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Betta Fish + Unknown Companions

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This topic contains 16 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  Matt 9 years, 11 months ago.

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  • #299505

    Headdy
    Participant

    I’m back…

    Just to let you guys know, I was patient and let the big tank cycle – coming down from the ammonia high

    I also bought three tiny companions for it, but unfortunately I can’t tell what they are – there was no name at the shop, and I was confused having tried to look it up.
    Anyone have any idea?

    (I also used my mobile phone camera.

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    #306057

    keith565
    Participant

    they look like young gold barbs to me. keep an eye on them as even the most placid of fish can have a habit of becoming a fin nipper when in with a male betta.

    #306064

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I agree with Keith. Not the best tankmates for a fancy Betta for me either. Just to put the scientific name in for those interested, it’s Puntius semifasciolatus . Oh, and welcome back Headdy!

    #306068

    Malti
    Participant

    better if you kept some corys or plecos with it…or maybe some shrimps but they might become snacks now and then

    #306073

    Headdy
    Participant

    I wouldn’t have minded some shrimps, actually.

    I did do some research beforehand on what to keep with a betta fish, but at the shop there was a betta fish in among a tank full of these other fish.

    As for the betta, it seems shy and likes to hide inside one of the plants at the moment, but I fed it a nice big bug last night.

    #306075

    Richy
    Participant

    nice veil tail betta you have there /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” /> Amano’s will be fine

    #306076

    Headdy
    Participant

    QUOTE(Richy @ Jun 3 2008, 11:16 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    nice veil tail betta you have there
    #306078

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Personally I’d take them back and try to get something that’s more suitable long-term. The problem with those barbs is that even if they don’t turn out to be fin-nippers they do grow to be quite big and boisterous and the Betta might struggle to compete. Hyphessobrycon amandae is a good alternative if the shop has them in stock.

    #306134

    Sofia
    Member

    Wow, that is a lovely fish you have there! I like the colour. At least I can see him now properly, not like in your avatar picture /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    EDIT: And if the store doesn’t take your barbs back I’d be more than happy to take them off you

    #306176

    Headdy
    Participant

    I’ve just called the pet shop in question, because it’s a bit too long to travel for a wasted journey.

    They vaguely remember who I was nd the fish I bought. They told me that they didn’t sell any barbs, and that the fish I was sold were lemon tetras.

    However, I’ve seen pictures of both lemon tetras and gold barbs, and I definitely have gold barbs.

    #306183

    Headdy
    Participant

    I gave the barbs to a nearby aquarium (a branch of Maidenhead Aquatics, not very far from where I live). I didn’t trust the pet store to take them back.

    In their place, I bought six neon yellow rasboras – I definitely knew rasboras could go with betta fish – and a Yamato/Amano shrimp. I also bought my first bag of live food, which was scary.

    #306184

    Richy
    Participant

    they look NOTHING like Lemon Tetra’s /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” /> Alot of shrimps tend to molt their exoskeleton within a few days of being in new water so don’t be suprised if you think you have a dead shrimp, it’s probably the exoskeleton /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />
    We were all newbies once and we’re always learning no matter how much we know /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” /> Yes I know i could use the database

    #306188

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Rasbora einthovenii? I know it as the “Brilliant Rasbora” too, though don’t seem to see it too often. Not very yellowy though!

    I’ll be honest I don’t test my water a great deal, last night was the first time I have in a long while. It’s a good habit to get in to, especially if you’re new to fishkeeping, as it can help you remedy “diseases” which are actually born from poor water conditions.

    #306195

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Be interesting to see what these rasboras turn out to be. I’m plumping for R. pauciperforata.

    #306219

    Headdy
    Participant

    They look a lot like this:

    The aquarium I went to was the only one I’ve seen that had rasboras.

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