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Thread: A New Betta

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    It took me a while after Talyn died to find another betta to bring home. Too many in shops looking ratty and like they've had all their fins nipped. I spotted this little guy in one of the 2 LFSs I trust to buy from. At first I thought he'd been nipped at too, but all their other bettas were perfect, and they were all kept in breeder boxes on the back of bigger tanks, with plenty of filtration.

    He has no name yet and will be sharing my 10G with cardinal tetras and an oto for the time being (am growing the cardinals out to go into my 20G in the future). I'd love to get opinions on what 'type' he is. He's a greyish black in the body and fins, with a white, shiny head. His dorsal and anal fins are of normal length for a VT, but his tail is very short and spikey, like there's some CT in his ancestry




    Any my oto, who seems to think he's a cardinal

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    A very lovely betta splendens my friend.

    I would keep a watch on him with the cardinal tetras.

    I had to move Rose from the 10 gallon in the living room to the 4 gallon on my desk and am having to rehome Jack because i have no other cycled tanks i can put him in due to the fact Rose would always go after what i was trying to feed my 3 oto cats. I think some of the ammonia reading i had in that tank was not just because i was cleaning it too often, but because Rose was starting to get territorial at least where the oto cats were concerned.

    20 gallon tall -7 paskai's rainbowfish (neons and blue eyes), 8 rasbora het, 2 blue ninja shrimp, 9 cherry shrimp, 3 algae eating shrimp, 2 nerite snail, 2 pc driftwood planted with anubias and narrowleaf java fern.
    Other plants in tank - 1 bunch anacharis (separated), 1 bunch water wysteria (separated), 1 red wendii, Mossball, 1 microsword plant (separated), 1 package of staurogyne repense (separated)

    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat[
    1 Rat - Domino aka Domi
    1 Robo hamster - Spice

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    How does getting territorial cause ammonia spikes?
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    He is quite stunning. I can't wait until he gets settled in and is a bit more visible.

    I have a spare 4G that I can move him to if needs be, the filter for it has been kept in my 20G for the last 6 months so it'll be full of BB.

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    well mommy it doesn't cause it, but i don't think it helped. my ammo spike was mainly caused by too much cleaning. but i know whenever i put a algae pellet into the tank for my oto cats, my betta Rose always bullied them off it trying to eat it first. so while the main cause of the spike wasn't the stress, it probably didn't help.

    20 gallon tall -7 paskai's rainbowfish (neons and blue eyes), 8 rasbora het, 2 blue ninja shrimp, 9 cherry shrimp, 3 algae eating shrimp, 2 nerite snail, 2 pc driftwood planted with anubias and narrowleaf java fern.
    Other plants in tank - 1 bunch anacharis (separated), 1 bunch water wysteria (separated), 1 red wendii, Mossball, 1 microsword plant (separated), 1 package of staurogyne repense (separated)

    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat[
    1 Rat - Domino aka Domi
    1 Robo hamster - Spice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shidohari
    well mommy it doesn't cause it, but i don't think it helped. my ammo spike was mainly caused by too much cleaning. but i know whenever i put a algae pellet into the tank for my oto cats, my betta Rose always bullied them off it trying to eat it first. so while the main cause of the spike wasn't the stress, it probably didn't help.
    I think your betta is just into getting as much food as possible, ammonia spike or not. Some fish can just be like that.

    Ammonia spikes are not caused by stress - as you stated, it might have been caused by overcleaning your filter - getting rid of too much beneficial bacteria will do that.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    I know finding out the hard way on that one. Thank god the NitrIte bacteria didn't die. I think it's also because there are no longer any live plants in that tank, which helped keep the Ammo down. So now the biowheel needs to compensate and make more ammo bacteria to take the load.

    20 gallon tall -7 paskai's rainbowfish (neons and blue eyes), 8 rasbora het, 2 blue ninja shrimp, 9 cherry shrimp, 3 algae eating shrimp, 2 nerite snail, 2 pc driftwood planted with anubias and narrowleaf java fern.
    Other plants in tank - 1 bunch anacharis (separated), 1 bunch water wysteria (separated), 1 red wendii, Mossball, 1 microsword plant (separated), 1 package of staurogyne repense (separated)

    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat[
    1 Rat - Domino aka Domi
    1 Robo hamster - Spice

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    am sure I deserve a few of these... lol - Cyberra Thanks for sharing your X-stitch fish pillow project! - Aminax for being prone to computer problems - Cyberra happy birthday to me... August 29th - Cyberra earned ANOTHER one... siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh - Cyberra 
    I dub thee official greeter to the forum! - korith Happy Belated One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue You need another betta! - Pleco380 it birtha the birthday betta XD - genocidex A birthday betta for you. - mermaidwannabe 
    You need a popsicle after wheelbarrow races! haha - escamosa Where there's plows, there's piggies! :) - escamosa You need some grapes, 'cause they were mentioned in the riddle! haha - escamosa to congratulate you on 2 years! - andreahp Here's one Christmas present! - Rue 
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    ^_^ Very pretty betta.

    With the length of that dorsal fin, I thought he was a double tail >>

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    Cyberra if you hadn't said that i wouldn't have seen why you thought that was a double tail. He's goin to have some speed on him when he gets older with that dorsal fin...

    20 gallon tall -7 paskai's rainbowfish (neons and blue eyes), 8 rasbora het, 2 blue ninja shrimp, 9 cherry shrimp, 3 algae eating shrimp, 2 nerite snail, 2 pc driftwood planted with anubias and narrowleaf java fern.
    Other plants in tank - 1 bunch anacharis (separated), 1 bunch water wysteria (separated), 1 red wendii, Mossball, 1 microsword plant (separated), 1 package of staurogyne repense (separated)

    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat[
    1 Rat - Domino aka Domi
    1 Robo hamster - Spice

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    am sure I deserve a few of these... lol - Cyberra Thanks for sharing your X-stitch fish pillow project! - Aminax for being prone to computer problems - Cyberra happy birthday to me... August 29th - Cyberra earned ANOTHER one... siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh - Cyberra 
    I dub thee official greeter to the forum! - korith Happy Belated One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue You need another betta! - Pleco380 it birtha the birthday betta XD - genocidex A birthday betta for you. - mermaidwannabe 
    You need a popsicle after wheelbarrow races! haha - escamosa Where there's plows, there's piggies! :) - escamosa You need some grapes, 'cause they were mentioned in the riddle! haha - escamosa to congratulate you on 2 years! - andreahp Here's one Christmas present! - Rue 
    I'm sorry I couldn't ship you one!! Forgive me! - bethyMT ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶ - korith this might help numb your lips lol - Gogi For being awesome and bringing me here. :) - Flyby Stardancer We need to get you up so you have as many bettas as you do in RL. ;) - Flyby Stardancer 

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    Double tails have a dorsal that's the same length as the anal fin. Part of the mutation that causes the upper fins to mirror the bottom fins and causes the split tail. If that pretty boy isn't a DT, he's doing a damn good impression of one

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