Yes, I still have the invisible smarigdina. Little is more frustrating than keeping the most beautiful (pet) fish I've ever seen in real life, and rarely see it...and never colored up. And now he's probably too old to breed, so I'm not sure anyone else would want him.
Maybe something in a Unimaculata complex. I want a water-puppy.
My two favorite splendens sites have been dead for years and one of them is off to the public Internet, the one you pulled for me lol. Even though I am not currently keeping them I do love reading about wilds. In the first pic under "my fish room" on your site, what was in that really long tank? What would you say is the easiest wild to keep?
I have a feeling that I will set up one dedicated wild tank (albimarginata if I can get them, I think) and that that might be the start of a new addiction... Splendens are absolutely stunning fish if bred and cared for correctly but they definatly have their flaws that wilds may not have.
Ah ok. I really like the look of both of them. Im a long ways away from getting any wilds, but you know... My 29 gallon is going to be empty fairly soon... Lol. I'm obviously going to do a lot more research but it sounds like Betta albimarginata would be the way to go, especially because I have harder water. Thanks!
Littlebettafish: I'm very sorry about your situation. I do understand about letting that get to me.I haven't ever been on any other internet social websites so I kinda panicked. I will definitely check and recheck my facts before posting. Thank you for telling me my facts were incorrect. I have definitely learned from my mistakes now.
That's how I siphon the bbs but sometimes I do collect the eggs, which is hard to avoid.
I fed them live brine last night and they went for it with no problems. Still feeding them bbs too. I'm trying to feed them with crushed pellets and hopefully they'll have weaned before I go on holiday next week. My friend won't be able to feed them bbs so crushed pellets will have to do when I'm gone.
I just wasn't sure if their digestive system would be able to break down the food at this stage.
I will try live brine shrimp tonight and see if they go for it.
I also read that the fry may have swim bladder problems from eating bbs egg shells...? Hope this doesn't cause permanent damage to their digestive system... My fry seem to be swimming a lot better and more often but still lie at the bottom on their sides (when resting).