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  • #307496

    Matt
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    Guys try to reduce the water flow as much as possible and add a load of plants that will either grow to the surface or are floating. After that we’ll see what you have. I suspect hybrids…

    #307509

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 23 2008, 06:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Guys try to reduce the water flow as much as possible and add a load of plants that will either grow to the surface or are floating. After that we’ll see what you have. I suspect hybrids…
    #307510

    Malti
    Participant

    and yes I think that one is the male…

    btw if you know someone who has a male, just throw them in with him, and see their reaction ie flaring etc…

    an aggresive female would flare abit, but usually retreats, males will not retreat unless they’re traumatized before (I had this poor guy who was beaten up by couple of females, took him 2 weeks to start flaring again) – and don’t worry, they don’t just start fighting, usually its lots of flaring + some tail hitting, so unless you keep them for hours no real damage will be done

    #307513

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Few more pictures…

    Attached files

    #307516

    ulster exile
    Member

    Those are great looking fish! I like the arc tank – it is so stylish.

    I can send you some salvinia natans from my big tank if you need some floating plants – it grows pretty fast, even in lower light. Cold also have some hygrophilia cuttings as it’s that time again. I would offer you other plants from my low light little tank but there are pest snails in there as well as the MTS (big tank doesn’t have pest snails that I know of).

    #307526

    Richy
    Participant

    my male CT loves lying about in the cabomba

    #307532

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Gotta say Dunc, the fish are definitely nice and clean and you’re getting better with that camera!

    #307539

    keith565
    Participant

    great looking fish.
    i do also think there is at least one male in there. this type of short fin betta is increasingly bing sent to the shops as female vt’s/ it’s only when they start to mature the problem start.
    they should be ok for a while, but most betta lovers will agree males should never be kept with females unless they are being spawned. saying that, if these are siblings and have been kept together since hatching, you might just get away with leaving them together.
    i would also reduce the spray bar as bettas do not like fast moving water, it will eventually stress them out. try turning the bar so it sprays against the back glass, this will reduce it’s effect.
    hope everything goes well with them.

    #307543

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Cheers guys

    #307909

    Malti
    Participant

    how are these beauties doing?

    just wanted to share my Alpha Female…she’s a HalfMoon, which I bred to my CrownTail, got 15 fry atm

    more pics on here

    btw, we have a specialized betta forum on World Of Bettas – anyone wants to join you’re welcome (hope you guys don’t mind…if its a prob just remove the link)

    #307922

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Not something we generally like to do Karlos but I was talking about a link exchange of some kind with Niko ages ago and just never got round to it so no worries.

    #307925

    Malti
    Participant

    I knew you were talking to Niko…I’m a mod there

    #307944

    Matt
    Keymaster

    #307953

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 31 2008, 01:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    #308078

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Well, after watching them for a couple of hours yesterday, it has become fairly clear that the fish below is a male.

    He has constructed a bubble nest.. and is now chasing the other fish around, trying to entice them towards it. He’s flaring regularly, gills out, fins displayed.. and I must say he’s absolutely stunning. Wish I had my camera there.

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