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  1. aparr29
    03-02-2011 04:01 PM - permalink
    First let me say, I am new to this new hobby. I just purchased last week a 5 gallon tank and got a good filter for my new friend, Dudley. The water is crystal clear and all chemicals seem very good. I want a tank mate for my Beta and I was told by someone in the store who said he has 20 yrs. exp., it would be fine to put in two fancy tail guppies. He also reccommended a small Cory Cat to keep the bottom clean. Your thoughts. By the way, when buying my Beta, I did not really realize how beautiful he really was until a few day's later when placed into a clear & healthy 5 gallon tank. His body is black/dark red with light pink fins and on the outside of his tail & top fins, it looks like a thin black line, like a womens eye-shadow. He really is beautiful.
  2. reaper0325
    02-28-2011 06:23 AM - permalink
    I didn't expect it would actually work. :)
  3. Oldfishlady
    02-27-2011 10:40 AM - permalink
    Good idea...I will use guppy fry sometimes.....and yes, these guys will eat non-stop....little
  4. reaper0325
    02-27-2011 07:44 AM - permalink
    I placed the juvenile bettas with 8 swortdtails just about their size, for them to copy the eating behavior of the swordtails.. Now one of the bettas can't stop eating every processed food still in the tank bottom! I hope his digestive system won't get sick! His/her tummy is so round and bulging already, but he/she still keeps on eating!
  5. karlhague
    02-23-2011 09:43 AM - permalink
    almost 12 hours now with no incident between the male and female, Both seem to ignore each other..

    Lilly the female just put a guppy in its place (guppy stole her pellet) she didnt hurt it just a quick flare and charge.

    Guppies/ Guppy fry will be removed into their own tank after the weekend. (comming upto 3 weeks of age for the fry, And I hav around 30 remaining (endler cross).

    The endlers have been seperated into My grandads community of Endlers/ tetras/ rasboras.

    So there will be NO cross breeding issues hopefully LOL
  6. Oldfishlady
    02-23-2011 08:38 AM - permalink
    Sounds like a plan....
  7. reaper0325
    02-22-2011 09:52 PM - permalink
    There are only 2 fry in a heavily planted 8 gallon container outside. lol. I think that's enough room for them. And for the next batch of fry, i bought some very large plastic basins. About 2.5 feet in diameter and more than 1.5 ft deep. The second spawn i have is 2 weeks old. I'll put them in the basins when they are about a month old.
  8. karlhague
    02-22-2011 01:34 PM - permalink
    Yea I agree there Their soo loveable and attention seeking when your in a room with them though LOL
  9. Oldfishlady
    02-22-2011 01:24 PM - permalink
    They love to keep us on our toes....laffs.....each one can be so different.....
  10. karlhague
    02-22-2011 01:05 PM - permalink
    Ah Right she had gone a really really pale almost clear colour.. with two horrizontal Black bars.

    So I presumed it was stress from being shipped..

    I cant belive it took my Male 5 days to eat, where as she is being a little piggy already

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