View Full Version : Rapidash the betta!

06-23-2015, 02:38 AM
My old betta sadly passed away so I decided while I waited to find a great new one I would upgrade from the 5.5 I had to a 10 gallon! It is fully live planted with driftwood and rocks for some hardscape. I found a super great clearance deal on a Fluval 107 canister filter (ended up getting it for about $40) and I am loving it! I love that it has adjustable flow so I can have it low flow until Rapidash builds up his swimming muscles after being cramped in those tiny cups.

In the tank currently:
1 crowntail betta
5 glowlight tetras
2 nerite snails (1 regular, 1 horned)
handful of ghost shrimp
MTS cleanup crew

Trying out some live plants I have not had experience with - hoping to get a carpet going! Also my first time using natural colored sand since I usually prefer black sand. So far I like the effect though!

He discovered the 'other betta' lurking in his tank...very angry

06-23-2015, 11:27 AM
Looks awesome! Love the plants you have in there. Your betta is very pretty. Pokemon fan I see! hahaha

06-23-2015, 11:30 AM
It is kind of hard to tell, but that rock on the far right looks like some kind of quartz. It isn't bad, not going to hurt anything, but that type of rock does not age well. By that I mean as things grow on it and what not it will turn ugly. You may end up liking the way it looks, who knows. I usually stick to stones that are dull in appearance. I have access to a lot of river rock, so I go with sandstone and slate mostly.

06-23-2015, 12:38 PM
Repidash is very handsome, crowntails are good because their fins usually don't bother them as they grow. We had a betta pass and he was a fin nipper, his own fins because his tail was so heavy. They say crown tails and plackets are good choices because they have lighter fins, so won't nip their own fins to stay buoyant. I love the look of your tank, can I ask what the plants are in the front that you are using for carpeting?

06-23-2015, 01:02 PM
Nice betta, pretty tank...I must admit, I didn't know there were canister filters small enough for a 10G, that don't cause a fishnado.

06-23-2015, 10:52 PM
Handsome betta and super little tank for him!

06-23-2015, 11:13 PM
Compass - good to know, never noticed a problem with it before. But I will keep an eye on it! River rocks are usually my go-to if I put any rocks in, but I liked the look of the quartz. Might have to play with the hardscaping a bit in the future!

Boundava: It is staurogyne repens. Just noticed a few new shoots forming so hopefully this carpet thing will work out! Tried it with dwarf baby tears on another tank and it went...not great...

06-24-2015, 10:33 PM
Beautiful betta!