I just wanted to share some pics of my wild betta macrostoma's
They arrived yesterday and they just spent their first night in their new home..large heavily planted tank,
roughly 10 deferent plant species, some native some store bought. I am slowly dropping the PH in the tank, trying to get it as low as possible by using a custom filter (peat/carbon and oak leaves
), as well as, drift wood and java moss..
There are 6 Juveniles in the tank so with a few mystery snails..The macs are very friendly right now, following each other and hanging out in a group. Once I add food they come right up to eat, and are quick to take it away. Most are fairly small, there are however a few larger sized ones, hopefully male lol...
I have a filter running on the one corner, with a long air stone to simulate a waterfall pool.. The base of the tank has organinc soil, and the sand is a natural black and gray fine grain from southern ontario shores. I have planted the tank fairly heavily, with various sizes of plnats....There has also been a few pices of drift wood for hiding under, and 4-5 oak leaves..
The water is crystal clear as of today and has a tanned color from the oak leaves...but i still need to get more, i have been using chinquapin oak leaves, which are a rich burgany, sturdy and fairly big size...kinda shaped like an IOL but spiky..