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Old 12-07-2007, 12:25 AM   #1 
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New Betta. :)

Hi!

Picked up a Half Moon Betta yesterday night. I don't have a good picture of him yet, he's still shy, he went from a cup to my 40 gallon. About 1" long, a fine looking specimen with a purple tint on the body, the dorsal fins, and the caudal fins. He looks like this (only much, much smaller).



He ate one bloodworm as I acclimated him, but he didn't come up for food tonight. I hope he likes his new place. :D

I'll post pics tomorrow.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:13 AM   #2 
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Lovely.
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:22 AM   #3 
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Lovely looking fish. That's some upgrade - from a cup to 40 gallons. Do you have anything else in the tank with him?

Anyway, all the best - I hope he settles in well for you.
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:13 PM   #4 
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Yes, he's sharing this tank with 4 Sterba Cories, 1 Vampire Shrimp, and 2 Apple snails.

Here are some pictures of him:





Sorry for the plants in the foreground, like I said, he's still slightly skittish. Oh yeah, he ate this morning! I dropped some bloodworms in and he ate them readily. A good thing, indeed.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:24 PM   #5 
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he is gorgeous! is he going to have tank mates? thats the only thing im afraid of :\

oh and what kind of blood worms do you feed him? i feed freeze dried to my females but they really dont eat anything off the surface. they get stuck on the current diverter i made before they get eaten
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:48 PM   #6 
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I feed him freeze-dried bloodworms. He also has access to many other types of food, I have a large variety of foods for my fishies. At his leisure, he has the choice of mysis shrimp, some sinking wafers (he does explore the bottom areas), floating meat crumbles, krill, and even the standard staple food. :D

Thanks for the comments!
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:23 PM   #7 
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Lovely pictures Matt, glad to hear he's eating.
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:35 PM   #8 
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great looking betta, did you find him at a lfs? because i cant seem to find any with half moons in stock.
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:50 PM   #9 
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Yes, I found him at my LFS, they had a small selection of half moons for $11.99. Far more expensive than their veil tail counterparts for sale for $3.88 - but he was worth it, he looks gorgeous under my lighting.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:47 PM   #10 
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I just picked my new betta up from the post office today. He's beautiful and HUGE! I would post a picture but I don't know how... He came all the way from Thailand to Colorado and finally to my dormitory in PA. He's really gorgeous!
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