View Full Version : Two of my Betta tanks (PICS)

11-09-2010, 12:23 AM
I haven't posted updates of these two tanks lately so I thought that I'd put up some new pics and give a run down of their setups.


1.5G Tetra Cube running a Marineland Penguin 100 bio-wheel filter via a DIY diffuser to limit current but not filtration. Substrate is Eco-Complete black with some natural coloured gravel mixed in for variation. Plants are a bit of Java Moss in the diffuser to help filter the water more and cut down on current, some Water Sprite, a barely alive Amazon Sword plant, a tiny bit of Java Fern and Windelov. Light is supplied by a goose neck desk lamp powering a GE 15W 6500k screw in CFL. The tank's heated with a Tetra 50W electronically controlled heater preset to 78F.

Eidolon is a white Plakat Betta who is changing colour. He's developed a red butterfly pattern on the edge of his fins. His eyes have turned white as well... I don't think it's cataracts though as it seems to be the same colour as his scales, his left eye even shows some of the red colouration as well.


http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p93qShDtLB_2UOgIizy2lgusgAu6aYz8NO9vmtyj2KjsO_El bxIxE9kSOqJdhpLXtsNi_UYGsSJZ6m4i6bJKzEA/IMG_3733_Eidolon.jpg

In this pic Eidolon looks salmon coloured due to the light shining through him.



11-09-2010, 12:30 AM
Next up is Scorpio who is a beautiful HMPK. His tank's a generic 1G with sand and Eco-complete as a substrate. His tank is filtered by a Palm filter with custom media and uses the same heater as Eidolon's tank. The lighting is also the same as Eidolon's. Plants include Java Fern, Java Moss (the moss grew into the filter plastic and is now growing out,) Water Sprite/Wisteria, a TINY bit of Windolov, a Frogbit, and a lot of Water Sprite.


http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pRiKD0GPV--1hXc80eR_DNFJmgetqrf3JTNFKSK0x5C7c6JQ_6t_bv066FOy8 d4sLDH2qFBLw9t03vEHgtIfFvg/IMG_3709_Scorpio.jpg

Both of these fish came from Bettysplendens.com and I consider them (all four of the HMPKs I got from her) to be the best fish I've ever owned in terms of health and robustness.


11-09-2010, 12:53 AM
My old red dragon's eyes were like that as well for whatever reason most lighter colored bettas carrying the "dragon" gene wind up white eyed like that IME. Both are lovely fish :11: I must agree HMPKs are much more lively healthy bettas than any I have owned as well.

11-09-2010, 01:16 AM
Great looking bettas.

11-09-2010, 01:44 AM
Great looking bettas! Love the colouring!

11-09-2010, 03:35 AM
Thanks everyone. I had to take about 60 pics to get the five good ones. Well... there are others that were pretty nice but I thought these pics were the best of the bunch. Once I get the 10G divided up to house four Betta I'll post pics of that completed project. Now that I've got everything but a heater and light it shouldn't take me too long.