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post #571 of 597 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 11:38 PM
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Pretty cool to see your guy out and about. Bear now 3 weeks of fasting. I tried a f/t again last night. I am going to say progress as he actually did a strike at it. He didn't bite it unfortunately but I worked and worked with him oh so patiently and he sat and smelled it and showed interest. I ended up leaving pinkie in tank over night but unfortunately wouldn't take it. I don't know whether to bug my mouse guy for more live or try again in a few more days. Uggg I hate this.

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Zephyr regurgitated his meal yesterday halfway into eating. Thinking it was because hes going into shed.

Maybe next week will be Bears week. Seems like hes thinking about it
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lol Zephyr is either on a hunger strike or he's not eating due to shedding. He's in blue now. His eyes just cleared back up after being cloudy the last couple days. Seems proud of himself for wasting two mice lol. Lil bugger.

Gaston and Merlin passed this past week. I'm labelling Merlin as a failure to thrive. He's been my problem child since day one as far as getting him to actually like a tank. He couldn't do a 2g with filter, then he decided he didn't like it without the filter. Moved to a 3g with sponge filter on low, he didn't like that. Took filter out and he still wasn't happy. Moved him to a 5g and he seemed ok but then got unhappy again. No outward signs of any illness. Looked healthy, just never really colored up. Not sure what happened.

Gaston was a little older I think. I don't know how old he was but I had him the longest out of the current school of bettas. about a year or so. He just slowed down and passed of natural stuff.

Saw a dream betta at a petco nearby. Metallic gas. or Metallic silver yellow bicolor HMPK male. Gorgeous boy. Passed him up sadly as I didn't have the space. Went back today to see if he was still there and of course he was gone. There were a couple cute ones there but none that caught my eye. So I went to the one closer to my house and of course they had a bunch of nice ones. Two double tail babies, a really cute white baby girl with some blue and red in her fins. They had a "metallic gas" (idk if that's what they really are called, it just seems right to me so I'm calling it that lol. Best I can think of) but he was lighter silver than what I thought of, and was butt dragging and lethargic. Didn't really show any interest in flaring at anything. He did give a haphazard flare once but other than that just listless. Pretty boy though.

They also had a white HMDTPK, a few kois, a MG HMEE (very bad MG, pastel maybe), a few other HMPK's, some nice crowntails including a white boy.

And then...this boy...

Meet Oliver. I saw him and kind of squeaked a bit. Kind of excited to see how he marbles out. He has a blue spot right in the middle of his forehead, it's really cute.

THough legit almost walked out with three fish lol. Was a good girl and kept it to only one.

Kibo got upgraded into a 5g and Oliver got Kibo's 2.5 Fluval Spec.
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lol Zephyr is either on a hunger strike or he's not eating due to shedding. He's in blue now. His eyes just cleared back up after being cloudy the last couple days. Seems proud of himself for wasting two mice lol. Lil bugger.

Gaston and Merlin passed this past week. I'm labelling Merlin as a failure to thrive. He's been my problem child since day one as far as getting him to actually like a tank. He couldn't do a 2g with filter, then he decided he didn't like it without the filter. Moved to a 3g with sponge filter on low, he didn't like that. Took filter out and he still wasn't happy. Moved him to a 5g and he seemed ok but then got unhappy again. No outward signs of any illness. Looked healthy, just never really colored up. Not sure what happened.

Gaston was a little older I think. I don't know how old he was but I had him the longest out of the current school of bettas. about a year or so. He just slowed down and passed of natural stuff.

Saw a dream betta at a petco nearby. Metallic gas. or Metallic silver yellow bicolor HMPK male. Gorgeous boy. Passed him up sadly as I didn't have the space. Went back today to see if he was still there and of course he was gone. There were a couple cute ones there but none that caught my eye. So I went to the one closer to my house and of course they had a bunch of nice ones. Two double tail babies, a really cute white baby girl with some blue and red in her fins. They had a "metallic gas" (idk if that's what they really are called, it just seems right to me so I'm calling it that lol. Best I can think of) but he was lighter silver than what I thought of, and was butt dragging and lethargic. Didn't really show any interest in flaring at anything. He did give a haphazard flare once but other than that just listless. Pretty boy though.

They also had a white HMDTPK, a few kois, a MG HMEE (very bad MG, pastel maybe), a few other HMPK's, some nice crowntails including a white boy.

And then...this boy...

Meet Oliver. I saw him and kind of squeaked a bit. Kind of excited to see how he marbles out. He has a blue spot right in the middle of his forehead, it's really cute.

THough legit almost walked out with three fish lol. Was a good girl and kept it to only one.

Kibo got upgraded into a 5g and Oliver got Kibo's 2.5 Fluval Spec.
Oliver your new HMPK needs at least 5 gal and IMO same goes for females. They don't have long flowing fins so they can zoom around the tank a lot more


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Oliver your new HMPK needs at least 5 gal and IMO same goes for females. They don't have long flowing fins so they can zoom around the tank a lot more
They do fine in a 2.5g...

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^ +1 Aussie

WillL, HMPKS and Females do not need 5 gallons. I respect your opinion, but it's not a fact. I have 4 females in 2 divided 5.5Gs (~2.75G each) and they do fine.

The only Betta that really *needs* something over a 2.5G is certain species of wilds and Giant Betta. IMO/IME Giants should have at least 10G of space.

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If i had the space all my bettas would be in 10g tanks. But alas. Space is limiting factor. I do appreciate your input and opinion but i have kept hmpks and females in tanks ranging from 2.5-10g tanks. I have also had long finned fish be happier in larger tanks and plakats be happier in smaller tanks.

Kibo, my red veiltail male used every inch of his 2.5, so he got upgraded.

So far Oliver, albeit is exploring his tank, isnt zooming around like some others. So at this point hes fine in the 2.5. Now thats not saying he wont be upgraded in the future but for now he will be fine in the 2.5. Its filtered and cycled as well.
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^ +1 Aussie

WillL, HMPKS and Females do not need 5 gallons. I respect your opinion, but it's not a fact. I have 4 females in 2 divided 5.5Gs (~2.75G each) and they do fine.

The only Betta that really *needs* something over a 2.5G is certain species of wilds and Giant Betta. IMO/IME Giants should have at least 10G of space.
Sorry I just read somewhere on this forum I believe. After what you said I think I should just buy ten gal tanks and divide them into 3 separate sections. The only thing is convincing my parents to buy more aquarium stuff :(


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Its fine. Bigger is usually alwys better. But circumstantial

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WillL, some people believe that they do need 5G. Some people won't put them in anything other than a 10G. It's situational/circumstantial like BettaStarter24 said. Personally, I would love to give all of my fish 20G of space (100G would be better ;)) but I just don't have the space. My fish aren't suffering where they are, though.

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