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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-27-2019, 07:35 PM
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Beautiful fish and stunning set up.

Glad he's settling in well!
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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-28-2019, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you Peppersmom. He is doing very well and he even enjoy his tank mates (5 Ember Tetra and 6 White clouds) He enjoys swimming over to them and breaking up the Union meeting they seem to have. LOL
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Thanks for asking about the 55g :)

We have had some trials and tribulations, and it has gone through a non-pretty stage, which is kind of expected in a new tank, isn't it? But you have reminded me to do a followup on the Journal thread.

Am v jealous of your Giant.

70litre tank: mature setup; betta, purple rasboras, male guppies, amano and wood shrimp. Heavily planted.
22litre cube tank: (Tagawa); betta, yellow dwarf shrimp. Pond snails and 1 assassin. Heavily planted.
Midnight in the 57litre tank (Midnight) ember tetras, 1 amano, 1 ghost, 1 nerite, pond snails, 1 assassin, doing his thing. Heavily planted.
200litre tank; honey gourami, cherry barbs, green neons, otocinclus, nerites, pond snails, amano. Heavily planted.
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Thank you and please do follow up on the journal I would love to see whats going on. Cal is defiantly a big boy He's not quite a giant but does have the genes in him which makes him a little bigger than normal betta. His body size alone right now 2.3 inches This does not include his fins. He is in with tank mates (my first community with a Betta) He has 5 Ember Tetra and 6 White cloud in with him so far and when I get the tank completely cycled and matured I plan on a shoal of pygmy cory to round out the community or maybe a couple of loaches like you have.

It's so much fun to watch him interact with the neighbors. He doesn't attack them but when he shows up for their gatherings (I call them union meetings) they scatter and he turns back to me as if to ask DO i HAVE BAD BREATH???? LOL He does love to explore and patrol his tank and he lets the neighbors know he's king.

I got this picture of him and it seems like he is playing peak a boo. or saying Hay I'm in the shower and how would you like to be photographed while your bathing??. LOL

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Cal has some new tank buddies added today. I placed 3 small Panda Cory into the mix today since Cal has left the white cloud and the ember tetra alone. I needed something to help keep the bottom clean and they are small enough to be able for the bio load to with stand their presence in the tank. Later this week I will be getting 3 more Cory so there is a better Shoal.

When I introduced them into the tank they did exactly what Cory always do and that is find some place to hide. It'll take a few days until they settle in but I think they will do fine. And Cal doesn't seem to be interested at all.
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Many offsprings Hope you get from Him.

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Unfortunately I did not see this post earlier than today so I can't really respond to what you are saying here. Cal was never bought to be a breeder. I don't breed any of my betta. They are for my pleasure and for those who visit our home. I see that the Mods found it necessary to edit your response for rule #5.
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Sorry did no realized that mistake my behalf.
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Today I finally rounded out the community tank and have reach the limit of stocking. Cal is doing great with it and he is the king of the tank, and all the subjects know it. I also got some frozen blood worms for the group. Cal loves them so I need to watch how much are being fed. The Tetra go crazy over them and the Cory enjoy sucking them up as they hit bottom.

This community tank is stocked with 6 Ember Tetra, 6 White cloud Tetra, 6 Zebra Danios, 3 Panda Cory, and 2 Leopard Cory and 1 Sterba Cory. and one very beautiful XXL Blue Half Moon Betta named Cal.
The tank is a 10 gallon Tetra tank, and is filtered with an Aqueon 20 LED filter, I have an Eheim 50 watt submersible heater set for 78 degrees. The tank is heavily planted with lots of African water fern for over head cover not only for Cal but also great get away hides for the Tetra and danios. There is also 3 large bunches of Money wort, 2 large Jave ferns one regular and one Kings crown, 1 medium Asian water fern and 2 large Anubis Nana. Two medium rocks and one piece of driftwood.

Once everything settles down I'll try and get some shots of the tank and the community. But those darn Tetra and Danios are so darn fast. I keep getting a blur in all the pictures when I try for them.
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WOW, how beautiful and healthy he looks. Thanks for posting.
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