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post #11 of 22 Old 01-16-2009, 12:21 PM
I believe that its a crowntail. Combtails have a little bit longer "spikes" on the fins. Crowntails are beautiful. I have 1 crowntail, 2 veiltails and 2 combtails.I would love to have a halfmoon but my Petsmart doesn't carry anything but crowntails and veiltails.
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post #12 of 22 Old 01-16-2009, 12:24 PM
Sometimes they don't eat for a couple days after you get them. They take awhile to adjust sometimes.If he's swimming around alot, I think he'll be ok. Keep an eye on him.
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post #13 of 22 Old 01-16-2009, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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ok, ill keep an eye on him. i have been giving him a little each day, even though my mom said they eat every other day...? but since he isn't eating at all, i feed him a little each day... he isn't even interested in it.
But he swims around alot more than i remember the others ( granted i was like 6 with my other ones)
I had him in kinda little cube, with one side looking into my room, and whenever i came in he would dart into a plant, but i moved him to the top so now he can see everything, including out the window, and he doesn't seem to get scared anymore. and i put a mirror up to him, and he will watch it, but won't flare up. he won't move and when you take it down, he will swim in a fast circle and then settles down...? but yea he swims alot just isn't eating... i will get new food monday along hopefully with a new fish
oh and he must be a combtail because he has LONG spikes. his fins almost aren't attatched except for like 1/2 inch. but its normal, not mistreatment you can tell...

hmmm.... crowntail or halfmoon? (the half moons are growing on me) hmmmm
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post #14 of 22 Old 01-16-2009, 07:55 PM
Bettas can be picky eaters and it may take awhile to get him to eat. They do need to be fed every day. I feed mine 2-3 pellets in the morning and 2-3 ellets at night.
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post #15 of 22 Old 01-16-2009, 11:32 PM
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+1 I feed my bettas both am & pm, 2 pellets for the smaller betta and 3 pellets for the larger one.
Also feed one blood worm (they love them) each 2 x week in place of a pellet meal, and freeze dried daphnia 2 x week in place of a meal. They are vibrant & healthy. Niether one of them ate for three days when I first got them. I think that's pretty common behavior.

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post #16 of 22 Old 01-16-2009, 11:35 PM
Sounds like a good feeding schedule :)
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post #17 of 22 Old 01-17-2009, 10:53 AM
Its a crowntail, VERY pretty!

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post #18 of 22 Old 01-17-2009, 10:54 AM
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ok, ill keep an eye on him. i have been giving him a little each day, even though my mom said they eat every other day...? but since he isn't eating at all, i feed him a little each day... he isn't even interested in it.
But he swims around alot more than i remember the others ( granted i was like 6 with my other ones)
I had him in kinda little cube, with one side looking into my room, and whenever i came in he would dart into a plant, but i moved him to the top so now he can see everything, including out the window, and he doesn't seem to get scared anymore. and i put a mirror up to him, and he will watch it, but won't flare up. he won't move and when you take it down, he will swim in a fast circle and then settles down...? but yea he swims alot just isn't eating... i will get new food monday along hopefully with a new fish
oh and he must be a combtail because he has LONG spikes. his fins almost aren't attatched except for like 1/2 inch. but its normal, not mistreatment you can tell...

hmmm.... crowntail or halfmoon? (the half moons are growing on me) hmmmm
nope, my betta is normal sized, and he eats 3 pellets in the morning, and three at night!

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post #19 of 22 Old 01-17-2009, 12:17 PM
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i just got a betta on thursday and for the first day he wouldn't swim around much or eat... he was used to only having the freeze dried shrimp stuff they feed them at the pet store. I bought those, but only for treats. I gave him some of the food I bought for everyday feedings and he seemed disinterested. Well, the next day he was a completely different betta. He had gotten used to the tank and started eating his food- he seemed very hungry! So now he eats the food I choose to give him- but he does love his treats! Question, do you have a heater? Because once I got the heater installed is when he made the drastic change! Now he's as happy as can be- very active.. I'm just waiting to find a happy bubble nest!
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post #20 of 22 Old 01-17-2009, 01:14 PM
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i just got a betta on thursday and for the first day he wouldn't swim around much or eat... he was used to only having the freeze dried shrimp stuff they feed them at the pet store. I bought those, but only for treats. I gave him some of the food I bought for everyday feedings and he seemed disinterested. Well, the next day he was a completely different betta. He had gotten used to the tank and started eating his food- he seemed very hungry! So now he eats the food I choose to give him- but he does love his treats! Question, do you have a heater? Because once I got the heater installed is when he made the drastic change! Now he's as happy as can be- very active.. I'm just waiting to find a happy bubble nest!
I think heaters are good, but 4 a bowl not so much, unless they are mad for a bowl

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