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Old 04-05-2011, 05:44 PM   #1 
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I got my reds today

As far as I can tell I have 2 males and 4 females. Out of those both males look nice, one slightly better than the other, there's one female with a deformity in her fin so she'll get sold when she's old enough. I have two NICE females and the 4th one is decent as well.

These guys are itty bitty.. for some reason I pictured them as bigger... guess I'm used to Karen's "giant" babies But they're eating already so hopefully they'll start putting on weight fast.


The males I'll keep jarred and the females will be in a sorority "growout" unless they start showing aggression.

They took readily to the kens crumbles I put in the tank so that's good. I'll be feeding them live BBS, frozen BBS and daphnia, and dried foods.

I'm running out the door for a meeting right now but I'll try to post pics tonight if I don't get back too late.
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I can't wait to see pics!

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Old 04-05-2011, 07:07 PM   #3 
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Poor baby girl with the deformity!
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:21 PM   #4 
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I can't wait to see pics of them!
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:08 PM   #5 
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I'm too tired to do a photo shoot now so y'all will have to wait until tomorrow afternoon.

The girls are warmed up now and are so beautiful. Great cambodian color like Beat's kids. The one girl isn't severely deformed... just a wonky ray. No reason she can't be somebody's pet. Her body is perfect, just her caudal fin is messed up.

The males are still at room temp so they're not fully colored up. I'll set them up with a heater here in a couple minutes.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:15 PM   #6 
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It sounds like they're settling in nicely.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:04 AM   #7 
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aww poor little female i'll take her! My babygirl barely his an fins but shes my fav
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:08 PM   #8 
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I can't wait to see pictures! I LOVE red Bettas. LOOOOOOOVE!!!
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:25 PM   #9 
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Here's some pics. They suck because these kids do not stop moving... guess no one trained them to pose for the camera from birth LOL

I didn't get pics of one of the males and the one I did get doesn't look good because they're still cold. I'll try to get better pics of everyone once they've had a few days to settle in.

They're all eating pretty good. They seem to really like the Ken's Crumbles but not so much the NLS grow. I'm also feeding them frozen daphnia and I'm going to try frozen brine shrimp tonight. BBS is too small for them at this point.

Here's the girl with the wonky caudal. I'm hoping that it's just a nip because she has a beautiful dorsal


One of the males. Nice branching.


One of my two favorite females thus far.


Group Shot


This is girl 3 (rated by my preference).


Girl 1. She's got excellent branching (which you can't see in this pic). She's also the biggest and best eater.


Girl 2.


Here's their temporary sorority. It's only 5 gallons but I'll probably jar them after while so it'll make due.





Right now I'm just going to try to keep them constantly fat and do daily water changes and get them growing. Hopefully they'll start to grow and fin out and be breeding size in a couple months.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:33 PM   #10 
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Very nice group of reds there! :)
I wonder what color that male will turn into? He looks like he's between a cambodian and a red right now lol. Nice females in that bunch too...
Hopefully we'll be able to spawn our reds' soon! :)
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