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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-26-2019, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Meet Cal.

Today the Betta I have been waiting for got here. This is Cal.

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Cal is a Blue Giant Gene HM. He is so much bigger than any of my other boys. He has a new home in a 10 gallon Planted tank. He shares this tank with 5 Ember Tetra. He hasn't met them yet since I darkened the tank before I released him. so he won't meet the neighbors until tomorrow. He was in fantastic shape when he arrived But needing to get settled in his new digs.

His tank is a MarineLand 10 gallon with an Aqueon 10 LED filter, and an Eheim 50 watt adjustable submersible heater. He has a 6 inch bubble wand in the center rear of his tank for aeration. and the tank is heavily planted to give him and his tank mates a natural safe environment. He pretty much took over as soon as he got in the tank. I noticed the ember tetras have stayed together and move as one now that he has joined them. LOL. Here are some quick shots of the tank.

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-26-2019, 08:13 PM
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He is very pretty, he'll look awesome with the tetras. I noticed he has speckling in his fins like one of my bettas; that's one of my favorite betta features especially when it's really pronounced, but I was told it usually goes away as they mature(?)
And yay for giants, I hope to get one next myself. Tank looks great, welcome home Cal!
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stunning!! I love the tank and your boy is so pretty.
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Gorgeous boy!
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He's a beautiful boy with a nice life ahead! Congrats
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Thank you all. He is still in the dark to destress He is eating so that's a good thing. When I feed the rest of the herd this morning I'll get a better look at him and see how he's doing with the Tetra. When I looked at the thermometer before bed I saw him resting on the sword leaves. He's getting around the tank and exploring and that's another good thing to see,
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Cal is quite the Glam boy. he loves interaction with people. He loves his picture taken. (he doesn't sit still long ) He is exploring his new tank with a vengeance. He has said Hello to the Ember's and left them know he is the king of this tank . They readily agreed. LOL He likes to eat and that is the top of his to do list.
He likes to play Peak a boo.
https://www.bettafish.com/attachment...1&d=1569592051

He also likes to pose.

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wow stunning royal blue!
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His clour is stunning! So intense.
I agree with Russel that buying through the post does get easier, over time.
I was a nervous wreck the first time I did it.

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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Thanks Blue. I guess it was me wanting it right now that kept me in suspense. But he sure was worth the worry.
BTW. How is the 55 gallon doing. I have been working on the basement some and it's starting to take shape. over the next year I'll have it finished. I'll put in tanks as I go and I can't wait for around Christmas when Petco and Petsmart have their $1.00 per gallon sale along with their other tanks will be up for sale at 70% off. I'm saving up for at least 10 40 gallon breeders. and I know there is a 75 gallon with my name on it.
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