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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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New Betta

I saw the one. After Aqueous died I knew one day I was going to get another, and that day came around a week ago - wednesday.
After buying an awesome driftwood piece for my 64g tank and making my way out I saw this little guy. A beaten up betta in a community display tank that was wiggling all fins at me, I knew I had to get him. Unlike most fish in the display tanks, he was for sale - yay! $30 reduced to $8 (with a discount card that my LFS has as I've spent $1000 at the store since getting the card... at the start of march ) I was walking out with my school bag, driftwood, wavemaker and a new betta. Lets just say the walk - or jog - home would of looked interesting, at 2pm along a major roadway lugging everything around...
A week later - oh, and an upgrade from the terrible designed internal filter, a filter unit from an "all in one tank" and a sponge filter... now just one canister - I have a beautiful betta that slowly healing.

Naming wise, nothing has come up yet. Thinking of calling him Solution (something sciencey), Shrimp Devourer or after one of my favourite Anime(s?)... \_(ツ)_/

Already my rasboras are more active, they more likely to come out of the plants and swim around the tank... Often alone! Seen a significant decrease in the baby/adolescent cherry shrimp; but that was to be expected...

The fish in question... Sorry, photos taken on a samsung ace... can't find my camera...





Obligatory pics of the home - cloudiness due to new filter:


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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 06:29 AM
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Nice fish

Nice tank, cant wait to see it when all the plants grow more. My tanks look like jungles, I only prune when the fish start tapping on the glass asking for a chainsaw.
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Nice fish

Nice tank, cant wait to see it when all the plants grow more. My tanks look like jungles, I only prune when the fish start tapping on the glass asking for a chainsaw.
Thats a good one !
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Nice looking tank- best of luck on your new betta, he must be in his glory to be out of that pet store !
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Whoa! Nice tank! He's gonna have a lot of fun in there. :D

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Wow your tank is so pretty!!! He's a lucky boy!! This is what I want to do to my new 30 gallon!!

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I wish I could aquascape like that.
Stunning fish!

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!

@NickAu , yeah thats my bad... I decided I needed a rescape after adding the filter and removed a lot of the plants... Particularly the mayaca, which grows great except that the stems are so fragile and prone to breaking... And rotting, which leaves a soupy mess floating at the surface. And some of the ludwigia has been moved to an outdoor 2.5g tub where its doing great - considering melbourne temp right now! It's already turned into a deep maroon colour and slowly growing.
Plus I also culled back my micro java ferns and crypts in prep for the new driftwood in the 64g, so it isn't helping either. But I know it will grow back in due course.
Plan of attack currently is to grow out the valls since they seem to be doing well and maybe in the near future try my hands at the larger crypt varieties or stem plants to cover the back left corner completely and hide the filter intake/exit, heater and the intake of the breeder box which houses some of the offcuts.... Oh, and better hardscape!

@LittleMan , yeah I'm sure he is liking the space... My tank has a slightly larger footprint than the store, even though the store tank is much taller. Not to mention that he is now the big boy in the tank, unlike the store where he was the smallest fish in the tank... That and the filtration on the thing... it was a bit strong for a betta (and leave it as that). The store normally keeps the animals in good conditions, I know they had the best intentions but unfortunately it wasn't right. Hopefully he enjoys his new dig!

@Kaxen , I think he has... My shrimp aren't having the same thoughts though... It just I'd like to completely eliminate the glass surfing he does; it's my desktop tank so I need something peaceful. I guess in due course...

@bettafishsam , good luck to you! When done please post the piccies, I will love to see. I'm glad that someone likes my tank, I personally don't... I guess that's the problem when doing something artistic, I can always pick out the "flaws" of my pieces...

@Aluyasha , thanks for that! I think he is too, I really don't think the pics do him justice... He must have the metallic gene, because he shines in the tank - which the tank pics of him swimming kinda show his "flashiness".
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Sounds like a plan.

Is that a dish full of sand I see?

Heres 2 of my tanks, and thats after a prune.
https://www.bettafish.com/7481794-post2422.html
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Best of luck to the little guy!

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