Thank you. He actually started flaring tonight. (I know that's not a sign of a happy fish per se but 1st time and all that)Nice looking tank! And Rojo is a very handsome boy. Most importantly - he looks happy.
Thank you, I have other tanks that my seven year old has always helped with. The cold water tank is his and he loves cleaning/feeding his platies, minnows etc.Very nice backdrop for a beautiful Betta. And it's great to get children involved at a young age. Kudos!
One and done, that's me i may upgrade to a 10 gallon at some point and try him out with a shoal of tetra's. i have a seriously addictive personality, any more than one and i'll end up dividing my bath tub. haven't worked out how aggressive Rojo's temperament is yet, plan on getting a few shrimp or endlers/neons (in a bigger tank) but don't wanna waste money on expensive tanks. any ideas on how to test his aggression?When you have more than one betta - you start seeing the contrast in the various personalities - I have one fierce betta (just give me something to flare at) - two bettas that are laid back (I'm just gonna hang around for a while)- three that are curious (what's that and what's that over there) - and one that never tires of the joy of swimming - two of my guys jump out of the water for blood worms - and they ALL LOVE TO EAT - and they seem to love me - probably because I am the giver of food.
Thank you, i really wanted to use as much red and black to compliment him, always planned on a red betta so the tank was set up and cycled before.I love the contrast of the red plants that matches him. I'd leave them and add real plants just because I like the pop of color (unless they're the plastic plants that can damage fins).
I've had my fish Loki for almost a month now. I swear he wags his tail in excitement sometimes. My husband is skeptical about bettas having personalities, but I totally see personality. There's his normal swim from one side of the tank to the other and then there's him zipping over and fluttering fast in excitement. Not flaring, but yeah, wagging his tail. Haha
Thank you, he doesn't really swim or hide in either building, he does like to sit under the bridge though.My first betta had the exact same two buildings that you have! He got too big to fit into the tower one though, haha. He still has the little one in his new 10 gallon tank. Seems it's his favorite place to chill.
I was in my LFS this afternoon after work and actually had a look at ADF, a fellow "fishy" person said his were a nightmare to feed though?Have you thought of trying African Dwarf Frogs? They are totally aquatic. The children would love them and you could have five and the Betta in a 10. I love Clayton and Esmeralda.
Currently watching ADF videos on YT with my 7yr old lolYou just need to target feed them. It's not that tricky. I use a long plastic pipette and just squirt the food right in front of them. The problem is they don't have good eyesight and they aren't the fastest swimmers. So if you don't target feed them and keep the other fish distracted, their food will get stolen.
Thanks for the link, i was reading that on the bus to work yesterday (apparently i do more Betta research than actual work these days). my tank has been up and running 2 months and the cycle has completed. no intention of Shrimp at this moment but maybe in a few months.I use my planting tongs to feed them and as givemethatfish said it's not that hard .... certainly not a nightmare.
If you feed them in the same place at the same time they learn where to go. You can also feed Rojo at the same time on the opposite side of the tank to draw him away.
I feed them frozen bloodworms and soft Frog Bites.
Do you mean do the ADF do well with shrimp or Bettas? If you're thinking of shrimp you might want to read this: