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Thread: New Betta

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    So I received a free super small tank setup(1.5g) from uhhh a "coworker" and really only thing I would remotely consider was a betta so me and my buddy picked out about five or so and I went with this one because of the complex colors. Now I fully understand that this is still way to small for him. So he will get his own 10g in the near future. Just had this opportunity and took it, always wanted a betta! I think there very entertaining little fish this one started challenging his reflection within hours after acclimation/settling in lol

    Please let me know what kind this is or color variant because this is not my area of expertise :)


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    And for inquiring minds I used some seeded media from another filter
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    Never thought I would want one either, but one day, one caught my eye thanks to its beautiful colors. He now lives in a 5 Gallon on my desktop.

    Mine actually likes me to "pet" him. About half the times I have my hand in the tank for any reason (Water changes, trimming plants, etc.) he comes right to my hand and swims back and forth "rubbing" his back and dorsal fin against my fingers. He is the silliest thing, and he is highly entertaining. So much so, that I am planning on building a Multi-Betta tank where I can house multiple males sometime in the next year or so.
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    He is very handsome with the red and purple coloring. I'm sure he will have a wonderful life with your care.
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    Congratulations-he is a very pretty boy! Look at him flare for the camera, cutie pie. He looks like either a rose or delta/super delta to me, and seems to fit the "butterfly" coloration with a solid color body and dual colored tail.


    http://bubblesandbettas.blogspot.com...ail-types.html

    Colors on all of the bettas I have bought/kept have almost always changed to varying degrees due to an improved diet and living conditions. since he is so heavily finned her should have a tank with very minimal flow-sponge filter will probably be best or an Azoo Palm filter or two would work as well. I actually have 2 of them (each on a 5.5 gallon) and am able to put the sponge (I omit the black "carbon" sponge) and small bag of the Eheim substrat (coco-puffs) for BB media.

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    Thanks I'll take a look at those when im off work and in some dry clothes haha



    Yea it has a small whisper 3i that came with powered by air so the flow isn't to strong will upgrade for sure when I get a bigger tank ASAP

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    Congrats on the betta.
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    Thanks Matt!

    I'd like to add a shrimp or mystery snail whenever I get the larger tank

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    Try him on shrimp with something not so expensive-in case he is a shrimp killer.
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    Congrats on your new Betta, Joe!

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