View Full Version : A Deliberate Hunter

12-17-2009, 01:50 AM
Ok I just got my first fish for my new 75g Walstad style aquarium… a female betta. I added her last Saturday. About 2 weeks earlier I seeded the aquarium with daphnia and scuds. About 5 minutes after adding her she discovered them. She spends all her time moving along the glass waiting to spook the daphnia (they sit on the glass) then she chases them down. She won’t eat anything else.

Oh - she knows about the flakes… she’s seen the flakes. But why eat those nasty things when there’s live daphnia to eat? Good thing there’s thousands of them!

12-17-2009, 01:54 AM
Very nice betta!

12-17-2009, 02:03 AM
They can be a nasty fish.I find them more evil than the males.lol
Shes a beauty though!

12-17-2009, 02:58 AM
Beautiful fish.

12-17-2009, 01:35 PM
Thanks for the compliments! I thought she was beautiful. The pic is a bit crummy and doesn’t really show her well, but her best colors didn’t appear until she was at home eating live food.

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12-17-2009, 01:37 PM
She looks like a happy and beautiful girl! thumbs2:

12-17-2009, 01:38 PM
Pretty girl!

Lady Hobbs
12-17-2009, 02:10 PM
She will spoil herself on all that good stuff and not want fish food. She's very nice.