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post #16 of 98 (permalink) Old 06-26-2014, 06:07 PM
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Very nice tank. Sorry to hear about your oto.

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Very nice tank. Sorry to hear about your oto.
Thank you, and it's alright, I feel bad for the remaining oto though, since they generally are more comfortable in groups. But hope to rectify that soon.
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Xerxes is a beautiful boy. Really beautiful! Did you name him for a character from Xena: Warrior Princess?
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Xerxes is a beautiful boy. Really beautiful! Did you name him for a character from Xena: Warrior Princess?
Thank you! I'm a little bummed that his blues are growing over the yellow in his fins, hope he stays mustard and does turn into a blue betta on me. And no, not from Xena but nice guess. I miss that show, use to watch it and with my parents when I was young along with the Hercules series .. Remember the movie/episodes they did together and the two side-kicks hooked up (or it was at least implied that they did)?

I think if I gave one more clue for his name it would make it too easy to guess where it came from >.>
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Hey great tank! I've been looking at doing the same FOREVER. But every time I order a cubed tank it arrives to my house shattered in a million pieces. For some reason California is only place that sells these and by the time they show up in VA they are destroyed. I never ordered from AquaTop but obviously yours arrived all in one piece. Do they package and ship well?
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Xerxes is such an insanely handsome fish. I'm in love with the mustard gas coloration and falling harder and harder for halfmoon plakat tails. Stunning!

...he wouldn't happen to be named after the familiar of one Mozenrath, would he...? >.>
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Hey great tank! I've been looking at doing the same FOREVER. But every time I order a cubed tank it arrives to my house shattered in a million pieces. For some reason California is only place that sells these and by the time they show up in VA they are destroyed. I never ordered from AquaTop but obviously yours arrived all in one piece. Do they package and ship well?
Oh yeh tons of bubble wrap and foam peanuts, boxed marked with the typical "glass" "fragile" stuff. I'd try the Aquatop defiantly! If i didn't already have too many tanks to take care of I'd get another for the other side of my desk.. but gotta curb my MTS a bit..

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Xerxes is such an insanely handsome fish. I'm in love with the mustard gas coloration and falling harder and harder for halfmoon plakat tails. Stunning!

...he wouldn't happen to be named after the familiar of one Mozenrath, would he...? >.>
Thank you! I never liked the long veil-tail style betta that had been bred with huge fins, they look too droopy when no flared, but the plakats small fins make it look fine 'relaxed', its also probably the closest to its original wild breeds. Unfortunately Xerxes blue in the caudal (tail) and doral fins is overtaking the yellow more and more.. but the anal fin still has a decent bit of yellow.

Nope didn't name him after that flying eel of oddness, its form something more recent and not shown in theaters.. was that movie even in theaters? can't recall, might have been a straight to vhs aladdin...
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Just a minor photo update with a few close ups (because the fts photos came out blurry :/)


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I love your Betta. He looks like a three year old after eating a chocolate ice cream cone!
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Is the Betta named after a character from Aladdin?
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I love your Betta. He looks like a three year old after eating a chocolate ice cream cone!
Haha,, he does get hyper and dart around the tank, especially near feeding time, he knows what the betta pellet bag looks like and starts getting 'mouthy' (opening his mouth like hes trying to chomp at the glass) when I pick it up.

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Nope not after that flying eel from Aladin, someone else had asked if it was after that one recently.
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So aside from my 55g's canister going to [censor] I've not been happy with this tank since I re-did it and moved out the lily. Loved the lily though it hogged up all the light, and the stems that are left aren't going well with my lighting. About 1/2 to bottom 1/3 of leaves are dieing/melting from not enough light, but if I lower/increase intensity I'll have an algae nightmare (already have a lot more diatoms than I want to deal with and a lazy oto not getting obese on them like he should). The only think I like in the tank is the hygro tiger, hydro japan, and rotala rotundifolia since its small leaves don't see to be dieing off near the bottom like the ludwigias and jennys are.
I want to gut and re-scape (if i could only decide on a layout), but don't like to put stress on the fish moving them out or removing and replanting everything with them in... meh...
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I'm loving the growth in this cube - everything looks great!

And Xerxes wouldn't happened to be named after Peter's falcon, would he?
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I'm loving the growth in this cube - everything looks great!

And Xerxes wouldn't happened to be named after Peter's falcon, would he?
WE HAVE A WINNER!
Embarrassing enough he was named from Family Guy in the episode when he had a falcon, not 300 or other more epic theme.
And thank you, it does looks nice from the top, just not when you look into it from frontal view.. Damn dead leaves..
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WE HAVE A WINNER!
Embarrassing enough he was named from Family Guy in the episode when he had a falcon, not 300 or other more epic theme.
And thank you, it does looks nice from the top, just not when you look into it from frontal view.. Damn dead leaves..
But Xerxes was so epic! He stole a motorcycle and then rode in it. So does he have any tank mates?
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