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14 December Is Happy Betta macrostoma Day

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  • #320007

    Stefan
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    If I may I would like to suggest lowering the pH to anywhere between 3.8 – 5.5 and the temp to 23 – 24 C for both keeping and breeding. Maybe adding more decorations (plants etc.) might enable a pair being kept together again? It could be worth a shot.

    #320015

    harnsheng
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    I got some Betta macrostoma juveniles recently too. Decided to housed them in the cement pond instead with some rocks, java ferns, anubias and egeria densa. There’s were fire red shrimps, X.montezumae and endlers population in there (great live foods for the mac!)

    Added peat to lower the ph to about 6 (maybe i should add more peat), temp recorded were 25-26C.

    Feeding them now with NLS Thera A and they accept readily.

    Hope i can raise all of them to maturity and hopefully, they will breed in there too! XD

    #320016

    pablito
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    QUOTE (Stefan @ Dec 21 2010, 02:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    If I may I would like to suggest lowering the pH to anywhere between 3.8 – 5.5 and the temp to 23 – 24 C for both keeping and breeding. Maybe adding more decorations (plants etc.) might enable a pair being kept together again? It could be worth a shot.

    Now that we’re going to have a serious attempt at spawning Stefan we will be doing all you suggest.
    Ta.
    When are you coming to the UK again?

    #320017

    Colin
    Participant

    In time for the AAGB meeting the first weekend of April!!!!

    Will you be coming along too Pablito? It’ll be a good weekend!!!!!

    #320018

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (pablito @ Dec 22 2010, 04:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Now that we’re going to have a serious attempt at spawning Stefan we will be doing all you suggest.
    Ta.
    When are you coming to the UK again?

    Good luck mate!

    As my secretary accurately pointed out, I will stay in the UK for about a week come April and will attend the AAGB meeting – my first.

    #320019

    Colin
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    What is the topic for your talk BTW?

    #320020

    Stefan
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    QUOTE (Colin @ Dec 22 2010, 09:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    What is the topic for your talk BTW?

    #320031

    pablito
    Participant

    QUOTE (Colin @ Dec 22 2010, 05:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    In time for the AAGB meeting the first weekend of April!!!!

    Will you be coming along too Pablito? It’ll be a good weekend!!!!!

    Don’t yet know whether I can get there both days but will certainly be there for a least one Colin.

    #320033

    Colin
    Participant

    Very good

    #320046

    Stefan
    Member

    Has anyone ever identified the species of red shrimp it shares its habitat with?

    http://tuckfai.blogspot.com/2008/12/betta-…tomas-trip.html

    #320048

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Slightly better pic of the shrimp in our profile (5th pic). Identified as a Macrobrachium sp. but no specific id.

    Where’s the AAGB meeting being held gents?

    #320060

    Stefan
    Member

    Excellent Matt! I was looking all around for a decent pic and didn’t realize there was one that close to home. Are these shrimp imported? I’m also very curious why only the fish and that shrimp live in the biotope (why not other fish (e.g. Rabora, loaches etc.) or other invertebrates)?

    #320063

    Matt
    Keymaster

    From what I can gather the Betta are only found above waterfalls which act as a natural barrier for other species. Never seen those shrimp in the trade nope.

    #320068

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (Matt @ Dec 24 2010, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    From what I can gather the Betta are only found above waterfalls which act as a natural barrier for other species. Never seen those shrimp in the trade nope.

    Yeah but that wouldn’t keep a crab or something from inhabiting it? The macs must feel like kings in the wild being the sole fish living there and with their daily choice to eat shrimp or not

    #320081

    Shankar
    Member

    Stefan, a few offsprings this way pls. *drool*

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