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14 December Is Happy Betta macrostoma Day

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  • #300972

    Stefan
    Member

    This is a new holiday made up by Colin (who else?!), and I concur with that day. That day I got my 6 Betta macrostoma ‘Brunei’ (~ 20mm F1). So without further ado, here are my first photos:

    Forgive the scratches.

    #319947

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Way cool! Now let’s see who’s the first to breed them between you and Colin!

    #319949

    Stefan
    Member

    Well Colin’s are adult, mine aren’t, so his must be first.

    #319952

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Very nice Stefan! Are these the ones with the ‘electric blue” I hear about? One of the guys that works in a shop I frequent in Seattle just told me he has 2 pair of electric blue macrostoma at home. I hadn’t heard of them and couldn’t find much in a google search.

    #319953

    Stefan
    Member

    Thanks! You may be able to just spot the whitish-bluish dorsal fin margin so maybe that’s the cause for the label you mention? Other than that it just sounds to me like yet another fancy label in order to sell fish. I haven’t discovered differences in different populations up to now and I don’t think there even are that many populations. It will be interesting to see photos of an alledgedly ‘electric blue’ mac; would you be able to obtain pics?

    #319954

    Colin
    Participant

    Yeah, happy macrostoma day LOL

    I’ll try and get some pics up soon

    #319958

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (Colin @ Dec 17 2010, 08:58 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Yeah, happy macrostoma day LOL

    I’ll try and get some pics up soon

    #319961

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    QUOTE (Stefan @ Dec 17 2010, 11:27 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Thanks! You may be able to just spot the whitish-bluish dorsal fin margin so maybe that’s the cause for the label you mention? Other than that it just sounds to me like yet another fancy label in order to sell fish. I haven’t discovered differences in different populations up to now and I don’t think there even are that many populations. It will be interesting to see photos of an alledgedly ‘electric blue’ mac; would you be able to obtain pics?

    I did notice the white margins on yours, and that’s what i found in pics on the net. A bit brighter and more pronounced in adults of course. I’d guess you’re right about the labeling. I only know this guy from occasionally stopping in the shop so pictures are not likely, but I will poke him for more info when I see him again.
    Look forward to more pics, stunning fish!

    #319963

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (plaamoo @ Dec 17 2010, 10:56 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I did notice the white margins on yours, and that’s what i found in pics on the net. A bit brighter and more pronounced in adults of course. I’d guess you’re right about the labeling. I only know this guy from occasionally stopping in the shop so pictures are not likely, but I will poke him for more info when I see him again.
    Look forward to more pics, stunning fish!

    Great, thanks! I must admit to my remaining skeptic until I’ve actually seen them with my own eyes /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    #319971

    C.Way
    Participant

    congratulation

    #319981

    Stefan
    Member

    It might be handy to list how I’m keeping them:

    60 x 30 x 30cm (~54 litre) tank (1 pair will remain in there when a pair has formed)
    pH 5.1-5.2 (I’m aiming for 4.5 so I’m letting it drop slowly)
    Temperature 23.5-24 degrees Celsius
    Moderate current through an inner filter

    Heavily planted with:

    Bolbitis heudelotii
    Java fern
    Cryptocoryne (not identified)
    Java moss
    Anubias (the giant species)
    Glossostigma elatinoides
    Hornwort
    Duckweed

    Further decorated with:

    2 moderate boulders (holding the Bolbitis)
    Big coconut shell
    Ceramic cave (like half a coconut shell)

    #319982

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Show us the unidentified plant then.

    #319983

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (Matt @ Dec 19 2010, 08:41 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Show us the unidentified plant then. /thumbs_up.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:thumbsup:” border=”0″ alt=”thumbs_up.gif” />

    #319985

    Haji Badaruddin
    Participant

    Healthy looking juvs there Stefan … all the best /wink.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”;)” border=”0″ alt=”wink.gif” />

    #319986

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (Haji Badaruddin @ Dec 20 2010, 05:55 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Healthy looking juvs there Stefan … all the best /wink.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”;)” border=”0″ alt=”wink.gif” />

    Thanks Haji! I’ve been reading how you’ve been keeping and breeding them and I’ve not only found your information to be brilliant but also a big inspiration!

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