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It's been awhile...Sid's got fancy new digs!

Been a busy year for me (got married yay!) so I haven't had much time for forums but it's slowed down and I got the chance to dismantle Sid's home and move him into a new one. I picked up a Fluval 5gal a few days ago and found an amazing piece of driftwood to work with.

Sid is loving it! Before, I didn't have too many upper level plants for him to build nests with or to lie on. I felt like a bad fish mommy so I went to the local fish store and there it was. This piece of driftwood that looked like the bottom of a tree! I dunno how someone can fall in love with a hunk of dead tree but I am pretty sure that's what it was

I boiled it in my big soup pot to remove a good bit of the tannins but I didn't want to over do it (as I have read some tannins are good for a betta). So today I set his new tank back up with the new set up. I am pleased with how it turned out.

I also added a few ghost shrimp to liven up the tank and to help out with the crud at the bottom. So far Sid's just been checking them out and when one was sliding up the glass, he approached with interest. No aggression signs yet.

This was how it was the first few days after I bough the new tank. Poor neglected fishy had no upper leaf plants!



And this is it now. I am pretty darn happy with how it turned out if I do say so myself. I am even more madly in love with that driftwood!


5.5 gal tank with one Betta named Sid Fishious
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Congratulations on getting married! I got married in December. Get a larger tank and get Sid a few Nancies, lol. New set-up looks good!
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Congratulations on getting married! I got married in December. Get a larger tank and get Sid a few Nancies, lol. New set-up looks good!
Heh you're the first one whose gotten his name

He's got a few Nancies now...added a few ghost shrimp in there and if he eats them, well he'll be living up to his name!

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Congrats on getting married!

Your anubias looks great as does Sid


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Speaking of Sid. My male has the same body color but his fins are dark red with white tips. Love the steel color on these guys!
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