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02-16-2013 12:11 PM
sarahspins 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.
02-16-2013 06:19 AM
Wannaberooted Attachment 88330
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.
02-02-2013 05:29 AM
Wannaberooted
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Originally Posted by SouthernGorilla View Post
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.
02-02-2013 05:20 AM
Wannaberooted
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Thanks They're actually ripped fins that wont heal :/

don't forget to update us on your betta!
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.
02-01-2013 06:32 PM
SouthernGorilla 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.
02-01-2013 09:19 AM
aokashi
So how much does current really effect Betas?

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

don't forget to update us on your betta!
02-01-2013 03:27 AM
Wannaberooted 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.
01-31-2013 04:53 PM
aokashi
So how much does current really effect Betas?

Haha! I love bettas XD congrats on the new fishie :3

I have a photo too!
He was sleeping with his anal stuckon the filter and tail flowing in the outflow
01-31-2013 03:35 PM
devilduck Never seen that before! Pretty clever that he figured out how to anchor himself with the suction.
01-31-2013 05:07 AM
Wannaberooted
Proud Betta dad

Picked this guy up yesterday.
Attachment 77898
He was hiding and shy at first but he is all over the tank now, and ate some food tonight. He doesn't seem to mind the currents. I'm glad he's out of that cup.

Here he is taking a break on the filter intake, heheheh. He can get away easily.
Attachment 77906
His head is almost black, and there are very subtle red undertones at the right angle. Everyone in the tank is cool with each other, and I think I am done stocking now. Thanks to all those that gave me answers.
01-27-2013 04:03 PM
okapizebra If the filters end up being to strong, just place a sponge on the output of the filter. Works great for me.
01-27-2013 04:45 AM
Wannaberooted Thanks everyone! That's funny they use the filter intake to stay put. I wouldn't say my current is strong, just everywhere in the tank to some degree or another, so I'll probably go for it. I think one could do much worse than ending up in my tank.
01-26-2013 05:01 PM
wendyjo A female will do much better with a strong current than a standard long finned male.
01-26-2013 04:37 PM
evilhorde I have an aqueon 20 and a 30 in my 29 gallon tank. Currently three female bettas live in there and they don't appear to mind the current at all. The even play in it sometimes by getting blasted to the bottom of the tank and then swimming back to the top and riding the wave back down.
01-26-2013 03:00 PM
aokashi
So how much does current really effect Betas?

mine sleeps like that too from time to time!
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