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With all the fish stores here in Greenville you would think there would be a club of some kind. I'd love to find one and get involved. It would be nice to be able to get together and do some plant trading. Anyone know of one in the area?
 

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We should just start one lol.
 

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I know that charlotte is a long way, buy there is the "charlotte area aquarists society" that is 99% freshwater and they have meetings and an auction coming in october I believe. Also a few members here are on that forum as well, but most of the caas is non-planted
 

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Hey all,i know this is an old thread,but i am interested in starting a club in SC as well.I live in Easley,and breed betta splendens,and keep betta albimarginata and betta macrostomas.Theres just nothing around here,lol
 

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You seem to be an expert on Bettas. I just bought my first Betta Saturday. Can you identify the species and give me some tips on keeping him healthy? Right now he's in my 10 gallon planted tank by himself. Dint want to put him in my 20H planted with a gourami. I'm afraid they might try to kill each other. Even though the gourami is shy as heck.

The Betta hasn't eaten yet(that I've noticed). I've tried the Berta pellets and some freeze dried blood worms. Is it ok for there to be decent filtration in there with him? Most people keep them in still bowls with no movement.



 

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Hi!Your boy is a veil tail.The tank size is perfect,plants are great.Freeze dried anything isnt good for them,they have short stomachs.Soaking the bloodworms will help keep him from being constipated so much.What brand pellets?If you are unsure about him eating,you can soak a few in garlic juice.Bettas as well as most fish love the taste,and it also helps clear any internal parasites.Hes a pretty boy.The filtration,if its bothering him(not all are bothered by it and some will play in the current)Make a baffle out of a soda bottle.
 

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Oh ok, thanks for the tips. He doesn't seem bothered by the flow, but he stays away from it most of the time. The pellets are Aqueon I think. It's a short bulb looking container with a yellow top. Purchased at petsmart. How do Bettas do with flake food? Thanks again!
 

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Flake foods are not good in my experience.They make the water too dirty.They do like frozen foods and even freshly hatched BBS.Live foods are great for them.They are insectivores and the pellets are more atural for them.Mine get atisons betta pro,HBH,Hikari,along with trout chow(didnt know purina made fish food,lol)for the macs,ghost shrimp and daphnia.They like to rest on plant leaves too.
 

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Most likely.I believe Ghost shrimp are larger and they do a pretty good job of munching them down.Of course if you have enough you can put one or two in and see.some are docile enough.
 
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