Chronicles of Aqua Aurora's Multi Tank Syndrome - Page 47 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #461 of 1004 (permalink) Old 08-07-2015, 03:54 PM
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on second thought, It depends on me, if I am looking for a betta at the petstores I don't care for the forms of the fish. I care about the color and the energy. But for Aquabid I look for form and color. LOL

All of your bettas are just too lovely! even if they are deformed. and you are a good parent. =D



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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post #462 of 1004 (permalink) Old 08-08-2015, 01:07 AM
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Sorry for all that confusion! It's a cute little girl in that case!

Aqua do you have a link to that light you bought at Home Depot by any chance?

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on second thought, It depends on me, if I am looking for a betta at the petstores I don't care for the forms of the fish. I care about the color and the energy. But for Aquabid I look for form and color. LOL

All of your bettas are just too lovely! even if they are deformed. and you are a good parent. =D
Thank you ^^ Yeah its hard to get a good gauge of form when they're wiggling like crazy in a little cup going "OMFG CHOOSE MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!" Getting a clear photo you can scrutinize helps... I get weird looks spending 10-30 minutes at the betta section looking at them all and taking photos >.> I actually have to stay away from petco and petsmart as there are a few I saw over a month ago that if they were still there I'd want to save (not best forum but I liked their colors).. but ugh running out of room for tanks!!! I'd relaly want to go check if petsmart still has the two girls I'd posted in the "Ones that got away" thread but must resist....

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Sorry for all that confusion! It's a cute little girl in that case!

Aqua do you have a link to that light you bought at Home Depot by any chance?
Previous page, I linked the 4 pack I bought for the light bulb. [this]

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Hahaha! so true. Phht I do the same thing and people look at me strange when I take out my ipod to take snapshots. And if they ask questions why I do it, I would just say, "It's for my sister she wants me to show her some before I buy for her." hehe. That way I wont look like a goof saying it's for a website. HAHAHAHA!

but MAN she was a pretty betta! =O



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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Note to self: Stay out of the petstores..

So did not go to petsmart (where the girls I linked were) but did pop in my nearby petco.. ugh so hard not to walk out with another male (sadly their females are very lacking..)

Was sad to see two boys still there from Early to mid june, especially this lovely green double tail plakat... been there since 6/17
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There was a purple-ish blue and red plakat boy with a lot of spunk, got in my face and flared, wouldn't hold still to get in focus.. generally I don't like blue and reds but I liked him





And then there is this stunning plakat boy who I really wanted to walk out with! omg he's lovely! only 2 shots that he's not a blur in-very active


And yes he's really that green of a body with vibrant yellow fins with shiny blue accents!

So tempted.. must resist..


In other news I need start topping off my tanks more often with the ac and dehumidifier going, even those with lids have a drop in ater level over 2 weeks..might go around with a bucket of fresh water and top everyone off..

Riccia in the husband's tank is going nuts now, will have to trim again already (trimmed last week).
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Got a bald spot in the riccia mat, need to shove some in there or cover it with 'sand'..
I also ordered replacement inserts for the eheim canisters that run the 12g long and Xerxes' 7g cube. The white filter floss-like foam have been breaking down and I think restricting flow a bit.. I'm also thinking of buying a very long pipe cleaner for the canister tubing and maybe a short flexible one for the intake and outflow pipes.. they're getting pretty nasty.

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Your plants are so pretty!
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Thanks! Sorry must have missed that and Wow! Those are stunning bettas, I'm surprised you saw them at petco or petsmart. Mine rarely has much, mainly veil tails.

Tank looks amazing as well!

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Thanks! Sorry must have missed that and Wow! Those are stunning bettas, I'm surprised you saw them at petco or petsmart. Mine rarely has much, mainly veil tails.

Tank looks amazing as well!
I'm glad we have a decent variety though its caused me to increase my betta #s with several impulse and pity buys at my petco >.> I just wish they had a better selection of females
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Ahh to be clean again!

I'd let the diatoms build up really bad on the 7g, and the 6g needed a quick clean too. I also put a chain the the 6gs lights so its properly centered over the tank now. And I stuffed the anubias down so its not breaching the surface but Arterioles loves to get under it and get them loosened/floating up.. Both tanks look much better with the tiny bit of work.. I wish my camera would properly capture just how red the dwarf lilies are! they're so lovely! Just waiting on all the new java fern plantlets to grow up so I can cut off the dieing mother plant leaves and anchor the new plants.
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some shots showing the outflow just because.. this is gentle enough for the betta but keep the surface agitated enough to prevent biofilm.




6g bowfront





Got a good long pipe cleaner in the mail this week (about 60" long) I'm going to have at the intake and output pipes and canister tubing on Xerxes tank soon to clean them up! Will also be replacing the foam in the canister as its breaking down and I think also contributing to the reduce flow.


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Just a little update for this tank all the pond plants were removed. I can't give sufficient light for them. The fiber-optic grass kicked the bucket, but the Oplismenus basket grass and Red water dock are in a bucket outside in the sun by the bird feeder..The root ball of the basket grass (never brought inside-just cut some stems from it to put on the riparium) has a lot of new stem growth and its HUGE (needs a medium priority box to ship).. anyone want the 2 plants for cost of shipping?
I need to retie the pothos above the tank its grown nearly 8" since I fired put it against the background!!!
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do you clean the tanks out once a week Aqua? I just want to know. I do mine once a week 30% and I fear that might be too much for a NPT.



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
My journal: https://www.bettafish.com/144-journa...ournal-46.html
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