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Forum: Betta Chat   02-14-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
FWIW, these animals were genetically engineered...

FWIW, these animals were genetically engineered for medical purposes and not to see them "glow" to sell to the general public.

The rabbits, for instance, are part of experiments to find ways to...
Forum: Betta Pictures   02-13-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 125
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
He is pretty. I especially like his "wild spots."...

He is pretty. I especially like his "wild spots."

He does not look like a Black Orchid as he doesn't have the steel iridescence pattern in his fins. The original Black Orchids were CT. This boy...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   12-19-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 102
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Can't help but wanted to let you know as soon as...

Can't help but wanted to let you know as soon as someone knowledgeable sees your thread there will be an answer. I promise!

The only thing I can offer is homeopathic as I am not familiar with OTC...
Forum: Journals   12-17-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
So sorry about Mr. Sparkles. This one is...

So sorry about Mr. Sparkles.

This one is just too danged cute for words!
Forum: Betta Chat   12-16-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Rainbo: Yes, trade names drive me crazy, too....

Rainbo: Yes, trade names drive me crazy, too. This is the same sort of misrepresentation that caused me to start this thread:It is yet another excuse to hike up prices.

Places like PetCo and...
Forum: Betta Fish Care   12-16-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 61
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
You can buy Betta almost anywhere including the...

You can buy Betta almost anywhere including the places you mentioned.

Ask which day they get their Betta shipment and go the next day. This gives the Betta time to settle in.

Place color...
Forum: Betta Fish Care   12-08-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 40
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
I like New Life Spectrum, NorthFin Betta Bits and...

I like New Life Spectrum, NorthFin Betta Bits and Fluval Bug Bites (medium size).
Forum: Betta Pictures   11-22-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 188
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
He is not a Butterfly; he is a bi-color blue and...

He is not a Butterfly; he is a bi-color blue and white.

Note the definition of Butterfly Rainbo provided: Butterfly color distribution is to be equal. A bi-colored Butterfly is to be 50/50 on...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-21-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
IME, one Betta in a 10 gallon doesn't take any...

IME, one Betta in a 10 gallon doesn't take any longer than one fish in a five gallon. I have cycled tanks 2.5 and up in 10-14 days using SeaChem Stability. Day 1 double dose; Days 2-8 single doses....
Forum: Betta Pictures   11-06-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 64
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Lovely Betta! Thank you so much for sharing the...

Lovely Betta! Thank you so much for sharing the photos.

Crowntails grow one you. I once didn't care for them but have come to appreciate their beauty. Nice find.
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-04-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
I have no idea. You can always ask Finnex. If you...

I have no idea. You can always ask Finnex. If you bought via AquaVibrant, they are very good at answering questions. That's where I got my Finnex Stingrays.

I gave them a list of my plants and...
Forum: Other Fish   11-03-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
What ferts do you use? Unless you get...

What ferts do you use? Unless you get shrimp-specific, all have trace elements of copper.

I believe we all have to do what we think best no matter any one else's experience unless they are being...
Forum: Breeding Betta Fish   10-30-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 105
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
First, I do not normally comment in this section...

First, I do not normally comment in this section as I've never bred Betta. I would feel terrible if I gave inaccurate information.

I do have a couple of questions, though. I'm sure you've all...
Forum: Betta Fish Care   10-27-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 82
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Many who know about Wilds do not visit the rest...

Many who know about Wilds do not visit the rest of the Forum. So I've moved your thread to where they will most likely see it.

Sadly, this section has little activity because not many members are...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   10-24-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 34
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Please fill out this form. Thank you. ...

Please fill out this form. Thank you.
https://www.bettafish.com/99-betta-fish-diseases-emergencies/612810-please-read-before-posting-fill-out-form-so-we-can-best-help-your-betta.html
Forum: Betta Pictures   09-24-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 172
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
He's a cutie! So glad you are happy with him. On...

He's a cutie! So glad you are happy with him. On the first photo he looks as if he's pouting. :-)

In a 20 gallon weekly should be fine.
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   09-21-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 116
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Don't rake yourself over the coals for having him...

Don't rake yourself over the coals for having him in a smaller hospital tank. I have come to believe the smaller containers are less stressful for ailing fish. I have hang on containers I use for...
Forum: Betta Chat   09-19-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
10 Gallon Tank: $15 Canopy: $12.00: ...

10 Gallon Tank: $15

Canopy: $12.00:

https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/5352/marineland-glass-canopies?pcatid=5352&c=3829+3831+5352
...
Forum: Breeding Betta Fish   09-03-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 50
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
I am currently buying from someone who imports...

I am currently buying from someone who imports AND breeds her own stock. Send a PM and I will direct you.

BTW, do you mean *marbles* (unstable pattern/colors) or *multi-colored*?

These are some...
Forum: Betta Pictures   09-02-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 101
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Just as an aside, I looked up white Betta in the...

Just as an aside, I looked up white Betta in the International Betta Congress' Judging Guidelines. It refers to pure white as "opaque." Can't tell you how many times I've referred to the guidelines...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   09-02-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 22
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Looks as if he might have torn them on something....

Looks as if he might have torn them on something.

I would up water changes to 2x per week (25%) and add Indian Almond Leaves or Rooibos Tea extract. Both have mild antibacterial properties....
Forum: Betta Pictures   09-01-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 101
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Welcome to the Forum! From my experience,...

Welcome to the Forum!

From my experience, the pure white platinum Betta stay platinum. Maybe I've been lucky but I've never had one marble to another color...even after two+ years. I do see a lot...
Forum: Betta Chat   08-20-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Genetics, genetics, genetics. IMO, there is no...

Genetics, genetics, genetics. IMO, there is no "average" age because, in addition to care, there is the genetic angle. Just like with dogs, Betta have been altered over the last 50 years to meet the...
Forum: Betta Chat   08-20-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Welcome to the Forum! He's a very pretty...

Welcome to the Forum!

He's a very pretty bi-color EE. Without a flaring photo difficult to tell if he's HM, OHM, etc.

I would watch his dorsal if the second photo is accurate. Might be normal...
Forum: Other Fish   08-19-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
As Rana noted, in a balanced planted tank that is...

As Rana noted, in a balanced planted tank that is not overfed pond and bladder snails perform a duty and do not usually overpopulate. One of the times I was overrun with them was when we went on...
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