Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Chat
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-11-2011, 06:50 PM   #1 
DaveC
New Member
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Potsdam, NY
Back to Bettas

Well, as of today I finally have Bettas in my life again. Went out shopping after picking the kids up from karate camp. Went to Petco. Only option for many miles. Had my eye on a lovely CT red Cambodian female. But, she had sold by the time we were finished other shopping, lunch etc.

Instead came home with Elrond, my daughter's new fish, VT somewhere between Cambodian and multi, blue/purple with just a trace of red. Also Liberace, Plakat male, deep purple with white fins.

Pictures tomorrow, I hope.

Elrond is at home in tank next to the couch and is busy exploring the plants.

Liberace is in a temporary holding tank. Tomorrow I take him to work with me to become the "shop fish". So, after a night in a 1gal, it will be back in the cup for the drive. My plan is to ease the transition by using the water from the holding tank mixed with the conditioned water currently in the shop tank. Then water changes will gradually move it to all treated tap water.

Water at home is well water so no chlorine. Water at the shop is town water, often quite chlorinated, so it will breath in a bucket or the 1 gal tank for a couple of days to warm up, off gas chlorine and get conditioner. I run the shop water through Brita first anyway which helps with chlorine noticeably. Not that I would rely on a Brita for fish. Shop tank will get plants as well.

Both tanks have cups for the fish to hide in.

The Bettas make my goldfish and their tank look huge!
DaveC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 11:20 AM   #2 
DaveC
New Member
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Potsdam, NY
Elrond continues to be active. My daughter tells me he nommed down a blooworm last night. His tank is 2.5 gal and thick with cover.

Liberace is adjusting to his new home. He is a lot happier now that he has two cups to hide in. Before he was just sitting on his tank bottom in the corner behind a plant.

Reading lots of threads on bottom sitting Bettas was very helpful and calming.

Liberace in his new home:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wo...type=1&theater
DaveC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 11:21 AM   #3 
purplemuffin
Member
 
purplemuffin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Texas
Aww liberace is so cute! Good luck with your bettas!! :D
purplemuffin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 03:10 PM   #4 
PewPewPew
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Welcome back, Dave :) Liked your page btw!

Still have your lovely watercolor of Basch. I have it hanging in my dorm.
PewPewPew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Guess who's back? Back again? metalbetta Betta Chat 17 08-12-2011 01:50 AM
NEW BETTAS! Aubin and Skyden! NEW WHITE MALE BETTAS :) Jrf456 Betta Pictures 8 07-10-2011 12:17 AM
are bettas picky eaters? is it the brand or just bettas in general? lunawatsername Betta Chat 7 04-24-2011 10:05 PM
Bettas back in action ColtenB Betta Fish Care 2 11-19-2010 01:28 PM
Just getting back into bettas... Campbell Betta Fish Care 1 09-25-2009 12:34 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.