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New betta
« on: June 12, 2018, 06:07:32 PM »
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I collected my new betta from MA yesterday.
I liked him because he was very perky and looks a little strange.
He is settling in to his quarantine tank, and has just had his dinner.

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Re: New betta
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 06:13:48 PM »
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Oooooh, I really like the look of him 8) - I seem to be partial to white-/pale-coloured ones and there's something about his eyes that appeal to me. Congrats!  :cheers:

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Re: New betta
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 06:19:35 PM »
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Wow I have never seen one with partial transparent fins. Nice fish  :)

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Re: New betta
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 06:30:49 PM »
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I've still got my plakat betta, but when I saw the new stock at MA a purchase was inevitable.
It was between this one and a solid white one, the pale colours make their eyes look huge. I went for this one as I hadn't seen a betta with fins like this before either.

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Re: New betta
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 07:58:59 PM »
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He's lovely  :)



Just so you don't get a shock if it happens - he has some marble genes judging by his colouring, and bettas with marble genes can change colour as they mature.

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Re: New betta
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 09:09:14 PM »
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I'd noticed his spotty rear end, and thanks for letting me know that his colour and markings could change as he matures. He's such a funny looking little fella that not much would surprise me with this one.

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Re: New betta
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 11:07:03 PM »
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I'm getting some Betta jealousy...

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Re: New betta
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 10:57:30 AM »
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Yeah, well @Matt I get tank/aquascaping envy when I see your tanks, so  :raspberries  :raspberries  :raspberries
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Re: New betta
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 11:17:15 PM »
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That was actually really nice to read after a very tough day at work... thank you!  :cheers:

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Re: New betta
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 03:36:33 PM »
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You're welcome.   :)

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Re: New betta
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 07:29:19 PM »
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Wow he's a little cracker.

You've made me think, quarantine tank, I feel another purchase coming on!!

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Re: New betta
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 10:40:07 PM »
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You've started something here Donna...  Wouldn't mind a Betta myself, although those upward turned mouths always makes 'em look a tad grumpy to me, lol...   :fishy1:   ;D

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Re: New betta
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2018, 07:23:29 AM »
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Yes, it does make them look a bit grumpy, it's the same with my hatchets. Though it's even more adorable when something with such a grumpy face acts all perky and excited (mainly at feeding time).  :)

@Lynne W I don't want to encourage bad behaviour, but....... ;D  :fishy1:

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Re: New betta
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2018, 09:23:01 AM »
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It's their behaviour that makes bettas so appealing. I have had my current betta one week, and it took him 2 days to realise what the little white tub with the blue lid means, so as soon as he sees it he comes dashing over for food. And there's the constant 'ooo, a human, is it food time yet?' and they come hopefully swimming over to see you.

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Re: New betta
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2018, 09:56:57 AM »
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I agree.
The dwarf puffers show similar behaviour, and yesterday I realised that the whole shoal of rainbow shiners in the river tank recognise the food containers, which made me chuckle.
This strange little betta seems very perky and seems to enjoy interaction, and I did consider getting one of those R2 fish school kits to see if he'd take to that, until I saw the priced. I might have a go with some home-made stuff for tricks at some point. My other has tank mates, so perhaps he has more to keep him occupied, but he certainly knows feeding time, and shows a very determined preference for bloodworms rather than betta pellets.  ::)

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