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  1. LittleBettaFish
    02-28-2013 06:34 PM - permalink
    LittleBettaFish
    Coccina used to be more common, but of late I haven't seen them around much. Usually I only order through Jodi-Lea as she has actual male/female pairs where a lot of stores just guess at what they are giving you.

    Other beauties are Betta burdigala and Betta uberis. They are both more stunning than Betta coccina, but can also be difficult to source in actual sexed pairs.

    I think Serkan (KillieorCory) used to/does breed coccina complex bettas. Maybe try and contact him and see if he can point you in the right direction. I am interstate so can't be of much use.
  2. LittleBettaFish
    02-28-2013 05:53 PM - permalink
    LittleBettaFish
    Coccina are one of the more difficult groups of bettas because they require particularly soft water and can generally be quite shy and fussy with food. However, Betta coccina were the first wild species I kept and I never had any issues as I did my research first.

    Betta rutilans and Betta brownorum are more easily sourced members of the coccina comples. Aquarium Industries generally has one or both of them in stock, but there is no guarantee of a male/female pair from them if you order through your LFS.

    Imbellis, smaragdina and mahachai are pretty similar in care to splendens and are not as expensive I think as the coccina complex species. If you aren't too concerned with having the purest of specimens, you can generally find them around.

    I keep my smaller wild betta pairs in either 30cm cubes or 45cm long tanks. I find that is ample size for them to live in and breed.
  3. LittleBettaFish
    02-28-2013 05:35 PM - permalink
    LittleBettaFish
    Yeah. They just need to be kept in a species only tank and they can be difficult to source. I believe Jodi-Lea is the only one that sells them and she only has them in sporadically.

    Think it's around $95 a pair plus $17-20 shipping.
  4. Karebear13
    02-20-2013 07:43 PM - permalink
    Karebear13
    Hey! Quick question! I wanted to start a community tank with my HMPK in a ten gallon. I just wanted to get a few Kuhli Loaches. What is the maximum number I can have?
  5. Olympia
    02-05-2013 08:08 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Good about the back and almost done school! Yay!
    I have 2 orandas, 2 lionheads, 2 ryukins, and a fantail.. I will PM a link to some photos of them. :p
  6. Olympia
    02-04-2013 07:43 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Haha yep since September I think! Really crazy here, lost 5 bettas (have one) and not buying any (there's this weird disease thing in North America and I've seen it in stores here). Now I have 7 fancy goldfish that I slave over nonstop instead and they are more work but they don't seem to like dying as much as bettas do.
    How's your back (think that was you)? And law school? And fish?
  7. Olympia
    02-04-2013 06:26 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    You CAME BACK?!?!?
  8. gossipgirl1031
    08-04-2012 02:15 AM - permalink
    gossipgirl1031
    Hi!

    I have another rat question for the resident expert :) One of my rats I adopted in January passed away a little over a week ago leaving her buddy without a cagemate. She's about 16-18 months old now. Would you recommend a new buddy for her or let her stay solo (with lots of extra attention from me) for the rest of her life? This is the little girl who is very shy & timid. She doesn't really do out of cage time, but seems to enjoy hanging with me as I talk to her. Tough call. Any advice would be welcome-thanks!
  9. Mo
    07-11-2012 07:10 PM - permalink
    Mo
    Hey. Wats up?
  10. miish
    06-09-2012 10:03 AM - permalink
    miish
    Hi Bobalurina! I'm not sure if you got my PM but your painting was finished a while ago :) I sent you a sample image for your approval. Let me know if you would like me to mail it soon!

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