Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Show Bettas
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-09-2013, 07:31 PM   #11 
Lucillia
Member
 
Lucillia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Rhode Island
I don't have a very good camera, I've been using my phone. Its hard to tell against the black in the tank as well. I'm going to try putting the light right on him and seeing his rays. Even with my eyes its hard to tell exactly they split. He's also darkening in certain places and marbling in others. He's still relatively young so we have a bit before we really know what he will look like. XD
Lucillia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #12 
Lucillia
Member
 
Lucillia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Rhode Island
I also think the drive from Canada really stressed everyone out. He didn't end up sick but he was very very light colored when we got home. I thought he was the wrong fish at first until he started to darken up.
Lucillia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 12:28 AM   #13 
bambijarvis
Member
 
bambijarvis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: California, LA area
I think the black copper boy is lovely.
If he's an import, they rarely do as well over here in our water compaired to that of thailand.

If you're doing a 'just for fun' show, where you don't need to follow the IBC rules and standard, I would go with the black copper boy.
He'd also be my first pick breeding wise(given you could find another copper CT female)
bambijarvis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 06:52 AM   #14 
Lucillia
Member
 
Lucillia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Rhode Island
We actually do have another copper female. My friend lilnaugrim has her. :) She's absolutely adorable! I think their babies are going to be beautiful ^^

He is an import though.. :/ Hopefully my water won't effect him too much. Is there anything I can do to make it any better?
Lucillia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 08:15 AM   #15 
lilnaugrim
Reference Team
 
lilnaugrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Rhode Island
We just have to breed them as fast as we can lol.

Nah, they'll last just not to the 3-4 years that home bred betta's here can last and sometimes even more. But they should just be fine!

Here's his soon to be mate!



And her auction picture. The only thing that concerns me is that she's a little spoonheaded but I don't think it's terrible. Mostly I think we're breeding more for color, Black Copper Butterflies, I would definitely like to continue that line at least!
lilnaugrim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 08:40 AM   #16 
bambijarvis
Member
 
bambijarvis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: California, LA area
Pretty girl. :)

Lucillia, things like IAL and such can help, but it's not an overly drastic thing.
bambijarvis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 08:46 AM   #17 
lilnaugrim
Reference Team
 
lilnaugrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Rhode Island
Or Oak Leaves, I've got a poop-ton in my yard never had pesticides or insecticides as well ^_^

However, since her water is already soft, would IAL or oak really help? On the contrary, my water is hard however my sorority water is soft because of the 5 pieces of driftwood I have in there, so Oak and IAL would benefit my other tanks, correct? I know they are good in breeding as well, but we can use just oak in place of IAL as well? Pretty much does the same thing I believe.
lilnaugrim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 11:27 AM   #18 
Lucillia
Member
 
Lucillia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Rhode Island
Hmm... I'll have to do tests on my water with the leaves and such to see if it makes any difference. Along with my sculpey tests.
I love that girl so much!!! She's so cute!!!! I can't wait for beautiful babies!
Lucillia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 11:40 AM   #19 
ashleylyn
Member
 
ashleylyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New Jersey
Beautiful fish! Crowntails are my favorite. :)

And I have to say I'm jealous you two are friends that love bettas. Everyone thinks I'm crazy, lol. Want to extend your friendship to NJ? :p
ashleylyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 11:45 AM   #20 
Lucillia
Member
 
Lucillia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Rhode Island
Ashleylyn I spread the bug to Lil, and then she spread it back to me tenfold! XD
I'm sure we could spread the friendship! Visits won't be easy though XD
Lucillia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
30 Gallon Possibilities? kelseyleah343 Betta Fish Compatibility 2 07-21-2012 05:39 PM
Future possibilities Slipstitch Breeding Betta Fish 5 03-12-2011 10:34 PM
filtration possibilities doughnut Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 6 04-09-2010 10:19 PM
Name possibilities. dramaqueen Betta Fish Care 10 09-04-2009 12:58 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.