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Old 04-18-2012, 12:35 AM   #1 
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Hi I am new here!

Hello everyone!

I am new here. I have had fish before in the past but never a Betta. Recently I missed closing up my 30 gallon Cichlid tank so I started considering a Betta. I have done tons of research and finally got my first Betta.
His name is Stormaggedon Dark Lord of All. Stormy for short lol. He is living in a 5.5 gallon heated and filtered tank. His tankmates are 1 Zebra Snail and The Minions (4 Ghost Shrimp). From what I red this is okay for a 5 gallon tank. Please correct me if I am wrong.

The tank is all planted with live plants. I also bought a piece of driftwood because I read the tannins in it are great for a happy Betta. I have baffled the filter with a trick I read about here. However I am a little worried that maybe it is still to heavy? Is better to have no current at all? Is a little current okay? He seems to be doing well. I havent seen him get pushed around except in one spot in the tank. Any advice is greatly appreciated.



Okay so now that all that is out of the way. Pics!

Stormy in the container from the pet store.


These are The Minions in the bag from the store.



Here is the pretty Zebra Snail. It doesnt have a name yet. Any suggestions?


Stormy in his new home!



And here is a shot of the whole set up!




Can anyone tell me more about Stormy? His variety of Betta. How big he should get etc. Also should his fins get longer with age or do they pretty much stay this size? Will he grow at all or do you think he is full grown? Any tips to keep him extra happy?

Also I am curious. Can anyone tell me how many varieties of Bettas there are and what the differences are? I have tried to find out and cant seem to find anything.



Also I plan on reposting this in Betta Chat too just so I can get to know everyone. Hope no one minds!
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:33 AM   #2 
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welcome! :)
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:47 AM   #3 
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good lookin guy you have. he should be happy in that tank. I have read also that the ghost shrimp can be a good tank mate ....or dinner. Just depends on your betta.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:49 AM   #4 
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Just a heads up... The lucky bamboos will rot when completely under water they are not aquatic plants
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:22 PM   #5 
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Nice setup :) He's around the color I'm looking to find for my second betta. Is he a crown tail?
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:28 PM   #6 
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He certainly is a crowntail. I am a crowntail addict xD

I love love LOVE his coloring. And I'm tempted to stealy your snail xD
You should called him Speedy
LOL
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:52 PM   #7 
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Yep he is a crowntail. I am trying to figure out hsi coloring now too.

So far he shows no interest in the shrimp so I am hoping they will continue to get along well.

I ended up having to take out a lot fo the plants. I found out most of them werent aquatic. (Shouldnt have trusted petco)

So this it the new tank. Should it still work? It is the swords, the moss ball, and I added to fake plants. Do I need more plants now?


Also I posted mroe pics of Stormy here.

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=99141
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:51 PM   #8 
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look just fine right now. However, if I were you. Id get a few plants like the one I have on the right side of Spike's tank. I'd get a shorter one tho. OR break apart the taller one and root them close together. (they have connecting points about 2 inches long each)
Those shrimpies would like somewhere to hide together if needed ;)
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