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    wow. You moved fast! Way to go. I'm sure he's very happy. Just watch your water parameters for a few weeks. One betta won't create much ammonia but you want to make sure it stays around .25pppm (same for the nitrites) while the tank settles in. Eventually both will read 0 and you'll want to make sure to keep the nitrates around 10ppm.

    Bettas get bored easily so make sure he's got plenty of things to explore in his tank. Someone here on the AC once suggested to put something brightly colored in front of the tank from time to time - like a Pringles can or something = so I do that often. He can spend the entire day nosing around trying to figure out what it is.
    you might want to add a banana plant to the tank. they're fun to watch grow and sometimes shoot out lily pads. My crown tail loves to snuggle into the banana bunch as I have it semi-planted. He often sleeps there - or in the crepts or in his log LOL. They're fun fish..
    Hope he does well. He's got a good mom :o
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Undead but still fast as a ninja! I had been on the prowl for a bigger tank for a few days now and things just managed to fall into place after I posted this topic.

    And I think I read a similar suggestion somewhere on here, so I've been putting toy dinos in front of the tank. He wasn't responding to them much in the cold water but maybe now that he's in a warmer tank, he'll have a better response. But with so much new space to explore, I think it might be a while before he starts feeling bored.

    Are there any tank mates that male bettas get along with? I wouldn't add anything else until I've cycled the tank and added some more plant coverage but something else swimming around with him would probably cut down on the boredom, wouldn't it?

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    It's hit or miss with betta, some will accept tank mates and some will not. It is certainly worth a try, but be prepared to remove either the betta or the new fish if he decides he doesn't want tank mates. I had glowlight tetra with my betta and they got along quite well. In a 20g many of the smaller tetra will work and a school of the smaller cory species would go well. Just stay away from fish with long fins, for some reason many betta take offense to them and no other anabantids should be put in the tank.
    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
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    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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    ++ to Mommy1. My crown tail has been co-existing with neons for well over a year now and I feel very fortunate but you just never know.
    If you're going to try some new fish, I'd do it soon while he's still relatively young and they can grow up together.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
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    Ha, I guess Freud would say that the male bettas have a bit of envy going on when it comes to long fins.

    Thanks so much for all your help guys! Now I just have to ponder over whether I want to add anything else and if so what. Would waiting until I've cycled the tank still be soon enough to let the betta grow up with the others or should I add whatever I might decide to add as soon as possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombieaddict View Post
    Ha, I guess Freud would say that the male bettas have a bit of envy going on when it comes to long fins.

    Thanks so much for all your help guys! Now I just have to ponder over whether I want to add anything else and if so what. Would waiting until I've cycled the tank still be soon enough to let the betta grow up with the others or should I add whatever I might decide to add as soon as possible?
    With a single betta in that tank, I don't think it would hurt at all to get 6 neons (cardinal tetras would be even better because they get larger) or what other small tetra you want since you're cycling anyway. Just keep a close eye on the ammonia and nitrites and keep them around .25ppm with water changes until the cycle is complete.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
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    Quote Originally Posted by zombieaddict View Post
    The Betta, who I've decided to dub Blue Beastie, seems quite pleased with this goliath new tank. I imagine it's a bit of disorienting to find himself in such a big space so suddenly but he's putting around checking everything out so I take that as a sign that he likes it.
    This post put a BIG smile on my face!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    This post put a BIG smile on my face!
    Yay! I'm glad to hear it. Beastie is definitely getting accustomed to his new home. His tank is now a comfortable 81F and he's a lot more active. I even managed to get a video clip!
    http://s45.photobucket.com/user/stra...85ebd.mp4.html

    Also, I got some hand-me-down fish stuff from a friend today. They gave me these neat pH and amonia monitoring tabs(seen in the betta video), strips to test ammonia, a container of 6-in-1 strip that tests nitrates, nitrites, hardness, chlorine, alkalinity, and pH, stress coat(is this just water conditioner with a fancy title?), stress zyme, bacterial suppliment, and a bottle of Prime that says it removes chlorine, chloramine, and ammonia, detoxifies nitrite and nitrate, and provides a slime coat. I don't want to just dump chemicals into the tank willy nilly, so all I've done so far is add the pH/ammonia alert tabs until I have a better understanding of how to use the stuff properly. I read somewhere that the liquid tests are better than the dip tests, so I'd love to hear thoughts on that.

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    The test strips are fine at first but once they are opened, but as soon as they are opened they start to deteriorate quickly. Liquid tests are much more accurate. Of the rest of the stuff your friend gave you the only one worth using is the Prime.
    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
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    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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    agree with Mommy1. Get an API liquid test kit asap. Don't rely on the strips - especially if they have been around for a while.
    Prime is the only water conditioner I use. good stuff and because it's so concentrated it's economical as well. You don't need any of the other stuff.
    And don't rely on the monitor tabs. That can be dangerous. Rely on your test kit.

    Nice video. the big guy looks happy.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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