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Old 06-04-2013, 06:36 PM   #11 
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Thanks Peachi and Northernlights. Like I said I was mesmorized by his beauty. I had to take him home. There was a lovely light green one too. But "Elfy" tugged at my heart strings. Plus he was expensive so I only bought one.

With a 10 gallon tank how much water should I be cycling and how often?

Oh and does anyone know what color Elfy is? Camaras for some reason don't do any fish justice. They look so much better in person. The last pic was with flash so the best coloring of him would be the 2nd picture.

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Old 06-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #12 
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I think he's a Blue/Red/Rose Butterfly pattern Either Super Delta or Halfmoon Elephant Ear. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Here are OldFishLady's water change directions from the habitat forum. I highly suggest you read that thread, it's a sticky near the top of that forum.


Tanks:
1-4gal without a filter or live plants
Twice weekly-1-50% water only and 1-100%

1-4gal with a filter
Twice weekly-1-50% water only and 1-50% with substrate cleaning by vacuum or stir and dip method.
Filter media needs a swish/rinse in old tank water a couple of times a month.

1-4gal with/without filter and with live plants-
This can vary based on number, specie and growth state of the plants. Generally with live plants even without a filter you don't want to make 100% water changes.

5-9gal without a filter
Once weekly 50% with vacuum-with 90-100% monthly

5-9gal with a filter
Weekly 50% with vacuum
Filter media needs a swish/rinse in old tank water a couple of times a month.

5-9gal with/without filter and with live plants
This can vary based on number, specie and growth state of the plants. Generally with live plants even without a filter you don't want to make 100% water changes.

10+gal without a filter
Once weekly 50% with vacuum and 90-100% as needed based on stocking

10+gal with a filter
Weekly 50% with vacuum
Filter media needs a swish/rinse in old tank water a couple of times a month.


10+gal with/without filter and with live plants
This can vary based on number, specie and growth state of the plants. Generally with live plants even without a filter you don't want to make 100% water changes.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:45 AM   #13 
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:05 PM   #14 
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OMGoodness!!!!

I'm excited to say that Elfy finally ate today.

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Yay!
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If you like the looks of the bigger ears, Petco regularly has delta's who have slightly smaller (but still bigger than normal) ears that are white or a lighter color for the same price as the regular deltas. To have the bigger price tag the ears much need to be a certain size, which is nice. We have seen several we thought should be EE but weren't tagged as such.
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Elfy came from PetCo. That's the only reason why I call him an EE because his container said so. To be quite honest, I was shocked to see there were so many different bettas. When I was younger I thouhgt there were only bettas. Never different types. Plus I am crazy about my plants too. I have elephant ear plants. So I instantly fell in love with Elfy when I saw him. I now have my 2 passions, one outside and one inside...lol.

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