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Old 09-09-2011, 10:46 PM   #2441 
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my betta boy has been blowing bubbles. lots of bubbles. it's not exactly a nest he just keeps blowing bubbles, then it looks like he's attacking the bubbles. is this normal or just weird?
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:08 PM   #2442 
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Oh no! I hurt my Betta! Today I was working on a 100% water change and while trying to catch Percy with a net he dove down quickly. The net pulled off about 1/2 inch of one of his tail. It was a very thin part of the tail, and he seems to being doing fine right now (swimming around checking out his new set up). Will he be okay? Does this kind of thing happen?
same thing happened to my boy on Tuesday ...it will heal...just takes time...i need to find a new way to catch my little guy,im never using the net again
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:19 PM   #2443 
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Do not feed your betta vegetable matter. They are carnivorous, and that will throw their digestive tract out of whack. Frozen foods are good, especially the bloodworms. Does your tank have a heater?



Hazel: Tweezers? I just use my fingers

I can't.. I hate creepy crawlies. I can do brine shrimp but I don't know when I can get my hands on some. My tank for him has a heater.
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Ok. The heater is good. But the frozen bloodworms look like long rice, and thinner. The only difference is they're red.
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I'd like to just get an affirmative on this, but is the white on Watson's fins new growth? I'm pretty sure it is, but if someone else confirms it I'd feel better.

And are the grayish scales on him possibly some of his coloration? They haven't changed since yesterday, when I first noticed them.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:23 PM   #2446 
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Both look like coloration.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:32 PM   #2447 
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I have always used the inch per gallon plus 2 extra gallons as a rule for stocking tanks. Can I use this to stock a sorority?
General rule is, 5-6 females at least per tank, no less then a 10gal.

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my betta boy has been blowing bubbles. lots of bubbles. it's not exactly a nest he just keeps blowing bubbles, then it looks like he's attacking the bubbles. is this normal or just weird?
Just weird. (but normal)

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same thing happened to my boy on Tuesday ...it will heal...just takes time...i need to find a new way to catch my little guy,im never using the net again
If you have the original cup he came in when you bought him, when he comes up for air, dip it in the water and let the force of the water moving into the cup as you move the cup and get him in that way. If you don't have a cup, look for something smaller, similar. I used to use a net and ripped one of my boy's fins and since then I only use the cup. Drop a piece of food next to it and hope he goes for it. Either way, he has to come for air sometime
Also you can hold the cup under water, their curiosity will get the best of them, swim in, then you can block the opening with the net as you pull it out. Good luck!
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:33 PM   #2448 
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I'd like to just get an affirmative on this, but is the white on Watson's fins new growth? I'm pretty sure it is, but if someone else confirms it I'd feel better.

And are the grayish scales on him possibly some of his coloration? They haven't changed since yesterday, when I first noticed them.
Looks like his coloration since on the pic it looks like it's also at the base of his tail.
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Both look like coloration.
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Looks like his coloration since on the pic it looks like it's also at the base of his tail.
*Relieved sigh* Haha, thanks Neil, Myates! I feel reassured now.
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I'd like to just get an affirmative on this, but is the white on Watson's fins new growth? I'm pretty sure it is, but if someone else confirms it I'd feel better.

And are the grayish scales on him possibly some of his coloration? They haven't changed since yesterday, when I first noticed them.

@ Hazel, Yah its definitely coloration. My guy has the black body base then orange CT, but his tips are Black, so I have to watch them carefully for finrot, I prolly won't catch it until its deteriorating. When I first got him I thought he had it, then his tail started to get thicker, fuller and longer and the black tips went from little spots to a small section. Since they weren't curling and he was acting more vibrant and swimming better I figured it was his coloration. Phew
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