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Forum: Betta Pictures   12-31-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Rana
Well, without a pic it'll be hard to tell. :) ...

Well, without a pic it'll be hard to tell. :)

But what I always say is that to sex a betta, you want to look for ovaries. By the time a baby betta has started to develop its colors, you will...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   12-20-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 102
Posted By Rainbo
Sounds similar to my boy Mercury. I don't know...

Sounds similar to my boy Mercury. I don't know what caused hi fin rot , and at best I only managed to slow it down. I at different times, I tried Paraguard, kanaplex, and kanaplex and furan 2...
Forum: Betta Chat   12-18-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By indjo
Personally, it's difficult to tell if mislabeling...

Personally, it's difficult to tell if mislabeling is done on purpose to attract potential buyers or not. I sometimes come across local sellers who enter shows but label grade A as SQ. The fish...
Forum: Betta Pictures   11-23-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 188
Posted By indjo
Please note that I'm not into shows nor have I...

Please note that I'm not into shows nor have I read up on IBC specifications. This is just my understanding based on mere logic.

Butterfly is, to my knowledge, two or more color bands (not color...
Forum: Breeding Betta Fish   11-19-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 105
Posted By Vermart
Okay, so I have since grasped the problem. It may...

Okay, so I have since grasped the problem. It may perhaps be helpful to others with a similar problem, so I will expand.

It turns out I do indeed have a protozoan infestation. The adults are too...
Forum: Breeding Betta Fish   08-14-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 65
Posted By indjo
The male looks like he's from a bright red line....

The male looks like he's from a bright red line. So he should at least carry cambodian genes. Not sure how far the line he is - not sure if he still throws cambodian patterns.

Female looks royal...
Forum: Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories   08-08-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 159
Posted By Rainbo
Yeah, I'm going through something similar in my 3...

Yeah, I'm going through something similar in my 3 gal tank. There is 2 types of algae in there and the 3 day blackout has only knocked it back.

What I'm currently trying is 2 nerites, they are...
Forum: Breeding Betta Fish   07-11-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By RickyTan
Just my opinion since I've been working with...

Just my opinion since I've been working with marbles for a while ...In theory yes, but in practicality its near impossible to eliminate it. You might skip a generation or two with no marbles, then it...
Forum: Betta Pictures   07-09-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 51
Posted By indjo
He should at least be 6 months. His ventrals are...

He should at least be 6 months. His ventrals are long - fully developed
Forum: Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories   06-15-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 142
Posted By indjo
We (hobbyists in my area) don't recognize kings...

We (hobbyists in my area) don't recognize kings or half giants. Anything that reaches 5.5 cm BO is considered a giant (original size when first developed/created).

Both genetics and rearing plays...
Forum: Other Fish   06-05-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Tree
perfect! the puffers will love that when they see...

perfect! the puffers will love that when they see all the snails about. one minute you will have an infestation, the next empty shells. haha


oh yes, My little pea puffers are so fun to watch. I...
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   05-22-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By MsAqua
I had a 10 gallon sorority. I purchased 5 young...

I had a 10 gallon sorority. I purchased 5 young females from PetSmart. Kept them separate in different tanks for a short time which allowed my tank time to sit and get ready. I used lots of plants...
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   05-21-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By trahana
You best bet is to buy directly from a breeder...

You best bet is to buy directly from a breeder five females who live together, as most breeders keep their females together from fry.

I purchased five mystery females from one breeder, one...
Forum: Betta Pictures   05-18-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By indjo
To avoid miscommunication; what exactly do you...

To avoid miscommunication; what exactly do you mean by "show grade". Are you asking if the fish has a chance if entered in shows. Or are you asking if it has the basic standards.

Breeders will...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   05-12-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By Old Dog 59
I did not get any hitchhikers in the wet plant...

I did not get any hitchhikers in the wet plant order thank heavens, Maybe I just got lucky. LOL I was very satisfied with the shipment. However it never made it into any of my tanks. It was the same...
Forum: Finless Friends   05-10-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,911
Posted By Lunatic
I just saw this, and I came to say how very sorry...

I just saw this, and I came to say how very sorry I am to hear that you've lost a beautiful dog, Russell was indefinitely given the highest of care in your watch for the years that you've owned him,...
Forum: Finless Friends   05-09-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,911
Posted By Veloran
I'm not a good one with death, I just generally...

I'm not a good one with death, I just generally don't know how to approach it.
The one quality I appreciate in animals is, even when sick, they just keep on moving forward.
I know he will be missed...
Forum: Finless Friends   05-09-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,911
Posted By Old Dog 59
OH Linda, the photos and plaque are so very...

OH Linda, the photos and plaque are so very beautiful. Yes Russell does rock his bows. I know in my heart all animals are Gods children too. I hope when I go I will be surrounded by those pets that...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   04-15-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 95
Posted By Veloran
You can't pre-mix Kanaplex, I'll have to find the...

You can't pre-mix Kanaplex, I'll have to find the reference on Seachem's site since it's been a few years since I looked it up, but Kanaplex breaks down when in solution. You have to mix the powder...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   04-10-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 175
Posted By Rainbo
I'm not seeing any signs of fin rot. To me it...

I'm not seeing any signs of fin rot. To me it looks like he's either biting or ripping it on something in his tank. I've had one manage to rip his fins off on the intake tube of my HOB filter. ...
Forum: Betta Fish Care   04-04-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 174
Posted By indjo
Blubird: yes, you should now be worried because...

Blubird: yes, you should now be worried because all fins are not growing properly.

End of dorsal splitting is often common. They may look sort of like CT - as they naturally carry the genes unless...
Forum: Betta Fish Care   03-20-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 109
Posted By Rainbo
With swim bladder disease you could try throwing...

With swim bladder disease you could try throwing a broad spectrum antibiotic at it, if nothing else is working, and your betta is exhibiting other signs of illness like clamped fins, lethargy, or...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   02-17-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By bluesamphire
Those moss tree plants look lovely. I have...

Those moss tree plants look lovely. I have always admired them. Your tank will look amazing.

Java moss grows a bit messily, and grows fast (at least mine does!) I haven’t used Christmas miss,...
Forum: Betta Fish Care   02-10-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 48
Posted By indjo
Caudal fin looks like male, but dorsal and...

Caudal fin looks like male, but dorsal and ventrals look female (too small for a male). But that might be because he is young. It looks like a VT - if male, caudal should still grow and curve down
...
Forum: Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories   01-30-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 429
Posted By trahana
THIS. Its true for most internet logic. ...

THIS. Its true for most internet logic.


I've kept in bowls, hexagons, bowfronts and typical squares/rectangles. I have had a temperamental betta that didn't like the bowl(2g bowl), and would...
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