New Betta

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New Betta

Post by purplecandle » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:18 pm

Finally found a betta I liked. I think it is a halfmoon, correct me if I am wrong!

FTS. See if you can find the betta in this picture. *Hint* look closely at the plants :wink:

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Now for betta pics :)

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Re: New Betta

Post by bertie 83 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:20 pm

That is a very nice fish, good on ya
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: New Betta

Post by purplecandle » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:24 pm

Thanks! I think I am gonna get into bettas now as I am running out of space for tanks!
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Re: New Betta

Post by sgtmyers88 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:29 pm

At least you gave it a proper home to live in. :) I cringe at the cups and bowls they are usually doomed to live in.
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Re: New Betta

Post by purplecandle » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:38 pm

sgtmyers88 wrote:At least you gave it a proper home to live in. :) I cringe at the cups and bowls they are usually doomed to live in.
A little 10 gallon all to himself :) The tank is still a work in progress though. His fins are so heavy he can't handle current, plus he is not a strong swimmer after living in cups. So, most of the decor blocks the flow, plus the filter is on low with a baffle on it. Hopefully he will get a bit stronger in a few months after swimming around for awhile.
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Re: New Betta

Post by eieio » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:45 pm

very handsome :D
what size tank is he in?
any tankmates?
this is "chumley"
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Re: New Betta

Post by bertie 83 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:46 pm

They gain strength surprisingly fast. Their big fins slow them a little but they can be surprisingly strong swimmers.
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Re: New Betta

Post by purplecandle » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:02 pm

eieio wrote:very handsome :D
what size tank is he in?
any tankmates?
this is "chumley"
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he's my first betta, got him in December
He is very handsome :smitten:
Mine is in a ten gallon with no tankmates, but I have not thought of a name for him.
bertie 83 wrote:They gain strength surprisingly fast. Their big fins slow them a little but they can be surprisingly strong swimmers.
I think he will be fine. He is an active swimmer, just needs some time to gain muscle.
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Re: New Betta

Post by Arny » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:10 pm

Hey purplecandle

He's beautiful, I love bettas

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Re: New Betta

Post by purplecandle » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:47 pm

Arny wrote:Hey purplecandle

He's beautiful, I love bettas
Thanks, I am starting to love them to! I have had them before, but recently I am becoming fond of them. I even joined a betta forum.
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Re: New Betta

Post by sgtmyers88 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:35 pm

I had a blue one like the one posted above living with guppies, mollies, and neon tetras in a 20g long. Even with the strong current that the filter put out the Betta handled himself quite well.
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Re: New Betta

Post by purplecandle » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:53 pm

Ok, the good people at the betta forum have informed me that he is a double tail halfmoon, not a regular half moon. I did not know that existed. I have heard of a double tail and a halfmoon...but not the two together. I haven't seen the split in the tail, but I can see the shape.

His color is also described as a cellophane marble.

Who knew!
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Re: New Betta

Post by Arny » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:52 am

Hey purplecandle, what betta forum have you joined?

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Re: New Betta

Post by purplecandle » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:04 am

Arny wrote:Hey purplecandle, what betta forum have you joined?
It's called www.bettafish.com

I found it when I was looking for instructions on making a baffle for the filter.

I have the same name. Here is my intro thread. My avatars is different though.

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=130627

Is there another forum I should try?
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Re: New Betta

Post by purplecandle » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:52 pm

Yeah, he is definitely a double tail

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