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Good to know... twelve inches is pretty high, most recommend keeping the level at 4 or 6 inches.

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This was unexpected, due to me negligence. I was conditioning Dumbo , but he was gunna get his mate off aquabid...but unfortunately, what I had planned wasnt worth the wait for dumbo I guess. He just had to have hera....Hera was free from my LPS when you buy $20 worth of betta supplies. She was too cute to decline the promotion ;) and I just lost a female who got stuck in a root decoration :( so...of course she came home with us!

But bcuz I disregarded the risk I was taking, the water was left high. I know what steps I should take to lower it...but should I disturb th water so soon?

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This was unexpected, due to me negligence. I was conditioning Dumbo , but he was gunna get his mate off aquabid...but unfortunately, what I had planned wasnt worth the wait for dumbo I guess. He just had to have hera....Hera was free from my LPS when you buy $20 worth of betta supplies. She was too cute to decline the promotion ;) and I just lost a female who got stuck in a root decoration :( so...of course she came home with us!

But bcuz I disregarded the risk I was taking, the water was left high. I know what steps I should take to lower it...but should I disturb th water so soon?

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That's up to you. If it makes you feel uneasy just take out small amounts until you notice the level has gotten lower.

Your scenario sounds reminds me of my own bettas. Got Cole a few weeks after my halfmoon Theo passed away from a relapse of fin rot. One month later, I noticed him building a bubble nest that looked larger than previous one. Then my female Myra started gaining weight and had vertical stripes on her sides.

Called the fish store where I got her... turned out Cole was... for lack of better words, in love with Myra. Never thought having him next to her would cause that sort of thing. It took her a while but now she loves him.

I think part of why she ignored him was because she probably hadn't gotten over the loss of my other betta, reason being is she would look around for him and he wasn't there.

Though I'm glad she considers Cole her mate now. I had no plans to breed them when I got him but after a while I thought 'Why not?' did my research and now have a tank set up for them.

Just need to get another heater, since the one I got recently gets too hot. Someone recommended I try a lamp.

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So sorry about Theo :( Fin rot is nasty. Medusa is actually infected herself. I think she was in the root I found my poor female betta who died...i cant fight it either. Its been 2 weeks. About the Lamp thing, it could work.

My betta room is heated witha space heater. It heats a 20 gallon, four 10 gallon, and three 5 gallon tanks. Room stays 86 degrees. the tanks hold @ about 78-82 degrees depending how far theyre from it. I still keep heaters in tank for when I turn the Space Heater off. DO NOT keep it on hours on end. It can ruin every electrical socket in the house. I learned the hard way. But never had an issue since. I usually use the space heaterat night.

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Here's a quick pic of Hera. My phone isn't the best camera. Nor do I have a laptop with internet. So I'm sry bout not having photos of the fry. My camera phone wont focus on them other than during a video. I wish we could attach videos on this site like the pictures ...ugh.I have a couple pics under the albums I started for this spawn. Ill update as much as I can on my crazy schedule! !!!

Any help to IDing hera would be awesome! !!


Thanks to all you guys for the support! !!

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Awwwww

I guess this is the fish equivalent of "mom I'm pregnant"
Lol. Yep. I could hear my mother's voice "If he's in my house, this door stays open!!"
I should have just put her in her cup like every other time I cleaned their tsnks.

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Males often breed without a bubblenest. It is more common to have one, but plenty of males think the surface tension does just fine.

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So sorry about Theo :( Fin rot is nasty. Medusa is actually infected herself. I think she was in the root I found my poor female betta who died...i cant fight it either. Its been 2 weeks. About the Lamp thing, it could work.

My betta room is heated witha space heater. It heats a 20 gallon, four 10 gallon, and three 5 gallon tanks. Room stays 86 degrees. the tanks hold @ about 78-82 degrees depending how far theyre from it. I still keep heaters in tank for when I turn the Space Heater off. DO NOT keep it on hours on end. It can ruin every electrical socket in the house. I learned the hard way. But never had an issue since. I usually use the space heaterat night.
Thanks, I miss him.

Fin rot is usually treatable but it does a lot of damage. Ich is another one that some fish hardly get through. I've also seen bettas who are blind but don't seem to miss anything.

Funny, I have a space heater that I haven't used in a couple of months. I'll give it a try. What brand heater do you use for your tanks?

My breeding tank is 8 gallons.

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Thanks, I miss him.

Fin rot is usually treatable but it does a lot of damage. Ich is another one that some fish hardly get through. I've also seen bettas who are blind but don't seem to miss anything.

Funny, I have a space heater that I haven't used in a couple of months. I'll give it a try. What brand heater do you use for your tanks?

My breeding tank is 8 gallons.
My ten gallon tanks all have the cheap tetra brand. I don't like them much. The beat one I own is a fluval 150 watt.

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