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Here's one I just heard, the betta splendens are wild caught. (The people in my lfs, I swear)
Oh my gosh. That sounds dreamy!


Can you please ask them exactly where I can see them in wild? I would LOVE to see a pond or river or wherever they say rainbow colors of fish are swimming around. Since they live in shallow water, I don't even need to dive. Ah, it would be betta lovers' dream vacation destination. **wink wink**
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Here are the ten myths I will be talking about:
1. Bettas come from dirty mud puddles, therefore the need no filtration
2. Because they live in puddles, they cannot live in tanks larger than 5 gallons
3. Bettas eat plant roots
4. Males cannot be kept with other males
5. Bettas are not community fish
6. Bettas donít need a heater
7. If a betta builds a bubble nest, it must be happy
8. Wild bettas are colorful with long fins
9. Bettas are not very active
10. Bettas should only be fed once or twice a week

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Oh my gosh. That sounds dreamy!


Can you please ask them exactly where I can see them in wild? I would LOVE to see a pond or river or wherever they say rainbow colors of fish are swimming around. Since they live in shallow water, I don't even need to dive. Ah, it would be betta lovers' dream vacation destination. **wink wink**


I know 🤤how much would I have to pay to get to this paradise.🤤


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Does anyone having pictures you have taken of wild bettas that I could use? I am trying to stay copyright free.
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Pascal (HM) Collete (VT) Stitch (CT)
Those Gone Too Soon:
|Destiny (Baby) 8/17/2016-9/13/2016|Eric (HMPK) 3/30/2016-1/3/2017|Squirt (VT/CT) 2/21/2016-5/22/2017|Apollo (HMDTPK) 5/13/2016-7/5/2017|Hank (HMPK) 9/22/2017-8/31/2017|Adam (VT) 11/2/2016-9/13/2017|Olaf (EEHMPK) 1/4/2018-1/31/2018
20 Gallon Long:
8 Neon Tetras|5 Tiger Barbs|2 Balloon Mollies|5 Black Skirt Tetras
Goldies:
Fred (oranda)|George (ryukin)
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Maybe @LittleBettaFish can help? She's the wild betta enthusiast


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Here are the ten myths I will be talking about:
1. Bettas come from dirty mud puddles, therefore the need no filtration
2. Because they live in puddles, they cannot live in tanks larger than 5 gallons
3. Bettas eat plant roots
4. Males cannot be kept with other males
5. Bettas are not community fish
6. Bettas donít need a heater
7. If a betta builds a bubble nest, it must be happy
8. Wild bettas are colorful with long fins
9. Bettas are not very active
10. Bettas should only be fed once or twice a week
Males *can't* be kept with other males. Did you mean males *can* be kept with other males?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Wild Betta are colorful and, I believe, do have long fins. Not exaggerated as are Betta splendens, though. Maybe it should be "Betta splendens are wild-caught"?

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Betta can't be kept with Fancy Guppies or other fish with long, flowing fins because they see them as another male Betta.
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Agreed. LBF has some beautiful fish--- some that compareable to captive-bred Splendens.

The Males~
Lucifer, Gabriel, Titan, King, Finnegan, Fin-again & Ricky.
Lucifer & Gabriel are my only non-rescues...

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No, that's what I meant. It is my one fully true myth. That is a good idea to change the wild-caught, though. I do want to keep with just 10, but that one is very good too.

My Bettas:
Pascal (HM) Collete (VT) Stitch (CT)
Those Gone Too Soon:
|Destiny (Baby) 8/17/2016-9/13/2016|Eric (HMPK) 3/30/2016-1/3/2017|Squirt (VT/CT) 2/21/2016-5/22/2017|Apollo (HMDTPK) 5/13/2016-7/5/2017|Hank (HMPK) 9/22/2017-8/31/2017|Adam (VT) 11/2/2016-9/13/2017|Olaf (EEHMPK) 1/4/2018-1/31/2018
20 Gallon Long:
8 Neon Tetras|5 Tiger Barbs|2 Balloon Mollies|5 Black Skirt Tetras
Goldies:
Fred (oranda)|George (ryukin)
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You could change the Wild betta thing to "Petstore Bettas aren't wild caught Bettas"


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