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  1. Fenghuang
    04-13-2013 03:52 PM - permalink
    Fenghuang
    Sorry if it's not all that interesting. I just phrased it that way because it's not the way you would expect a fish you had for years to go.
  2. Fenghuang
    04-13-2013 03:48 PM - permalink
    Fenghuang
    Oh, it's okay. Well, I consider it a "freak" accident because a normal accident would be like him jumping out of the tank or something. But no... The stupid fish tried to eat an large plastic plant in the middle of the night. He nearly got it down whole and then got the bottom end lodged in his throat. Woke up in the morning to water everywhere and him swimming around neurotically, banging into things. We had to wrestle him out of the tank into a large Rubbermaid tub and pull it out of him. He was visibly stressed and lost some fins and scales while thrashing around in the tank, but he seemed okay. He held on for a while, then took a turn for the worst and became lethargic. Eventually, he couldn't stay up right. I tried to hold him up, but he kept turning over and he died in my arms. I figure he must have gotten some internal damage from ramming himself into the tank walls.
  3. BeautifulBetta123
    04-11-2013 07:38 PM - permalink
    BeautifulBetta123
    Okay gravel is yours. Plus the cultures and you should be good :)
  4. BeautifulBetta123
    04-11-2013 07:24 PM - permalink
    BeautifulBetta123
    Oh my god I am so sorry! I have no more females available, I feel so bad for killing your girl! Oh my gosh i will make it up to you. Maybe give you a different girl or something... What do you want?
  5. finnfinnfriend
    04-11-2013 06:39 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    Nice! Thanks for letting me know!
  6. finnfinnfriend
    04-08-2013 01:08 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    Thank you!
  7. MoonShadow
    04-06-2013 06:25 PM - permalink
    MoonShadow
    Darn right no more spoilers! Haha! I just finished season 2:8, Shannon was killed (so sad!!)
  8. MoonShadow
    04-06-2013 05:50 PM - permalink
    MoonShadow
    So how far are you in lost? Haha! Hope you're having a good day hun
  9. LittleBettaFish
    04-06-2013 04:21 PM - permalink
    LittleBettaFish
    No worries.

    Also, some of the other unimaculata complex species can do fine in harder water. They may not be as 'pretty' as macrostoma, but species such as ideii, unimaculata, patoti and ocellata are quite adaptable and have the same basic look and personality.
  10. LittleBettaFish
    04-06-2013 04:12 PM - permalink
    LittleBettaFish
    I like the coccina complex of species. But unless you have a way of getting your water pH down below 5-6 it is not worth trying to keep them.

    Betta albimarginata are great if these are going to be your first wild betta species. Easy to care for, very friendly, not too fussy on water conditions and damn near like rabbits when they get in the mood.

    I always recommend either those or channoides for people wanting to get into wild bettas.

    Betta macrostoma generally like softer water too. They can be notoriously tricky to get fry from, and are adept jumpers. They are very big fish and really require a tank in the 25-30 gallon range for a pair as sometimes there is aggression between the male and female.

    Also you must have a tight fitting and strong lid for these. This complex is very bad with jumping and you can have no gaps for them to get out of.

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  • About MattsBettas
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    I am a betta breeder and hobbyist, and most of all a lover of these great fish.
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    Alberta, Canada
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    Betta (domestic and wild) breeding, plants, photography...
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    Student
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    Male
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    5 - 10
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