Cool, thanks for the tips. I saw NIB had some black fry before he (she?) got deployed again. I wanted them but I don't have room. :/ Was NIB close to us (ie, in CA)? I'd like to try and get some from a relatively local breeder someday so the bettas don't have to be shipped very far.
She lives in Kansas so it's not close :( I might be breeding my copper or platinum pair soon, or I might wait until next summer since I start school soon XD I'm not a breeder though lol the copper pair is really nice though, and although my platinum male is from petco he looks really good and my female is from the same breeder I bought my copper pair from.
I don't know how to respond to picture comments lol
I love the marble's face too, it's so adorable lol Her eyes are all blue now and she is getting some copper on her fins. The photo of the cichlid with the snail is still Malina, her stripes can almost disappear and become jet black in seconds depending on her mood lol Also in the close up of Malina's face you can see the female jack Dempsey I used to have in the back ground(there is also a pic of her) :)
lol I love when she stares at new stuff like that, it's so cute XD
My Jack dempsey died about 5 years ago, I was having a lot of problems with ick, for some reason every time I did a water change and added conditioner my poor fish got it, I think it must of been past the due date because it was a little chunky, then I would rush out and buy ick meds and and my poor guys/girls got even worse. At the time I didn't know about heat treatments and aquarium salt and I feel like I failed them. my red parrot, convict, and jack dempsey all died in the same year, Malina had ick at the same time but she pulled through for me, I'm so proud of her.
I also didn't do enough water changes at the time, I did two 50% water changes a month, and a occasional 100%, now I'm always doing water changes XD Tap is so much easier then distilled lol