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Old 07-23-2008, 10:14 AM   #21 
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They are cool looking....check out Betta smaragdina:

http://www.aquabase.org/member/album...FCDA7_full.jpg
That's the problem with the internet: no fact checking. That's not a Betta smaragdina. According to fishbase, this is:
http://www.fishbase.org/Photos/Pictu...7&what=species

What that was was a Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid (Dicrossus filamentosa) (actually, a pair in breeding colors.) Lovely fish. Not a betta.

Betta falx is darn cool, as are B. pugnax, B. coccina, and B. patoti (and many of the others, for that matter.)

But the one that really catches my eye as one I'd like to take a crack at keeping and breeding is B. albimarginata:
http://www.ibcbettas.org/smp/species/albimarginata.html
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:56 AM   #22 
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I thought it looked like a chiclid..pretty fish anyway..B. albimarginata is beautiful ..I lovet the colors with the white tips
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:58 PM   #23 
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i like the betta macrostoma. it's mouth is like RAWR, all big and mouth-broody
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:01 PM   #24 
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if you're in boston, you're like an hour away from me, how much would you charge for the fry lol?
You can have them for free if you'll pick them up :D drop me a line if you're ever in town and maybe we can work out a trade. They breed pretty readily and I've got 1m and 3f, so I should have fry in the not-too-distant future.
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:21 PM   #25 
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You can have them for free if you'll pick them up :D drop me a line if you're ever in town and maybe we can work out a trade. They breed pretty readily and I've got 1m and 3f, so I should have fry in the not-too-distant future.
oh wow sick!
i usually don't go to boston, but i'd love to work something out. when they do have babies, keep me updated =D
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:52 AM   #26 
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if you're in boston, you're like an hour away from me, how much would you charge for the fry lol?
You can have them for free if you'll pick them up :D drop me a line if you're ever in town and maybe we can work out a trade. They breed pretty readily and I've got 1m and 3f, so I should have fry in the not-too-distant future.
Oh my. I'll be up that way around the winter holidays. If the timing is right, I may have to arrange a side trip with a foam box and a heat pack (they'd need to last a 10 hour trip back to VA.)
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:48 AM   #27 
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Luckily bettas are so easy to transport because they breath air. Plus, these guys are *tiny*, I could easily fit 4 of them in a standard betta cup. Won't be hard to get them home if you want them!

While you're up here you should make it around to a boston aquarium society meeting. That's where I got mine and people seem to bring them to the auction pretty regularly, especially if you post on the board asking for them before hand.
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there's a boston aquarium society? O_O
my goal in life is to work at the boston aquarium and be the person who gets to dive in the tanks and like scrub them.

ooo...they're tiny as adults?
about how big of a tank is needed for them?
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there's a boston aquarium society? O_O
Yup! There's probably one in your area too. It's not specifically to talk about the NEA though, it's just for local aquarium keepers :D

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my goal in life is to work at the boston aquarium and be the person who gets to dive in the tanks and like scrub them.
That was my middle school science teacher's job! It was crazy! There are some great internship/volunteer opportunities if you look them up.

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ooo...they're tiny as adults?
about how big of a tank is needed for them?
Well, what I've read says they get 1.5 inches, but mine are barely an inch and I don't think they're going to get much bigger. You could house a pair in a 2.5 gallon.
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That was my middle school science teacher's job! It was crazy! There are some great internship/volunteer opportunities if you look them up.
haha that's awesome!!
i plan on going to college for marine biology and then doing that. if i didnt hate commuting so much, i'd prolly sign up for some XD maybe i'll do some while in college


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Well, what I've read says they get 1.5 inches, but mine are barely an inch and I don't think they're going to get much bigger. You could house a pair in a 2.5 gallon.
oh awesome. :D
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