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post #11 of 12 Old 04-25-2012, 03:57 PM
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Darn. No paradise fish for me. :( I really like the Macropodus spechti, but they can get even bigger than 4". Maybe someday. Weird how betta are the only anabantids that thrive in small spaces.
There are some, if you have very soft water as they are likely wild caught. Trichopsis pumila, Parosphromenus deissneri, and Parasphaerichthys ocellatus come to mind as I have or have had these myself. There are I believe some dwarf Betta species though I'm not familiar with those.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #12 of 12 Old 04-25-2012, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Those are too delicate for my liking. :p All wild betta need incredibly soft water as well.
The honey gourami only hit 2", are they an active species for needing 24"? That's a 15 gallon if I am not mistaken. My 15 gallon is 26", all my tanks are long and shallow.
I'll probably go for it if I see a cheap used tank.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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