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    9 new females & a male

    Post by Nataliey on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:38 am

    Went on a shopping spree to my lfs as i knew they'd recently had a shipment of females and male bettas, when i went there i was not disappointed...id mainly gone in to buy females and some small tanks for my fry but i couldnt resist the males they had and at £7.95 a male (HM) there was no way i was leaving without one! Embarassed
    I did have a very nice friend who told me about the shipment or i would never have known (you know who you are!!)

    I havent been able to picture all 9 females but i think i managed the morgority of them, the male looks a lot like Damo's male he recently sold the fry from.

    This is the male he's HM and has a shiney greeny/blue body and yellow finnage with black edging, the photo's not that good but he's actually stunning to look at:
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    These are the females i do have a matching female to the male who i will be attempting to breed in the future:
    This is the green bodied yellow finned female to match the above male:
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    These are the other females i got:
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    females where 3 for £10
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by dawn_bettas on Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:46 am

    thats not a bad fish shop you got near you...you definitley picked up some goodlooking females
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by kel on Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:22 am

    all great finds for the price but although very impressed with some there does look like a few vt/hm in there

    I like the red and the copper girl best....pm/email a decent pic of your yellow boy and 'new' girl, her caudal looks a bit long in this thread pic but i know you can't always go by just one picture.


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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Nataliey on Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:47 am

    kel wrote:all great finds for the price but although very impressed with some there does look like a few vt/hm in there

    I like the red and the copper girl best....pm/email a decent pic of your yellow boy and 'new' girl, her caudal looks a bit long in this thread pic but i know you can't always go by just one picture.

    Will do Kel i need to get a decent photo of her she's very shy compared to the others who like to pose and get in the way!! Rolling Eyes
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by damo2904 on Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:54 am

    Nice fish nat, yeh that male does look like mine. Good finds! Laughing
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Nataliey on Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:13 am

    damo2904 wrote:Nice fish nat, yeh that male does look like mine. Good finds! Laughing

    Thanks as soon as i saw him i wanted him there was a similar male with same coloured body but deep red finnage...it was hard work picking!

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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by fuzzynicki on Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:37 am

    I want them all Nat,- they are stunning!!! Very Happy
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by 2tall on Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:10 pm

    You did go on a spree didn't you! LOL! Good for you and a bargain to boot. I really cotton to
    the male as I'd like one along his lines myself. The girls are pretty too of course and I'm very
    happy for you!
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Lilfishie on Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:39 pm

    Nat they are all gorgeous! glad to see a yellow in there too
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Nataliey on Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:51 am

    Thanks everyone Very Happy im very happy with my selection picked by myself and my 8 year old daughter


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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by wassy82 on Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:21 pm

    Nataliey wrote:Thanks everyone Very Happy im very happy with my selection picked by myself and my 8 year old daughter

    soon you will have no room for people to live in your house....just betta splendens lol!
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Nataliey on Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:06 am

    wassy82 wrote:
    Nataliey wrote:Thanks everyone Very Happy im very happy with my selection picked by myself and my 8 year old daughter

    soon you will have no room for people to live in your house....just betta splendens lol!

    OOOO...thats a thought sell my children and get more fish...brill idea wayne!!!
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by kel on Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:39 am

    hmmm I wonder which is cheaper to keep?

    then again once they're up a bit they could be trined to look after them for you so kids are kept busy and you get to enjoy the fish without all the hard work Wink

    note to self* teach children how to do water changes, breed bettas, feed and take pictures! lol


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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by PeteBatman on Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:19 am

    I don't know how you do it!! I feel guilty if I buy three at once! They are beautiful; I love the green/yellow buy &girl- very much like my Loki & Edith Very Happy
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Nataliey on Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:22 am

    kel wrote:hmmm I wonder which is cheaper to keep?

    then again once they're up a bit they could be trined to look after them for you so kids are kept busy and you get to enjoy the fish without all the hard work Wink

    note to self* teach children how to do water changes, breed bettas, feed and take pictures! lol

    Good idea il start with training on my 17 month old and see how she goes, lol!!
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by wassy82 on Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:54 pm

    Nataliey wrote:
    kel wrote:hmmm I wonder which is cheaper to keep?

    then again once they're up a bit they could be trined to look after them for you so kids are kept busy and you get to enjoy the fish without all the hard work Wink

    note to self* teach children how to do water changes, breed bettas, feed and take pictures! lol

    Good idea il start with training on my 17 month old and see how she goes, lol!!

    lol its a thought!! Smile
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Nataliey on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:45 pm

    as nice as those blooming females are they've given my whole female tank white spot so white spot treatment in, temp turned up and lights out for the next 2 weeks!


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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Mazza101 on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:51 pm

    Nataliey wrote:as nice as those blooming females are they've given my whole female tank white spot so white spot treatment in, temp turned up and lights out for the next 2 weeks!

    How frustrating! (I know, my tank just had it) Do all of your fish have whitespot? What treatment are you using?
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Nataliey on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:57 pm

    Mazza101 wrote:
    Nataliey wrote:as nice as those blooming females are they've given my whole female tank white spot so white spot treatment in, temp turned up and lights out for the next 2 weeks!

    How frustrating! (I know, my tank just had it) Do all of your fish have whitespot? What treatment are you using?

    No not every fish has the white spot parasite but im treating the whole tank as i know they may all get it if i didnt.

    Im using Interpet white spot meds, iv treated the divided male tank i used to have for white spot so know what to expect, cracked it last time so im starting the meds as soon as i noticed it...(yesterday after id added new females...not happy at all!!)
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Nataliey on Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:28 am

    Iv had 4 fish deaths since i bought the new females all seem to be the new females that have died definately not restocking so fed up.


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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Mazza101 on Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:30 am

    That's terrible Nat Sad Was it the White Spot that did it?
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by 2tall on Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:33 am

    Oh that is terrible news. RIP girls.
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Nataliey on Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:34 am

    Mazza101 wrote:That's terrible Nat Sad Was it the White Spot that did it?

    Yes i doubt it was anything else as its only the new females that have passed, its not been a good day to day...found out that one of my friends have died tonight also so probably feeling low coz of that also. Sad


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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Mazza101 on Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:12 am

    Really sorry to hear that Nat Sad
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    Re: 9 new females & a male

    Post by Time-Out on Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:27 pm

    Ugh I'm sorry to hear you lost so many so quickly. I was going to comment on the fish/kids thing, but I guess kids don't die so easily, so they must be easier to keep!

    I guess that's what happens when shops don't quarantine new arrivals. Do you not have a spare tank, Nat, that you could use as quarantine? It's always best practice to segregate new fish for a minimum of 14 days, especially when going in with other fish.
    If they'd just had these arrive, then the fish could have been ill for a number of reasons: from the breeder, from the stress of shipping, from the less than ideal water conditions at the shop, being subjected to a bacteria they are not immune to, or even from the frequent change of conditions (breeder - bag - shop - bag - your tank, all within a couple of days).

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