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Why, thank you, aokashi. They seem to be pretty smart fish, same as gouramis. I had one about 15 years ago in a plastic plant tank, but I don't remember him much. I know he didn't attach himself to the filter or drape himself over the plants like this one.

Wow, what fins your's has! Very nice.

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So how much does current really effect Betas?

Thanks They're actually ripped fins that wont heal :/

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Your betta looks a lot like ours. We spent too much money trying different filters to get a flow that was tolerable for him. But now he takes breaks in the anacharis forest I planted for him. There are a couple dead spots he uses as well. But he seems to like playing in the current sometimes too.
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Thanks They're actually ripped fins that wont heal :/

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That's too bad, How did it happen? I could see fins like that getting in the way.

Mine seems to be adapting just fine, and had a voracious appetite tonight. I had to plop some flake food in the middle of the aquarium where the current is almost neutral for him, after the first batch which the Harlequins quickly devoured. They had bloodworms last night, but he didn't get as much as he'd probably like. This two stage feeding is something I think I need to do every night.

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Your betta looks a lot like ours. We spent too much money trying different filters to get a flow that was tolerable for him. But now he takes breaks in the anacharis forest I planted for him. There are a couple dead spots he uses as well. But he seems to like playing in the current sometimes too.
Yup, mine is very similar, he likes to go and ride the current sometimes. I can also tell he struggles at feeding time and will adjust like in the post above. Otherwise there are plenty of places he's found when he wants to rest. Actually I'm surprised at how active he is considering who knows how long he was in that cup.

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An update on Little Boy Blue. (What a stupid name, hehehe) He's building a bubble nest in the only place he can, front glass middle. That's cool, he must be pretty happy. He's been a picky eater, but I think he's finally hungry enough to not spit out half the flakes he gets ahold of. He likes the freeze-dried bloodworms, but he's not getting that every day. He also spends much more time looking at me as I look at him. which is fine by me. He's a good fish.

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Some bettas aren't huge fans of flakes - none of mine will eat them at all, they do better with pellets, and mine have preferred the New Life Spectrum pellets so far over anything else - Omega One is a close second.
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