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Old 06-27-2011, 12:39 PM   #1761 
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Oh he's changed then! My guys look drunk when they get up...
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:47 PM   #1762 
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Is your betta supposed to nod a lot when he eats?
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:39 PM   #1763 
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just found this website that tells you how to work out what your betts fry might turn out to be like, it is all abotu recessive and domiant genotypes(fancy word for genetic makeup(fancy word for the part of your dna that makes you looklike you))
hope this helps, i will also post link in betta breeding section!!!

http://bettacare101.com/genetics/
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:41 PM   #1764 
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Is your betta supposed to nod a lot when he eats?
It's how they "swallow"...or at least that's how mine eat xD
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:53 PM   #1765 
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I had a question about dividers. I couldn't find those report covers for a decent price...I'll check a dollar store tomorrow. I bought TWO meshes so it's going to be thick, and my gravel is relatively thick as well (2x "recommended" amount). I don't want Lelouch to be in his unheated BOX for another day because he appears to be the skittish type. I want to let him live in his future tank just so he can feel comfortable :(

Do you think it will be ok for overnight? It will be unsupervised for 12 hours TOPS. The meshes are MUCH MUCH bigger than the tank so I'll cut it as tight as possible, then probably use their caves to hold it up temporarily and I'll lower the water level.

So the dividers are:
- doubled up for thickness and stiffness
- dug about 2" into my gravel
- Going to be reinforced with the caves I currently own

Sound safe for 12-14h? I will watch them for the first few hours.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:19 PM   #1766 
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Do you really want to risk it? Bettas can be really hard headed, literally, when they've seen another betta.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:22 PM   #1767 
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I thought of that too, Neil :C

Fortunately (I think) the meshes are not as see-through as I thought. To the point where I'm more concerned about water circulation more than anything. They honestly look like thick, black, opaque fly screens. If I adjust them enough, I could probably get it to polarize itself and completely block the view.

Again, I will be watching them intently for a good 5-6 hours, taking them out with any sign of trouble. X___X

EDIT:Maybe rearrange some plants to block it further...I've got more than enough tall plants to do that with, lol
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:24 PM   #1768 
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I guess it could be ok, but the lack of REAL support concerns me.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:27 PM   #1769 
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Don't worry, it concerns me as well, but if it doesn't fit tonight, then I will definitely not try it. I just want to see if they can prop up on their own just for a short period of time.

I will obviously test it to see if it works (I gotta do a waterchange anyway), and if I don't feel comfortable with it, I won't do it :/...Either that or I'll set it up anyway, but won't put Lelouch in. Just to see how HongBo reacts to the mesh.

Unless I can find a bigger more comfortable cup for Lelouch to float in...hmm
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:38 PM   #1770 
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EDIT: Actually no, nevermind, I got nervous just thinking about it. I'll see if I can find a nice container for Lelouch to float in, then just use the mesh to obscure the view X_X
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