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Old 07-08-2010, 11:04 PM   #11 
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Just wanted to post a pic of Mistuhr Fishy and his tail, which I think is healing quite nicely.
There is a clear webbing looking material, and his tail does not look as shredded or as short as it used to look like.

I've read that fins can grow back clear, is this true for all fish or does it affect only a certain few?


I've noticed that he has strange orange/gold markings on the side of his face, on some days it is not as noticeable but that could be the lighting.

Still changing his water 100% daily, and am now fasting him 1x/week. Haven't added aquarium salt because I do not want to medicate him if I do not need to.

Any suggestions/advice?
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:37 AM   #12 
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His tail is looking a TON better - GOOD JOB!!!!
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:40 AM   #13 
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Tail is way better!
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:40 PM   #14 
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Tank has been set-up for cycling, thanks to everyone that helped me through my first cycle!

Hopefully Fishy will enjoy his tank soon. :3


Currently, I am considering 1-2 live plants - preferably 1 moss, and 1 that either attaches to rock/wood or floats.

Any reputable websites to purchase this from?
Most things in my area are EXPENSIVE. /sadface

From reading online, java fern apparently may get pretty large, and I'm not sure if it would fit in my 10 gallon tank ( H=18" x W=10" x L=20) and have a lot of area for Fishy to frolic in.

I've taken a liking to Cryptocoryne wendtii, as far as I've read about it, the plant gets to be around 10 inches tall, easy to grow as it feeds off waste, and has several variations depending on lighting. It also looks pretty, but is it okay for Bettas?

The one I liked the most was a red varation - which I think intensifies with more lighting.
http://www.aquariumplants.com/Wendti...ii_p/cr065.htm
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:04 PM   #15 
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Aqua bid is good to find things!
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:21 PM   #16 
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Just a daily water change with clean water, thats all you did? How big was his QT tank? I am concerned about my bettas tail but I only have a 1.5 gallon vase that I can keep him in, I saw a piece of his tail floating in the tank earlier and I have been miserable ever since.

I don't know what your betta looked like before but his tail isn't looking to bad :)
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:35 PM   #17 
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The only place on-line that I have bought plants from is Sweet Aquatic and I was very, very happy with the plants and my experience with them....
http://www.sweetaquatics.com/

Java moss and java fern would both be a good plants, the fern doesn't grow that fast and so it should be fine in a 10g and the crypt is a great choice too.

Your tank is looking good and even better once you add some live plants...looking forward to seeing more pics once you get it planted.....
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:46 PM   #18 
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I've had good experiences with this site: http://www.plantedaquariumscentral.com/ as well, just to give you some more options. Also, you should check your local craigslist/kijiji, people are selling plant cuttings all the time. Crypts and java moss are great--java moss will attach to objects, and so will anubias and java ferns. These are also low light and easy to grow plants. You may consider adding a simple liquid fertilizer like Seachem Flourish Comprehensive, and if you want a longer photoperiod and faster growth, you can add Seachem Flourish Excel. If you keep your photoperiod minimal and would prefer a slower growing system you don't really need Excel. However since the tank is only going to be stocked with a betta, and you're getting multiple plants there's not going to be a lot of nitrates for the plants to eat, so you may want to supplement that a bit.

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I've heard a lot of good things from members here about SweetAquatics.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:18 AM   #20 
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Razor blade and bleach work great. Rinse thoroughly and sun dry!!! It's breaks down anything remaining.

As far as plants. I had a pretty good local shop but some plants they didn't carry I got through freshwateraquariumplants.com. Was happy with the site and service.

Picture is not the best but the plants you can make out thrived. I had problems with algae (too much light) and snails (substrate I bought or tagged along with plants from the local store) and scrapped it.



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