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Old 02-02-2014, 08:14 PM   #5731 
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haveyouhadyourteayet - When I brought BlueFish home he was, well, mostly sort of a grey/navy blue … his colours didn't start coming out until the following day and then you could really see his red accents, along with the purple and hints of teal in his pectoral fins. How long have you had yours? Notice any colour changes? I was pretty amazed at how quickly BlueFish's colours came out.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:29 PM   #5732 
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I never noticed much change, maybe some deepening or brightening. He's from a more legit place that is pretty warm, and they're in about .5 gals until they're sold, as opposed to the tiny cups. I was hoping his mottled body would even up, but he hasn't changed at all really.

I would love to have a fish that I could watch blossom, as it were.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:25 AM   #5733 
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My first fish ever and I just love him! Still learning about aquariums so I'll keep a close eye on all the threads here for good advice etc.

Hopefully later on I'll be able to upgrade to even bigger and more complex set-ups but for now I'm really happy. :)

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Old 02-03-2014, 02:03 AM   #5734 
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Very nice butterfly!
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:17 AM   #5735 
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My first fish ever and I just love him! Still learning about aquariums so I'll keep a close eye on all the threads here for good advice etc.

Hopefully later on I'll be able to upgrade to even bigger and more complex set-ups but for now I'm really happy. :)

Gorgeous betta and nice tank! Where did you find that beautiful boy?
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:21 AM   #5736 
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oh! I just noticed, I would suggest removing the shells, if they're real. They can alter your pH level.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:25 AM   #5737 
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Gorgeous betta and nice tank! Where did you find that beautiful boy?
We actually saw him at a local PetSmart, fell in love, and here he is. It's so great to see how active these fish really are once they have more space to move.

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oh! I just noticed, I would suggest removing the shells, if they're real. They can alter your pH level.
They are real! Thanks for the advice. See...got so much to learn still..even the simple things. :) I'll remove them asap.

One thing though, should I be worried about my little guy attacking "himself" in the glass? I tried to find an answer to this but there seem to be different opinions about it. Especially when they light is turned on he starts attacking his own reflection but not really sure what to do about it. Any ideas or shouldn't I be worried?
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:35 PM   #5738 
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One thing though, should I be worried about my little guy attacking "himself" in the glass? I tried to find an answer to this but there seem to be different opinions about it. Especially when they light is turned on he starts attacking his own reflection but not really sure what to do about it. Any ideas or shouldn't I be worried?
Mine did that for the first two nights, but then stopped. I think eventually they (or at least some of them) realize it's just a mirror effect and not another fish? You can minimize the effect by keeping an ambient light on in the room, so it's not such a contrast inside the tank and out.
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One thing though, should I be worried about my little guy attacking "himself" in the glass? I tried to find an answer to this but there seem to be different opinions about it. Especially when they light is turned on he starts attacking his own reflection but not really sure what to do about it. Any ideas or shouldn't I be worried?[/quote]

Dont worry about it too much. Flaring is healthy exercise. After a few days he should realize his reflection isn't to worry about and settle down in his home. My red veil tail still flares at his reflection a few times a day.


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Old 02-04-2014, 09:48 AM   #5740 
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And my boyfriend's guy, Khorne:
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He doesn't like intruders...
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There may be a name theme... We're cool.
Khorne is identical to my Pickwick. :) Same exact coloring/iridescence.
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