View Full Version : My Butterfly Betta Ren

09-14-2014, 06:09 PM

Is Red and White. Been a week since that picture though. The white colouring is very slowly coming back. I saw him a couple days before purchasing so know how white he should be. On the day I brought him most of the whiteness had gone. But the red was all good.

He is in an unlit tank on his own, except for some Pond Snails. Other then the whiteness not fully showing he is healthy, knows when it is feeding time. Picky eater, loves freeze-dried bloodworms, and live ones.
Has attempted to build bubble nest several times already. Each time after I lift the lid they all pop, over the next hour or so.
Gets nervous with my just a finger by his tank, unless he sees food in between my finger tips.

09-15-2014, 01:47 PM
He looks very pretty. Mine loves those bloodworms too.

09-15-2014, 01:53 PM
Nice betta...have you tried feeding a good quality sinking micro pellet?

09-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Not yet but is on the cards. First was decided for the Lemons to give them something different too.

Though, noticed he's been eating the baby snails in his tank.
I am really hating snails right now.

09-15-2014, 03:15 PM
LOL...posted on my thread about them...you have a single assassin?...you may need more

09-15-2014, 03:16 PM
lol trapping snails is pretty easy - just put down a piece of some kind of vegetable, and they swarm on it. Remove the veggie with them still on it, et voila, some get evicted.

Lovely betta.!

I was considering one of those new betta tanks after seeing a pic of one - then I saw one at the store and was very disappointed...they could have made that a great tank, but each compartment is just too small for me. http://www.amazon.ca/Aqueon-Betta-Falls-Aquarium-Black/dp/B00INCRSFC

sorry for the segue

09-15-2014, 03:22 PM
I like its color :)

@Sheamuri- If each compartment was say.... 3gall. Would it work?

09-15-2014, 03:24 PM
Very pretty betta! Could you post a new pic with all his coloring?

09-15-2014, 03:25 PM
Well, there are a few more cons to the tank, if you read the reviews, but nothing you couldn't mod out. 3 gal would definitely be better, but I personally won't keep a betta in less than five gal anymore.

09-15-2014, 03:29 PM
Agreed. But I had a betta in a 3gall and it lived for 2 years. However the shocker is that the tank was never cycled.
But this was when I was 10 and had no clue about this forum.

09-15-2014, 03:32 PM
You are right Sheamurai. That is a really cool idea for a betta tank. But yeah, would be better if it were bigger.

09-15-2014, 03:40 PM
IMO bettas don't need a cycled tank - it's just better and safer, especially for beginners, to go that route.
A single fish doesn't accumulate waste all that fast, and betta food is easy to regulate and feed (no excuse for rotting food lying about), so with good daily water changes you can keep bettas without a filter. Even more so if you have live plants.

09-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Got one in the main tank. That what I am crying about. Soo many eggs.

Ren is not fully coloured up yet. The Filter I had my big tank before hand.

Piccy. More colour is coming back which I great.
He posed on the sand, lol.

Also, finally pictures of him on that side. On the back part of the body there is about 5 black line. Not sure what they are at all. Been there since I first saw him. Not noticed anything else about them at all.

Trying to catch Snails, nothing has ever worked. In the main tank just catching any I can with my net.

09-15-2014, 04:24 PM
He looks good! The white on him is much more vibrant than it was in your initial pics. Thanks for posting!

09-15-2014, 04:33 PM
What is in your main tank? Fish wise? Because you could dose with a copper based medication. These snails are very resilient but you may be able to just wipe them out.

09-15-2014, 04:42 PM
or cover them in chocolate and sell them.

09-15-2014, 05:15 PM
Lemon Tetra, Red Honey Gourami, Bristlenose Pleco and an elusive Assassin Snail.

09-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Well it would kill the assassin snail, but the others would be fine. It would be a last resort kind of option in my opinion.

09-23-2014, 09:42 PM
Copper meds will also kill scaleless fish such as plecos.