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  1. Oldfishlady
    02-01-2011 03:54 PM - permalink
    Endlers and white clouds come to mind....depends on the tank size....also, shrimp can tolerate a bit cooler water...but too low and they may not reproduce and/or die..same with want to keep the temp at least in the upper 60's
  2. weluvbettas
    02-01-2011 03:43 PM - permalink
    Hello ! :)
    I was wondering , Is there any nice looking cold waterish fish that can live alone with shrimp?
  3. Oldfishlady
    02-01-2011 11:29 AM - permalink
    Get him out of the container that had poison in it and if you have anyway to get him in a tank with a filter and new activated charcoal for 24 hr would also help him...good luck
  4. reaper0325
    01-31-2011 11:01 PM - permalink
    Need help again!
    The plastic tub where I placed one of my bettas has traces of rat poison.
    He is now very pale, but still eating. He is very nervous and jumpy.
    He is still strong.

    What should I do??

  5. reaper0325
    01-30-2011 11:44 PM - permalink
    The breeder lives in a province far from where I am, and he rarely comes for a visit. He has a petshop here which a family member of his looks after. If they still don't breed they'll have to share a tank with my red eared slider turtle. lol
  6. Oldfishlady
    01-30-2011 11:16 PM - permalink
    Spawning and rearing your own Bettas can be fun and will get easier as you go....good that you are getting young fish they are much easier to spawn..she may need more time-you should contact the breeder and see if you can find out her age....
  7. reaper0325
    01-30-2011 11:07 PM - permalink
    I don't know how old she is. I think she is less than a year old. I didn't ask the breeder i bought her from.

    I am hooked to betta breeding! Even though there are more disappointments that success, I really want to have bettas i bred myself. I am at work right now and I'm checking :D
  8. Oldfishlady
    01-30-2011 10:48 PM - permalink
    How old is she and sometimes some females will never spawn for you for whatever reason...who with some males...they may never spawn or they are egg and/or fry eaters.....
  9. reaper0325
    01-30-2011 10:39 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the info! I will buy a new female today. The one i've got just always runs away and hides from the male. I've already paired her with 4 males and she just avoids them totally, even after a week being with them.

    Thanks again! :)
  10. Oldfishlady
    01-30-2011 12:12 PM - permalink
    I don't always wait on a bubble nest when I spawn but I also use a more natural method with heavy planted soil based 10g tanks full to the top with water-I do the shock method by putting both in the tank at the same time and usually have a spawn within an hour or so
    I have spawned males and females as old as 3 without problems
    Increase the live food and separate them for a few days so they can't see each other and re introduce from 76F holding container to 80F spawning tank...don't worry about the nest...he will make one once he has eggs or when he is courting her

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