Show off your Bettas - Page 5
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-09-2013, 01:38 AM   #61
Socalsun
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 11
Default

Just recently picket up this little HMPK boy at my LFS.



He's actually the reason that I am getting back into fish keeping and, finally, diving into planted aquariums!

(sorry for the shotty photography, I'm sure I will post tons of pictures once I get around to starting a tank journal)
Socalsun is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-09-2013, 01:43 AM   #62
waterfaller1
Planted Tank Guru
 
waterfaller1's Avatar
 
PTrader: (70/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,303
Send a message via AIM to waterfaller1
Default

Very pretty! Good luck with him.
waterfaller1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 01:45 AM   #63
Italionstallion888
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 1,293
Default



He had some serious fin damage when I got him. Its been about 2 months. I've had some good growth. I'm starting to see some sky blue coming in.
Italionstallion888 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 03:41 AM   #64
snowmonkey
Algae Grower
 
snowmonkey's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lawrence, KS
Posts: 49
Default

Heres my latest little guy.

Names Rabbit, after the copper robot from Steam Powered Giraffe. ive never seen a betta with this much copper sheen on a blue body. seeing him swim is one of the most beautiful color shows

Click image for larger version

Name:	rabbit2.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	77.7 KB
ID:	218825

This one shows his bluish/copper color better, excuse the crappy cell phone picture
Click image for larger version

Name:	rabbit3.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	58.2 KB
ID:	218833
snowmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 04:56 AM   #65
I<3<*))))><
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
I<3<*))))><'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (16/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 606
Send a message via Yahoo to I<3<*))))><
Default

Stunningly beautiful bettas everyone <3


Here is my boy, a black HMPK, Nero! He doesn't quite live up to his namesake, prolly the most chill betta I've ever known. But hey.. that just means he can live in my community. I have not had him flare AT ALL!!!!


__________________
Stephanie - RAOK Club #130
FINNEX CLUB MEMBER!
I<3<*))))>< is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 10:41 PM   #66
Italionstallion888
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 1,293
Default

Does anyone know what type of betta mine is? It wasn't noted on the jar when I got him.
Italionstallion888 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 01:38 AM   #67
RusselltheShihTzu
Planted Member
 
RusselltheShihTzu's Avatar
 
PTrader: (27/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 295
Default

Here's my new addition...broke my "No More!" rule. He is truly this color. He's either "Shaw" and will join Emerson and Finch with the "Person of Interest" theme; or Leander just because I like it.

Here's his YouTube video. Photos and video by seller.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Pink1.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	96.3 KB
ID:	219257  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Pink2.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	94.6 KB
ID:	219265  

RusselltheShihTzu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 01:41 AM   #68
peachii
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
peachii's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: TN
Posts: 890
Default

*steals* because he looks peachy! Love, love, love him.


Quote:
Originally Posted by RusselltheShihTzu View Post
Here's my new addition...broke my "No More!" rule. He is truly this color. He's either "Shaw" and will join Emerson and Finch with the "Person of Interest" theme; or Leander just because I like it.

Here's his YouTube video. Photos and video by seller.

Metallic Red Halfmoon Betta Dragon Scales - YouTube
peachii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 01:43 AM   #69
I<3<*))))><
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
I<3<*))))><'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (16/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 606
Send a message via Yahoo to I<3<*))))><
Default

Wow, what a stunning color!!! Nice find/buy! Don't think I could have resisted em either.

Italionstallion - Can you get a pic of him & his tail, bettas are usually defines by tail type. Hard to tell if you guy is a veil, delta or halfmoon.
__________________
Stephanie - RAOK Club #130
FINNEX CLUB MEMBER!
I<3<*))))>< is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 02:39 AM   #70
RusselltheShihTzu
Planted Member
 
RusselltheShihTzu's Avatar
 
PTrader: (27/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 295
Default

Thank you guys. I just couldn't help myself and was actually surprised the photos and video are true to color. He was advertised as a "platinum red."

They are so resilient: The bag leaked and had just enough water to keep him damp; not even a teaspoon. I put him in the tank and watched him lay on the bottom on his side for four hours (tank is on my end table). Then he started swimming and is now following my finger and investigating the Pygmy Cories that go through the divider. So I'm guessing he'll be okay. Sure hope so. :-)
RusselltheShihTzu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 05:03 AM   #71
snowmonkey
Algae Grower
 
snowmonkey's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lawrence, KS
Posts: 49
Default

Im with ItalionStallion, while i know a large amount about reptile genetics, i havent the foggiest inkling into the world of betta genetics. I know the basics, able to tell a veil from a crowntail from a halfmoon, but i have no idea about specifics. can anyone tell what mine is? hes posted farther up. he has a color changing shine to him, in most light hes a solid deep cobalt blue but at the right angle he can turn completely metallic copper, its truly incredible to see the shift in hue. ill try and find a better picture if necessary
snowmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 06:47 AM   #72
RusselltheShihTzu
Planted Member
 
RusselltheShihTzu's Avatar
 
PTrader: (27/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 295
Default

Rabbit looks like either a Delta or Halfmoon. A lot depends on what he looks like when he flares. Shaw/Leander is a Halfmoon. A Delta's caudal does not reach 180 degrees as a HM does.

Hope this helps.
RusselltheShihTzu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 06:48 AM   #73
waterfaller1
Planted Tank Guru
 
waterfaller1's Avatar
 
PTrader: (70/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,303
Send a message via AIM to waterfaller1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by snowmonkey View Post
Im with ItalionStallion, while i know a large amount about reptile genetics, i havent the foggiest inkling into the world of betta genetics. I know the basics, able to tell a veil from a crowntail from a halfmoon, but i have no idea about specifics. can anyone tell what mine is? hes posted farther up. he has a color changing shine to him, in most light hes a solid deep cobalt blue but at the right angle he can turn completely metallic copper, its truly incredible to see the shift in hue. ill try and find a better picture if necessary
Yours is a delta . Italian stallion's looks like a halfmoon, but a better pic would definitely help.
waterfaller1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #74
Kate6790
Algae Grower
 
Kate6790's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Connecticut, USA
Posts: 91
Default

Just got this guy from petco last month. I was walking down the main isle and could tell I was buying him right away. His coloration is amazing. This picture doesn't do him justice!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	105.3 KB
ID:	219473  

__________________
~Kate
Kate6790 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 12:16 PM   #75
Kate6790
Algae Grower
 
Kate6790's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Connecticut, USA
Posts: 91
Default

One more
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	59.6 KB
ID:	219481  

__________________
~Kate
Kate6790 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012