks like hes really pretty! I agree about the food, tetra is not a good brand anyway, Look for Omega one or New Life Spectrum
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:24 PM   #6 
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The 50 watt is a Tetra Submersible Heater that keeps the water at 78 except the light on the tank keeps the water to warm at 82. He sits at the bottom although he made a small bubble nest in the cool hours last night. He won't eat yet though he may be adjusting (what do you think), we will find our betta food soon.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:15 AM   #7 
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Update time! His name is Rossi. He beat himself up on something. Wake up one morning and he has a piece missing from his dorsal, a dent in one side and some bashes along the other side. The broad leaf plant began to rot so I tossed it out, I have smelled 3 day old rotting mouse, it was worse then that. I got clearer pics, he is either a super delta at like 170 degrees plus or a halfmoon, I think the latter. COlorwise however, he stumps me.




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Old 03-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #8 
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Can aynone help?
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:03 PM   #9 
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it's looking fuzzy. add a teaspoon of Aquarium salt per gallon of water in his tank, into a cup of water, mix till it's dissolved, and add it slowly to his tank. i usually pour in a little at a time over the course of an hour or so. it'll help get rid of the fuzzies. otherwise, don't need to add anything to his water to help it heal. :B
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:35 PM   #10 
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Oh I know that, I mean on what he is. It is KILLING me. He only got in a wreck Sunday, it hasn't grown or shrunk any.
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