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Old 06-15-2011, 07:49 AM   #1581 
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I've added plants, and I'm gonna add more I may get another betta today
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:35 PM   #1582 
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is there any way of treating a fish for popeye with out meds.. i think its the earlys stages of popeye
Super clean water is the key... what are your water params like? I think epsom or aq salt would help it along too, but I'm not completely sure.

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the water in my 1 week old tank is cloudy...can someone tell me why? i've cleaned the filters and vacuumed the bottom of the tank...hellllllllllp!
How large is your tank? what fish and how many are in there? what are your water temperatures? What do you feed and how often?

Bahamut: Yes, females can flare at their own reflection, the difference is they typically flare facing their reflections while males sort of turn their bodies and flare sideways to look bigger.

Neil: yes, they can get used to it. You'll want as many things blocking the divider and their line of sight as possible. Expect a lot of flaring the first week or so, and a couple of blown fins before they start to ignore each other.

Tsoto: here is what I do: I get a fresh garlic clove, and smoosh it in a little bowl until it's pretty much mush. I add a bit of water to it (not much) and let it sit for a while. I typically use it to soak my pellets for up to a week before I toss it and start again. (presoak the pellets until soft all the way through the same way you would with just a regular bowl or glass of water) Between uses, I cover it with saran wrap and keep it in the fridge.

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Old 06-15-2011, 02:42 PM   #1583 
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which is the quickest and safest way to get a betta delivered? i can go through David ($for fish and +$5 for each transhipper along the route) or $50/boxes (1-6 betta) by ems +transfer fee to put the fish in with the package. ive sent emails to both seller and David for clarification on their shipping methods.

can anyone please clarify what the seller means by this?

"And if the fish being taken, we will refund the value of the fish, but would only send ems,but does not restore the two methods will have to pay deposit paypal: (seller's email) before the fish, we will thank you."
from what i understand if the fish is already sold it'll be refunded for. after that i'm having a hard time decifering the meaning.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:05 PM   #1584 
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which is the quickest and safest way to get a betta delivered? i can go through David ($for fish and +$5 for each transhipper along the route) or $50/boxes (1-6 betta) by ems +transfer fee to put the fish in with the package. ive sent emails to both seller and David for clarification on their shipping methods.

can anyone please clarify what the seller means by this?

"And if the fish being taken, we will refund the value of the fish, but would only send ems,but does not restore the two methods will have to pay deposit paypal: (seller's email) before the fish, we will thank you."
from what i understand if the fish is already sold it'll be refunded for. after that i'm having a hard time decifering the meaning.
I'm imagining "being taken" meaning if it dies and that he'll refund you the price of the fish but not the shipping maybe?

This whole question confuses me @_@
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:11 PM   #1585 
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@JKFish: oh...but...she was turning her body too, LOL
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:16 PM   #1586 
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I'm imagining "being taken" meaning if it dies and that he'll refund you the price of the fish but not the shipping maybe?

This whole question confuses me @_@
ty, that makes sense. im glad they understand english but as it is with all 2-3rd languages the grammar does get lost in translation :s. i had to read that a few times with such grammar use.
if all goes well it should look similar to this (3mths old in pic) its more of a turquoise marble but i love the highlights on it. i havent seen many doubletails in the shops in montreal aside from white bettas.

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Old 06-15-2011, 03:25 PM   #1587 
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Nel, walmart sells it for 20 dollars, but it lasts forever.... I've had mine over a year and I've used it for several cycles, and it's only halfway used. :) Breeders usually ship on mondays and they get to the US (or canada) on tuesdays. Express typically gets your fish there the day after the transshipper ships. Since transshippers tend to have a lot of fish, how soon you pay them will determine how soon they will ship. I forgot you weren't in the states, so I'm pretty sure the costs will be higher than those in the US, and I know the transshippers will be different, but it's the same general idea. look to see what canadian transshippers there are, and email them or visit their sites to see their prices. Tell your brother to look at the medium sized kritter keepers (they are about 3 gallons), and they should be a decent price like 10 or so dollars.

Betty, what you are doing definately isn't conventional to say the least and is potentially dangerous. Firstly, you are attempting a sorority, so you need more than 3 girls seeing as they also fight among themselves. Secondly, you are adding a male into the mix. You don't just have to worry about the females being hurt by the male, you have to worry about the male being hurt by the females. You have to keep in mind these are fighting fish and even though things might seem fine and dandy at the moment, things can literally change over night and you could potentially wake up to a dead fish. They aren't social fish. I highly advise you remove either Simon or your females to a different tank. If you decide not to, then keep an eye out for stress, abnormal behavior, agression, etc and keep us updated.
Hi, I'm sorry if this seems rude but I have read and taken on board your concerns but I am more likely to listen to the advice of a man that works in the lfs who has been breeding siamese fighter fish since he was 6 who's parents also ran a fish shop and one of which were specialists in fighters, than your information so thanks for your concerns anyway.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:30 PM   #1588 
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Haha! I replaced the mesh with the front cover of a folder
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:40 PM   #1589 
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Hi, I'm sorry if this seems rude but I have read and taken on board your concerns but I am more likely to listen to the advice of a man that works in the lfs who has been breeding siamese fighter fish since he was 6 who's parents also ran a fish shop and one of which were specialists in fighters, than your information so thanks for your concerns anyway.
My LPS' manager once said "If anyone tries to tell you that what they say is 100% fact about fish, they're an idiot." I couldn't find all of the posts between you two, but frankly, I had a male in my sorority for over a month (wasn't aware she was a he when I got 'him) and they all got along fine for the most part. He killed one fish, a new girl I tried to put in with the already established 4 fish sorority. Otherwise, he swam with my females and got along fine. Made HUGE bubblenests. I wish you luck in what you're persuing! Everyone and every fish is different. :)
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:44 PM   #1590 
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I, for one, am interested in hearing how things turn out for Betty. IMO, I would be absolutely AWESOME if one COULD keep a sorority with a male.
Lion Mom: Niel D:Hi guys I can confirm all fish doing well, colours unbelievably pronounced, even better if you have a red tailed shark or a fish of that sort, as they tend to become protective of each and every fish in the tank, and stop any potential fights before they have a chance to get aggressive, not had any problems with the females and male, funnily its the baby platties that are finding their feet and finally establishing a pecking order amongst their selves.So proud of them lol-probably sound crazy right now-and the guy that told me has bred fish since he was 6-7, his parents owned a fish shop and one of them specialised in fighter fish breeding etc.Good luck and one of my fish, sandy, the marble is already full of eggs :D delighted :D
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