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    Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by cruddylime on Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:11 pm

    Hello guys my real names Joshua , I'm 20 years old mainly a cichlid ,catfish and pleco keeper at heart but had seen my SFF in the Local Pet Shop and immediately bought him , without thought of a tank or heater or filter haha! I had read about them before but was put off by the short life span and anyway as I got home I realised I didn't get a tank or anything for that matter luckily I have a 5gallon tank for temporary use then ran back to the pet shop bought a bio-foam filter and a heater and a plant , had him 2 days so far and for company he has made friends with a silver tipped tetra what my local PS must have thrown in by accident (he shows no signs of aggression at all except to my finger)
    and any way that is my betta story of how I became so fascinated Very Happy

    Oh the water was pre cycled from my old tank and at the moment around the filter is my fluval u4 sponge held on by elastic bands until next week when the bio foam sponge has cycled from a bigger tank

    nice to meet you all and will be looking forward to chatting with you all in the near future Very Happy
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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by Bettanut on Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:40 pm

    Hello Cruddylime and welcome. Need any help don't hesitate to ask ! Smile

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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by Storm on Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:33 pm

    Hello and Welcome to the forum, be sure to ask if you need any help mate Smile and most important where are the pictures lmao.


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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by Teri on Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:21 pm

    Hi Josuha and welcome to the forum... Thats it, you are going to have more, cos betta's are a little bit like chocolates, you cant only have the one!!!!!!
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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by Nina on Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:39 am

    Hi Joshua *waves* x
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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by cruddylime on Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:04 am

    Hello people lol and storm I know my phone is in the repair shop thanks to my new SFF I went to take a pic overhead of the tank and dropped my phone in there Sad

    At least he is ok Very Happy
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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by cruddylime on Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:30 am

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    here's my lil guy , what you think ? Very Happy
    had to take it with my old LG viewty until my x6 come back too me Sad


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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by Storm on Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:00 am

    Awww hes great, i see breeding plans lmaooooooo.

    Where did you get him?


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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by Nataliey on Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:15 am

    Hello hope you like it on here as much as me, and like Teri said above one is never enough as i found out...started off with one male now i have 11 but will have 12 by next Tuesday.

    The colours and tail types are amazing and dazzle me into a spending spree!

    Your betta is lovely i like his colours. Very Happy


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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by cruddylime on Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:17 am

    rofl i'd love to breed him Very Happy .

    I got him from my local pet shop what get a few bettas in on request but the guy who ordered mine was late and he was bagged ready to go so I gave them 15 quid to say his fishie died in transit Very Happy
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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by cruddylime on Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:22 am

    thanks Nat Very Happy I have been looking around the forum and seen your betta in the hall of fame is amazing Very Happy , i think ima look for a green one next Very Happy after i buy a bigger tank to partition
    i'm thinking a 4ft tank with 4 parts. Very Happy
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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by kel on Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:01 pm

    you're going to love him even more as his personality shows, the more you interact with him the more he'll respond Wink

    he'll be eating out of your hand in no time but do be aware they are good jumpers so lids are a good thing!

    hi and welcome lol (bit late soz)

    It's nice to see you thought about his living conditions so quick,most people learn the hard way cos they are ill and need help.

    Do let us know how he gets on and have you thought of a name for him yet?


    (A 4 ft tank you could probably split into 6 easily and still give ample room each Wink )

    Don't start thinking of breeding or you're in trouble lol
    You'll end up with 30 permanent residents and they do take over the house... be warned! Very Happy




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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by Storm on Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:38 pm

    LOL Kel,

    There is a photo contest going on josh, you have till tomoz to add a pic of your tank. Its in the forum compitition area Smile


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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by sgraye on Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:40 am

    I started with one, now i have 14 males and a handfull of females, they are addictive, i also have 20 odd fry that i bred, i always said i wasnt going to breed them just show them, im now thinking of my next spawn.

    Any way good luck setting your tank up, your new boy is lovely and welcome to the forum

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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by cruddylime on Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:03 am

    Haha! hello kel and no i cant think of a name at all Sad hows about some suggestions ? Very Happy
    I have been thinking about loads of fish tbh so i read alot Very Happy. I do know some people place them in vases :S i saw it on google but i was thinking of space for them and its allso getting my hands in tight spaces what i hate because it doesn't give me much design space witch is why ill be getting plenty more space for him for my hand to swim belong side him lol Razz

    as for the tank its got about 1-2 inch from the water level to the top Very Happy .

    Heyy storm id love to join but ill join the next one and style his tank with xmas moss ect.ect. Very Happy Very Happy

    Hello sgraye lol it is addictive and if you or anyone get a green beta id love to buy him Very Happy




    Thankyou everyone for the warm welcome!!! Very Happy
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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by kel on Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:46 am

    keep under the 2" tank waterline if it's an open tank, you don't want to find him on the floor

    stick a wanted post for a green betta in the members sales section when you're sorted for space, I'll also keep an eye out for you mate.

    I may possibly have one available in a few weeks but can't promise anything at the minute.


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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by cruddylime on Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:06 pm

    Ahh sweet thank you Kel , it will have to be after xmas id never risk postage in this weather , plus the girlfriend is wanting millions of things for xmas lmao so any time after january id be glad to have one.

    I think im going to use my turtles 2 n half foot breeder tank and let her have the 4 footer she is getting rather big now Very Happy
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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by cruddylime on Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:44 pm

    Ohh yeah I never mentioned it but my local pet shop now sells Siamese fighter fish for about £5 unless they are reserved and looking around on ebay and some other shops they go for quite a bit more

    if anyone is interested I can take some pictures they get deliveries every Wednesday I have seen dark ones purple ones blue ones and pink and red&blue ones so far , not sure about finnage though most of them are like mine and they are imports ,I got most of my fish from them and so far only 3 fish has ever died on me but that could be due to stress of moving them from one tank to another so fast as I am all ways in there on Wednesday and they put them in on Wednesday , they do advise you to comeback next week when they have settled a little but I bought stress coat and so far all 13 of 17 have survived , one recently died witch was from my main tank due to getting stuck under the gravel during feeding time never noticed until I cleaned the tank out. Sad


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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by silverrabbit on Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:56 am

    Hello Very Happy
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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by kel on Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:28 am

    quick note*

    It usual to get bettas from local pet shop for around £5 price, this is great for a feature fish but they aren't so good for breeding.

    Quality bettas that are line bred (koi alternative in minature fish) you want line bred and finnage plays big factor in this.

    pure clean colours, solid bands of mixed colours, halfmoon, double ray crowntails, butterfly etc. are all higher priced. veiltails and basic crowntails are standard pet shop stock.

    show quality bettas range in price from £10-£50 although even lfs often charge £30 for hm finnage bettas even if not line bred.

    What you spend should reflect on your goal... breeding then you need the quality, pretty fish as a feature then £5 lfs buy works great unless you want something that really stands out.

    Betta enthusiasts think nothing of paying £8-9 for posting costs on top of fish actual cost! The results of spawns are what make it most worthwhile.


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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by cruddylime on Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:31 pm

    Ahh ty Kel I never knew that Very Happy , well im still after a green betta male and then most possibly a female one later on If money permits , my first betta is just mainly a show fish as I loved the finnage , my main priority is the green and blue coulours and the double ray crowntail and just crown tails in my opinion look the best i'd love something like this Very Happy
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    I find myself with an outstanding urge to buy a breeding pair and get a full breeding set-up .... I wish I never sold my discus set-up now Sad



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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by Time-Out on Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:17 pm

    To sell them so cheap, the ones lfs get in are usually 'box fillers'. They just ask the supplier to add a few bettas to a box of something else. An lfs couldn't cope with a full box of bettas lol. So the supplier will generally get rid of the stock he couldn't sell.
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    Re: Hello from Sheffield!

    Post by cruddylime on Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:37 am

    Ah I see cheers for the info mate Very Happy

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