Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Catching up with the Betta story

Wow it has been a while since I posted anything here. The Betta's are all grown up, and are all still alive (knock on wood). The males are in separate tanks, there ended up being only 6 of them. I have to make sure their tanks are covered or else they will jump out. This one lives in my bathroom.

I gave each of the males a snail buddy to help keep their tanks clean, they seem to be doing a pretty good job as I do not need to change the water often. I test it on a regular basis, and add more as it evaporates. This little guy is now in the kitchen next to his brother, they both seem happier with the new set up.

This little guy lives in the kitchen, I took his cover off to take his picture. These fish are quite social, and very curious. Any time I run water they get excited, and they really seem to like the TV that is next to their tanks.

I really like this size and shape of tank for the boyz, each one needs a gallon per inch so this little 2.5 gallon tank is perfect. This guy has a sponge filter instead of a snail (some of them didn't make it) to keep his tank crystal clear. (He also likes to play in the bubbles at the top)

He refused to pose for his picture. This little guy was the last to be identified as male. He had been in with the ladies up until one day when I quarantined two of them, one for a missing fin, the other for pop-eye. I discovered soon after that I had inadvertently put a male and a female together. By the time I made the discovery he had nipped almost all her fins off and had quite the bubble nest built. He is still in the small quarantine tank until I can afford to get him a larger one.

This little guy lives on my desk in a tank made for Betta's. It comes with a under gravel filter and a light. He is the runt and quite content to watch me as I study, make jewelry, or just goof around online. He is also the most unique looking of the 6 with his transparent fins.

Here are the "Ladies". Mama Betta lives in this 10 gallon tank with her daughters. I really would like to get them separated into other tanks so they are not so crowded, but as of yet have not been able to do so.

So there you have it... Betta's from Spawn, to Hatch, a little growth documented in between, and finally the adult pictures.

Hope you have enjoyed the Saga of the Betta's :o)