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6 minutes ago, Lifeisgood said:

Wow, from white or platinum to blue and red?!  Didn’t know they could change like that!  Mojo is colored up like my Rilian, on who I just noticed a growth of some kind on the flesh part of his tail.  It looks like I have to do some research on tumors and growths on bettas.  I put description and pictures up in “Diseases”.

His body is actually just a dull grey, the lighting makes it look blue in the pics sometimes. To me it looks like his paint is rubbing off and you can see the grey primer underneath. 😉

And yeah, I'm glad he's continuing to behave active and happy. I accept that someday I might have to make a tough call, but for now everything's good.

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5 minutes ago, Maggie said:

@Goosedubthat looks like what my LFS labeled "candy koi". Is he new? He might change color if he's anything like my galaxy koi (red, white and blue- now turning mostly blue, still the most gorgeous fish in the world).20210325_130139.jpg.33c1091ce763bb010a9b402086d4c371.jpg

Candy Koi sounds about right. I have only had him a couple weeks so we will see

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On 4/24/2021 at 9:46 AM, Trish said:

@Lizzie BlockThis is still one of the most beautiful Betta photo's I've ever seen.  Is he still with you and doing well?  

@TrishOmg you're too kind, thank you! 💜 He is still with me and he's honestly doing better than he's ever been! He's almost 2 years old now and I learned his original coloration is called 'butterfly' in the betta world. But, his white color faded away entirely after he got that bad case of fin rot. Now he's this gorgeous bright blue turquoise all over with a little patch of orange on his head! hah! no idea where that came from.

Hope your tanks are doing great too!!

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On 4/24/2021 at 2:17 AM, Fonske said:

 My spade-tail "generals":

General One

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He is very serious about his nest building. This nest is 8" long and a bit less than an inch tall. If I could, I would find him a girlfriend just because he is so dedicated 🙂

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General Two. He just looks good 🙂

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Wow!  My exact two alllmost! However what is the bottom? I have a supposed juvenile boy a year old now from the LFS that is still trying to grow his fins. 

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2 hours ago, Fonske said:

Not sure what are you referring to as "the bottom". I'm guessing their fins? General Two has a bit longer ventral (pelvic) fins, but it's nothing unusual. 

Hey! I actually meant the bottom picture. Sorry it came off funny. It seems like my juvenile beta which looks full grown in body is taking forever to grow out longer fins. So much in fact he has been mistaken as a she. Yours do look amazing! This is my first experience with a baby. As for the other betta I have, he is stunning and full fins. He just won’t ever let me get a good picture!  The best I can do are attached. The baby hangs out and hides a lot. He goes to different tanks depending on the community features. Thank was keeping him on close watch because he was a baby and I want to watch his attitude against others. Now my bettas are both in 10 gallons. The baby with a school of tetras and the other is waiting on some mountain minnows. I have endlers scattered in hopes they will stop reproducing or at least eat the babies if I don’t feed when they are born. I have well over 50 now that started from six. 

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22 minutes ago, siniardem said:

It seems like my juvenile beta which looks full grown in body is taking forever to grow out longer fins. So much in fact he has been mistaken as a she. Yours do look amazing!

I have no experience with young bettas, mine came as adults in full finnage. Maybe, if you post a picture,  someone with more knowledge will advise. Your halfmoon (or is it rosetail?) is a gorgeous fish, no doubt about it.

31 minutes ago, siniardem said:

The baby with a school of tetras and the other is waiting on some mountain minnows.

White cloud minnows? These guys really don't like tropical temperatures... 

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Gotta show off my guy, Pete! 

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He's a Salamander Dumbo Halfmoon from Texas! 🤠

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He likes wandering the Crypt Forest, napping in the java fern, and exploring the nooks and crannies of the driftwood island.  He also likes to attempt to eat algae wafers, but his bites flip the wafer and the corydoras scatter.  It's pretty entertaining to watch. 😂

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On 5/5/2021 at 1:32 AM, Fonske said:

I have no experience with young bettas, mine came as adults in full finnage. Maybe, if you post a picture,  someone with more knowledge will advise. Your halfmoon (or is it rosetail?) is a gorgeous fish, no doubt about it.

White cloud minnows? These guys really don't like tropical temperatures... 

I realized that after posting! lol sorry..however I do let my community tank run the temperature by GA weather and its beneficial because I raise comet goldfish in the tank till they are big enough to go into our pond/small lake. I don't want the turtles eating them. The degrees is set at 71 but it goes higher and lower with the weather outside plus the lake gets tons of sun so it helps prepare them for that life without too much shock. I do acclimate and really let to test the boundaries of what can live together in a community tank within my tap water parameters on a well. It has worked out so far and everyone is thriving. The betta community tanks though do stay in tropical levels. I have five tanks. Two are bettas with tetras or endlers, one is a shrimp tank which is a little cooler and fluctuates as well with snails, the last is a giant community, with my final and favorite an amazon tank of tetra schools that stays on the higher temps. I do try and accommodate my fish breeds, but I have been listening to a lot of the Co-op podcast and letting the temps do their thing with the bottom number set lower has been wonderful for my fish. The biggest thing is watching the light settings so that the tetras are happier with darker water like the amazon. My community planted tank is brighter but doesn't have tetras just mollies. They are my favorite. I am a little untraditional in my keeping but I try to experiment (safely and humanely) to find what is best for the fish closest to their natural life in the wild even knowing they are farm bred at times. I want to treat my fish as humanly as possible of course! 

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