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post #16 of 56 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Are you going to give Prince Caspian some tankmates? Narnia needs more fauns and such lol.
Caspian eats shrimp...and I think he eats baby pond snails too when I'm not looking...he wasn't fond of the guppy I put in there either, I think Caspian had a hand in his demise...I don't think I have enough algae for ottos either.

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That's a nice looking betta. How do you like the floating log? Does he use it at all?
He loves his log and uses it all the time, I sanded it down to make sure there were no sharp spots, because I thought it might be causing his fins to be ragged...

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Nice tank! From what I've read here on "TPT", Val,s don't like excel.
I read that also...I also read you had to acclimate them to it, so for like a week I only did 1/4th the dose and then so on and so on but nope still kinda slow growing, I added some osmocote plus under them and I think that has helped some but not a ton.
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So caspian keeps fraying his tail, I will be buying a 2.5 gallon with hood as soon as they have them back in stock at petsmart...I will keep him in it for a few days, with some salt and nice warm water to see if that helps him heal a little bit. He is so active in his ten gallon and keep hurting himself!
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So I was able to pick up the 2.5 gallon, right now his fins are looking ok so I might not put him in it right away, but now I'll have it just in case!
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I bought some seachem flourish and added it on Sunday, along with a water change and the other day i could already tell the difference! I would love the bottom to carpet with the supposed mm and dwarf sag, because my betta is so fond of laying flat on the gravel and sand...I suspect this might not be great for his very long fins.

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So I was thinking today about maybe kinda redoing this tank, since Caspians fins keep getting torn I put him in the 2.5 to heal up, I was thinking that maybe the Val's might be causing some damage becausing the edges are kinda rough to the touch...and I'm really liking the crypts that I got from knuggs that are growing in the back left corner, they are doing great with the lighting that I have in there and they arnt melting at all, unlike the Val's (maybe they don't like my water..? The Val's I have in the goldfish tank arnt doing swell either....) and they are soft when you touch them....I think it would look cool to kinda have a crypt forest in there...

Im really liking this idea...probably will be done soon when I have a day off from my new busy job and it's nice and warm outside =]
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Sorry to hear about your Caspian's torn fin. I had a similar type of betta before, and I had him in an empty tank (with just pebbles), and the fin still gets torn. I don't think the fins are torn by things around him, but more of self inflicted. Probably stress? not sure.

Anyway, is he really healing in that 2.5?

Good luck redo-ing the tank though. I just redid my betta tank as well. It's really fun!
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He's only been in it for a day now, I'm adding salt and keeping It at 80, with some duckweed to grab any ammonia he puts out and feeding him lots of protein , as far as today goes he does look like its done him some good, I think he is really active and he tears them when he swims fast or when he thinks it's time to attack the nerites, the tears are evenly distributed around his fins on the edges, it's not like he keeps damaging one part, and its why I don't think he's a tail biter, they are more tears then missing pieces. And the only stress he might have may come from the snails, he has been quite taken with attacking their shells lately...
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hi i got here from your sig link
my goodness what a beautiful betta
the floating plants looks very pretty too
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Thank you! Not Only is he stunning but he has a great personality too! And the floating plants are great! They suck up extra ammonia/nitrates so water quality is never really an issue!
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Picture updates, please? :P

Hey!!! I LOVE CORYDORAS!!!!!!!
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Sure, I will post some tonight when it gets dark!
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Here's those pics I promised!





That one is pretty blurry, I have unsteady hands, but it gives you the layout, a few weeks agoe crypts were just a few leaves, and I like the look of them!
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This tank is getting a makeover! I'm not fond of the Val's anymore and I think that they might hurt his fins when he swims through them, they are kind rough.....so I bought a bunch of different kinds of crypts and some anubias and will be tearing up and replanting this weekend!
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This tank has been rescaped!
I think it looks pretty cool!
Better than before!
I will post pics tomorrow!
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