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Why is there hairy algae growing on my betta???

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Why is there hairy algae growing on my betta???
Old 02-27-2007, 10:08 PM   #11
 
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I agree Rue--bettas live in large bodies of water except during the dry season. The bigger the betta tank the better. They are, however, light waste producers and I believe they could safely be kept in a 2.5 gallon with a heater (this will make the betta much more active too). In my experience with frequent water changes they do not need a filter.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:11 PM   #12
 
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I'm sorry though, I digress--could you post pictures, it sounds like a fungus (as everyone else has said) but a picture and more description will help
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:05 AM   #13
 
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what color is this "algae" it could be fungus if the fins had previously been ripped or something
Well, the stuff is green just like the algae growing on the snail... green and wispy...

I'm afraid the only camera I have right now is my cell phone's camera which takes kinda crappy pictures... :(

He is very active and all of his fins are fine...

If I upgraded to a 2.5 gallon tank with a heater and filter, would that make a difference? I actually want to get a 5 gallon and get a divider and have the two males in there like that but I'm afraid they'll get hurt when they try and go after each other. *SIGH*
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:47 AM   #14
 
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Well, at first, I think 1 gallon is a little bit too small for the fish.
Bettas are the exception to the rule.

There is a difference between vegetating and living. Everybody who means a betta feels well in a 1 gallon tank hasn´t seen how well it feels in a 10, 20, 30, ... gallon tank.
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Old 02-28-2007, 03:51 PM   #15
 
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what color is this "algae" it could be fungus if the fins had previously been ripped or something
Well, the stuff is green just like the algae growing on the snail... green and wispy...

I'm afraid the only camera I have right now is my cell phone's camera which takes kinda crappy pictures... :(

He is very active and all of his fins are fine...

If I upgraded to a 2.5 gallon tank with a heater and filter, would that make a difference? I actually want to get a 5 gallon and get a divider and have the two males in there like that but I'm afraid they'll get hurt when they try and go after each other. *SIGH*
get a 5 gallon but dont separate them just keep one betta there, ive never liked the idea of two males next to each other just to entertain the viewer, the betta might be stressed from constantly being next to its enemy.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:14 PM   #16
 
[/quote]get a 5 gallon but dont separate them just keep one betta there, ive never liked the idea of two males next to each other just to entertain the viewer, the betta might be stressed from constantly being next to its enemy.[/quote]

I was actually thinking that if I did get a bigger tank and got a divider that I would put some sort of film or something waterproof on the divider that would prohibit them from seeing each other even a frosted divider would work I think. Just a thought though...
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:18 PM   #17
 
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agreed musho, I feel almost certain that stresses the fish a lot
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:18 PM   #18
 
no, just buy two separate 5 gallons and buy two bettas, they'll get more room that way and wont have to worry about the other one jumping over the divider
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