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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2006, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Well I got two more bettas tonight.They are both mainly white...but one has abit of red coloration and the other has abit of blue coloration.They are really nice looking.I have no names yet tho.It was buy one,get one free and thats why I have two!!

I wasn't impressed with the way the bettas were kept tho...as usual.They were kept in those stupid cups...however the cups were evaporating and had even less water then usual in them and they were dirty.Most of the bettas were depressed looking,because they couldn't move.

I had the tanks already set up before hand,as I knew I would be getting bettas a couple of days ago and right when I put them in,they seemed overwhelemed with the space they suddenly had.





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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2006, 10:48 PM
 
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Awws, my Amystika had a bit of blue like that (RIP Amystika)
I can see me buying more aquariums to get more bettas Aren't they the bestest fish?
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Awws, my Amystika had a bit of blue like that (RIP Amystika)
I can see me buying more aquariums to get more bettas Aren't they the bestest fish?
Yep! LOVES them!!You will need more tanks,because once you see the buy one,get one sale on fishies and bettas...then you will be hooked.LOL...they sell the bettas for $4.99,so basically you get 2 for one!




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I decided on names...the white/blue one is Illusion (thats what mom and my sister named their new kitten and I like it) and the white/red one is Mesmarize.




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I love both names !
Post pics of your fish setup in the near future!!
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I love both names !
Post pics of your fish setup in the near future!!
I want to,but can't seem to get good tank or fish pictures.




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GOOD NAMES!! I think that dream with Betta's all over was a preminition

Try to take the picture outside on a sunny day, and we have been getting many of those lately, huh? Eerie and scary how warm it is!!

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Congrats on the new additions!

Do you have a digital camera? Try taking the picture with the lights off and only the aquarium lights left on.




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i would really like to see pics too!, how big are the tanks you re housing them in?


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Actually they are in 2 gallons...the smallest I would ever house them in.

I do have a digital camera,but it is not the best for indoor pics unless there is ALOT of light,it is greyt for outdoor pics tho.I can never get a good pic of fish,I need a good camera for that.





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Quick question, do you put them together or are they seperate?
I remember reading about an experiment where they put two in a lake together and they still were at each other =x But I hear that at controlled temperatures they're ok. (I would be too paranoid to do that XD)
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Quick question, do you put them together or are they seperate?
I remember reading about an experiment where they put two in a lake together and they still were at each other =x But I hear that at controlled temperatures they're ok. (I would be too paranoid to do that XD)
Where did you hear that? Temperature doesn't matter...that's the craziest thing I've ever heard .

In a huge tank occasionally males can get along but it isn't recommended. Temperature doesn't have anything to do with it. Except maybe if it was really, really cold they'd be so lethargic they wouldn't be able to fight...




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From a pet store I think, and it's not all that craZy, colder temperatures do mellow animals out.
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You're not nesscearly lathergic when when colder weather slows you down, lathergy is like a x__x *float*
Not trying to say what they said is true, but it's plausiable. There are much much more craZier things in this world that are true.
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From a pet store I think, and it's not all that craZy, colder temperatures do mellow animals out.
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You're not nesscearly lathergic when when colder weather slows you down, lathergy is like a x__x *float*
Not trying to say what they said is true, but it's plausiable. There are much much more craZier things in this world that are true.
Yeah, cooler temperatures "mellow them out" because fish are cold-blooded and can't regulate their own body temperatures; unlike humans. So cold temperatures for us just make us a bit chilly while it could kill a fish.

Bettas are tropical fish that require temperatures around 78 degrees. Lower then 70 degrees should be avoided at all costs and the fish can go into shock and die at temperatures lower then 65. So a betta kept in the high 60's would probably not fight because it wouldn't have the stregnth...and would probably be slowly dying.

Even if it does make fish "calmer" it's cruel to force them to live in such cold temperatures.

I wouldn't listen to a petstore for advice, either, because most don't know what they're talking about...'specially when it comes to bettas. They were probably just saying that so people would buy multiple males .




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