Hello im returning to the fun and peacefulness world of aquarium's after sadly losing my 300lt gouramis community to a malfunction in 2009 with the heater while i was away the tank was planted with most comment plants to aquariums had a large bog-wood and a beautiful flowering Lilly .. the fish where mixed dwarf gouramis and 4 pink kissing gouramis of about 7-8 yrs there was also some smaller shoaling fish and a large common plec ...
SO this time round im goin to have a go at the much mis understood beta
(tho id love to combine both gouramis and beta in a 600lt tank if any 1 has ideas on how to achieve harmony) ..
currently i have a small hexagon tank 27lt's planted with 6females and 1 male beta but im hoping sometime after xmas to start work on a much larger tank taking time to plant it up and establish it b4 moving the current beta's over and adding more .
Ideally ide love to make the habitat with a rice paddy field in the first quarter of the tank and fill the back with more substantial and covering plants ive read some bits about growing organic brown rice in aquariums but most of this is done in shallow tanks say 1 ft in height and uncover'd which is not best for beta's so i may have to use aquatic rice crass .
anyway i hope to learn more about beta's and making there ideal habitat's and share info and pic's as i go .