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  1. EdgyWolf
    05-31-2013 09:00 PM - permalink
    Figured I should add you since you know a good deal about half-giants and plakats. Since this is my first time owning one I'd like to know more about them! :D
  2. Bombalurina
    05-31-2013 06:49 PM - permalink
    Hah, just saw her sig. Yep, I recognise that. :p I loved Emmy Rossum's dress for that scene in the movie. She actually looked like a brunette Barbie.
    Wowzers, I just read Byron's think - bookmarked! What an excellent reference. It would be great if the mods would sticky it here because you are right - it should be required reading!
  3. Sakura8
    05-30-2013 05:32 PM - permalink
    Hehe, I figured, since her name was Bombalurina. ;) When I am able to return to the site full time, I plan on changing my sig to "As if we never said goodbye."
  4. Bombalurina
    05-28-2013 10:45 PM - permalink
    Hallyx, I think you should make a sticky on why pH and water hardness are actually important, because I don't think people know a whole bunch about it, and whenever you talk about it you seem very knowledgeable. :)
  5. OSagent23
    05-27-2013 09:36 AM - permalink
    Where are you located now? What did you love best about San Diego?
  6. Sakura8
    05-27-2013 07:17 AM - permalink
    :) Yes, Phantom. I'm currently not as active right now on the forum for personal reasons so I thought the quote was fitting. I'm happy someone recognized it. :)
  7. LittleBettaFish
    05-18-2013 06:21 AM - permalink
    No worries. Sometimes wild bettas are just weird. Some of mine I don't see for a week or so, and then they pop out like they haven't even been missing.

    Good luck with your boy. Hopefully you see some improvement.
  8. LittleBettaFish
    05-16-2013 07:54 AM - permalink
    Honestly, none of my wilds like bare bottom tanks. My persephone looked incredibly pale when they were in a bare bottom grow-out and then when I moved them over into a tank with peat moss as the substrate, the males turned black and blue almost immediately.

    It may be a combination of the slightly harder/higher pH water, the lack of substrate and a lack of tannins (sounds like you are not really big on tannins?) is contributing to the shyness.

    I wouldn't take out everything but the heater unless you have tannin heavy water and a dark bottom or substrate, as that would most likely be stressful as you've said.

    I think give the peat a try. I never even look at the feces of my wild bettas as they live in a semi-feral existence haha and the only health issue I have is with velvet.
  9. RussellTheShihTzu
    05-15-2013 05:05 AM - permalink
    Thank you so much. I try.
  10. LittleBettaFish
    05-13-2013 02:04 PM - permalink
    I forget, what substrate have you got him over?

    Have you ever thought of using peat moss as a substrate? My wild bettas absolutely love it. I just soak the peat moss in boiling water so it sinks, and then drop a couple handfuls over the glass bottoms of my tanks.

    It's odd he is still so shy. I sometimes force my shy fish to interact with me by putting in nothing but the peat moss and a couple of IAL to hide under if they want. Then the only food they get comes from me with my tweezers. Usually that food is a big juicy blackworm just wriggling away.

    Unimaculata complex are extremely friendly and my unimaculata are always out. You just need to cling wrap the entire tank, cover that with a piece of bulletproof glass, seal that with padlocks and then brick it all up behind a wall to stop them from jumping out haha.

    No idea what happened to Babystarz.

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    Old fart and proud of it.
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    Bicycling, weight-lifting and Betta
    Specialist in eclectic endeavor
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