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post #871 of 1004 (permalink) Old 10-20-2016, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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I'm still not 100% on the dtpk name though.. I might call Crius "Astraios" instead.. dunno yet.. hmmmm *ponders*

For the new boy in Xerxes old tank I'm leaning towards Ilmarinen- Finnish immortal metal worker and creator of the sky. Other options include Ukko- a Finish sky god, Nuada or Taranis-Celtic gods of sky, or Caelus-Roman personification of sky.
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New boy beautiful! So glad safe. Snail hysterical with tubing. Love pictures

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Well I have an announcement but i want to post photos with it and photobucket is down so I guess I'll just have to wait.. maybe I'll do some water changes for now and check back later..

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There finally photobucket is up!
So I got some new bettas!







Going to turn my 20g long into a sorority. Won't be immediate but letting the girls hang in their cups together while the tank grows in and they go through qt. heater in tank keeps them warm. I do a water change every day on their cups+ prime.
From petsmart
First one is a hm gal with some white metallic scales, and a bit of blue irids but also red in the fins. She looks like she may marble blue in the body (tiny specks showing)
Second is another hm gal red body with black pineapple and some green/blue metalic scales
Third is a vt female, nothing special but i thought her caudal deformity was interesting so I grabbed her.
There was a dark royal blue vt girl I liked but she was so stressed sewing the otehr bettas I don't think she's do well in a sorority, so I left her.
I was veeeeeeery tempted by a PLATNIUM GOLD VT MALE omg soooo almost bought him, but resisted (and regretting it.. kinda want to go grab him but where the [censor] would i put another tank?).

The next day I went to petco. Not many girls there but some lovely boys, and one pour dtpk that's had sbd for 3 weeks. I found a poor little red vt girl with bad ammonia burns. There was also a red and black pineapple vt girl, and a blue metalic vt girl (stress striped). I decided to try to save the little burned gal, if she dies at least he got a comfy last few days and is cheap enough i didn't mind spending the $. Shes getting 2 water changes a day + prime to help heal. She eats fine and has a little color back today.

more on them later.

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SO far all the girls are doing well. The little red vt is coloring up a little more each day.

Photos of Ciel's nests yes plural-he wasn't going to be out done by my pond pot neighbor (there's also a tiny one against the heater but you can't see it from this view).


Papillon's nest and a crappy shot showing his blue fins that led to his name. He expanded the nest a bit after the photo was taken



Chiyome's tank got a 400%+ water change last week (don't remember the last time I did a wc on her tank) and I pulled out most of the riccia (already shipped it out to someone). Added extra window screen mesh over the LED to diffuse light more. Chiyome seems to like having the mass of riccia out and is mroe active. Sadly the pumice is95% non buoyant now so the marimo rocks don't go as high in the tank as they did when first set up, but it still looks cool. You can see Chiyome's been marbling still-getting more black and blue now. Thankfully no sbd lately *knock on wood*



Tried to get a photo of Ajax but he would NOT hold still, for a mostly blind boy he moves around quite fast. You can see his anal and lower part of his caudal fin are a darker blue than his dorsal and upper caudal though. Its not an effect of light/shadowing that's his real colors.


Marimo cube next to Ajax's tank, need to top it off with more water. When Chiyome passes and Papillon gets a 10g on my hubby's desk I may take this pico down and put the extra marimo balls in.
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Wow, what a good idea for your 20g long! I hope ammonia burn girl pulls through.
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to avoid going off topic in the Aquabid thread of the Betta Photo sub forum I'm carrying over a conversation to here:
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nice vts, usually all i find are the common red and blues here, except I actually saw a platinum gold male vt at my local petsmart this weekend!! had a hard time resisting but managed not to buy him.
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My pastel white betta girl Artemisia should be enough but I still keep finding myself looking at other veils... It's a real problem. >.>

Do you have a picture of this gold VT? That sounds beautiful!
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Sadly no, I spotted him after picking out some girls I as buying and with others there looking I would not put the girls down to take a photo of the male, risk some [censor] snatching 'em. I'd be horrified of dropping a container if I stacked 3 on top of eachother in 1 hand as well >,<' . Surprisingly no one saw/cared about the vt boy though. He didn't have any marbling/other colors on his scales or fins (just metallic white/dragon white body and gold fins) and from what I could so no diamond eye, sadly he was a bit clamped though. If he's still there this weekend I think I may break down and get him. Owning a platinum betta is on my 'betta bucket list' (along with copper and chocolate).
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That's a shame. But you got such pretty girls so I understand worrying that someone would steal them. I do the same thing when I spot a betta I like lol.

I owned a boy you would have just loved then. Awful awful photo of him, but he was a chocolate betta. And no one wanted him at the store because he was "dull."

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lovely boy! weirdly vt males are the only long fins boys I would get now... after Shreduski wrecked his fins I don't want long finned rose/hm/dt/etc any more
I can't stop thinking about the vt now.. i may go by petsmart and nab him if he's still there.. worse case I can get him happy and unclamped then rehome him. I'm sure someone would pay the $4 store price + shipping for a platinum gold vt boy. Hell if I was into breeding bettas I'd keep him for making more little platinum babies... but I don't have the patients (hatching bbs) or space for betta baby rearing.
aaaaaand then this happened




Yup I got him! I'm terrible! I'm at 10 males and 4 females now (and my husband's 2 bettas). He's Midas btw, always wanted to get a gold theme betta to name after the king with the golden touch. His ventral tips are curled in, I like to think it fits perfectly for when the king realized this 'gift' was really a curse. His otehr fins are a bit messed up but should heal. Otherwise healthy male. He's in his cup in the 10g wt with the girls until his tank is setup. i honestly don't think the girls even notice him. They're always looking out towards the room/me and my hubby.

Also this boy was there and I nearly was really bad and got them both (but resisted).. he has some blue in his fins which will likely marble out and make him not a real chocolate in time. what looks lie black finnage int eh phtoo is actually blue, but body is pineapple/chocolate.



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So this all happened on Tuesday, my petco gets their bettas in on tues. or wed. I called and was told they're in but not unpacked. .. waited an hour, went-still in box.. did grocery shopping and went back.. STILL in box ugh.. Made sure the fish care taker knew I was going in for a look (not stealing) and dove in... man if you think the cups they're kept in are cruel you should see how their shipped (no i didn't take a photo) barely enough water to stay submerged and that's it. Very filthy water too. Anyways only females in the shipment were ct so I went to petsmart and the platinum gold vt boy from last weekend was still there so I nabbed him. I also saw the chocolate vt and spent a good 3 minutes staring at them debating between them or taking both. Left the chocolate as he'll marble more blue. Got teh gold boy, wrapped him in a towel and put a seat belt around him and went home ^^ He's getting daily water change + prime like the girls. He's a bit slower to eat/(catch on that lid off=foods usually coming in) than the girls but doing well.

Waiting on heater, sponge filter, led light, plants and hopefully driftwood which should all be here by the end of next week.. going to clean some black diamond sand an do a kyrlon fusion spayed acrylic sheets in the eank like Aristocels' 6g bowfront to make Midas' light colros really pop.

Some other betta boys at petco:
'paradice betta' lovely colors-very shinry/irid been there 2 weeks


steel blue, been there since the weekend after xerxes past (3 weeks+)


dunno what you'd call him besides stunning-white metallic/dragon scales and a rainbow of colors in fins. caudal is split but has surprisingly been healing! been there since steel blue 3 week range nice personality



melano blue dt hm, lovely form, only tiny fin damage didn't see him before but he's been there 2 weeks (shipments come every other week).


also the dalmatian vt male I thought of putting in Xerxes' tank is still there. :c

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Wow, what a good idea for your 20g long! I hope ammonia burn girl pulls through.
Thanks ^^ just need to get it gradually heated so my vals don't flip out and melt (has had no heater for over a year)+ grow some more plants to fill out the back.
SO far so good with the new gal
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Congratulations!!! Midas is beautiful!!! Plan on getting more? LOL.

Also, your Petco has lovely Bettas. I really like the Melano and Steel one... But I must resist the temptation as well D:

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Glad you got him! He is very handsome love that pineapple boy too... I probably would have been a lesser person lol.

I have seen how they're shipped on those little tiny pouches with many a few tablespoons of water. I mean, it's definitely an efficiency thing, but I do think the smaller amount of water is actually suppose to help prevent them from getting jostled around as much during transportation. Or at least that's what I read somewhere.
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That melano is gorgeous! Well, they all look good, but that one is my favorite. Someday, I'm going to have that coloring of fish.

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