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Old 04-23-2013, 12:09 AM   #1 
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Wild Betta Smaragdina pair

This is a video of my wild betta smaragdina pair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxpyruVg1FA
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:14 AM   #2 
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Here is my Copper Smaragdina Male.

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Old 04-23-2013, 02:16 AM   #3 
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OOHHH Sh**...........very nice bro
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Here is another shot of my Copper Smaragdina.

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He flushed because I scared him
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:42 AM   #6 
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Where did you get yours? I have a 29 gal tank and I ADORE betta smaragdina. I want a pair to breed and keep in there. Also any tips for keeping and breeding? Do you have any for sale?
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Mays well tell folks, Setsuna and I are partners and when the time comes and we have enough stock {Quality Only} we will sell.
The biggest challenge are you can not treat these like show bettas, they are shy and spook very easy.
I lost a big spawn of mahachai Blues because I bothered him to much while he was nesting.
In the future I will cover the tanks around the sides not the top, so light can get in and he can see the fry.
Another thing is the females are very tiny and it is hard to tell when they egg up.
Like other females they do get barred up, and that is one indicator.
Changes in behavior is another how she reacts to the male.
Unlike the show bettas or Plakats, I have seen no damage to the fins or the roughness exhibited by other members of the
Splendens group.
You also want to mimick the water quality as much as possible and remember Mahachai are brackish water fish and require some salt
in the water, along with tanins.
Indian Almond leaves are good but if you let them decompose in the tank they get nsty quick, best to make a tea with them, I am not sure what Setsuna does perhaps he can chime in and tell you his methods.

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Old 04-23-2013, 04:09 PM   #8 
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Thanks, we might end up getting cichlids but I LOVE smaragdina, where do you get them?
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Import from thailand
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Nice looking smaragdina. The one in the video is certainly looking pretty sassy. Is there a fish next to him or was he just flaring at his reflection?

I think I will definitely need a nice little wild bubblenester as my 'pet' fish. Mum says she wants a female splendens but I reckon I can talk her into a nice male smaragdina or imbellis.
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