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Forum: Betta Chat   08-25-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,882
Posted By Ashcan Bill
Dusty was named because being a veil tail, he has...

Dusty was named because being a veil tail, he has long fins that reminded me of a dust mop. :smile:
Forum: Betta Chat   07-11-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,637
Posted By Ashcan Bill
It's pretty much a moot point for me since my...

It's pretty much a moot point for me since my betta will seldom eat a pellet. I suspect he was raised on flakes, cause that's what he loves.
Forum: Betta Chat   07-11-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By Ashcan Bill
At the moment I have a male betta and two otos...

At the moment I have a male betta and two otos living in a 7 gallon planted tank. The water parameters hold steady, the tank looks good, and the fish are happy. I think I hit a good balance with...
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   06-29-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,197
Posted By Ashcan Bill
I recently added otos to a betta tank. Here's a...

I recently added otos to a betta tank. Here's a little bit of the knowledge I've gained.



First, otos have a notoriously high mortality rate when first purchased and added to a tank. Many...
Forum: Betta Chat   06-12-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ashcan Bill
A fighter? Rocky, as in Balboa. :twisted:

A fighter?

Rocky, as in Balboa. :twisted:
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   06-08-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By Ashcan Bill
Having some algae in the tank to begin with may...

Having some algae in the tank to begin with may help them recover from the stress of being transported, and probably being malnourished as well.

I haven't tried other foods yet with mine as I had...
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   06-08-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By Ashcan Bill
I did some research on otos before I bought these...

I did some research on otos before I bought these and in most of the articles I read they're referred to as shoaling fish, though I think that's a somewhat general term.

What I've noticed is they...
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   06-07-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By Ashcan Bill
That's sad. I figure if mine make it to the...

That's sad.

I figure if mine make it to the three week mark, they'll probably be okay. They sure are active little guys.
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   06-07-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By Ashcan Bill
They're in a 7 gallon tank, with a betta whose...

They're in a 7 gallon tank, with a betta whose nose is a little out of joint but who's adapting pretty well to his new buddies. I was originally planning on only adding 2 otos, but figured with...
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   06-05-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By Ashcan Bill
Added Otos

I went ahead and added three little otos to my tank today, so we'll see how they make out. The male betta who firmly believes he owns the tank was a little perturbed when I added them, but he's...
Forum: Betta Chat   06-03-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By Ashcan Bill
Hi Murphy. Welcome from another new guy. I...

Hi Murphy. Welcome from another new guy.

I did kind of the opposite from what you did. I set up a 7 gallon tank I had in storage, and then took several weeks trying to decide what to put in it. ...
Forum: Betta Chat   06-02-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By Ashcan Bill
Seems to me that Bettas have more personality...

Seems to me that Bettas have more personality than other fish. I've owned various types of fish, but the Bettas are just more interesting. They tend to be a lot more inquisitive and active.
Forum: The Lounge   05-30-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
  Newbie
Views: 825
Posted By Ashcan Bill
Thanks for the welcomes, everyone. I was...

Thanks for the welcomes, everyone.

I was googling for opinions on combining Bettas with Cherry Red Shrimp when I came across the forum. Looks like a lot of good info and good people so I signed...
Forum: The Lounge   05-29-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
  Newbie
Views: 825
Posted By Ashcan Bill
Newbie

I stumbled across the forum while looking for some info on Bettas, and thought I might as well register.

So Howdy to everyone!
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