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    BoBRabbit
    wriggler

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    Hello!

    Post by BoBRabbit on Fri May 11, 2012 7:41 pm

    Hi,

    I stumbled across you guys when looking for a Betta, and thought it would good to join up for some advice etc...
    I am looking to buy my first Betta in the next few weeks once my tank is up and running.

    I have never owned a Betta before, but my other half currently has a large tropical tank, in which he is proud to have a breeding pair of Discus and he also has a stupidly large marine tank which I believe is the love of his life... and if asked to pick over me or the marine tank I suspect I might come second Sad

    If you could point me in the direction of someone who breeds half moons I would be very grateful, as I am finding it very difficult to find something I really like.
    Short of importing one from Thailand I am really struggling.

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    Time-Out
    green marble butterfly

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    Re: Hello!

    Post by Time-Out on Fri May 11, 2012 9:22 pm

    LOL @ the marine tank. Does he spend hours lovingly rearranging a single piece of coral? I think my other half feels the same way about me and my chickens. He keeps talking about this holiday we have coming up and "getting away from everything" (aka the chickens).

    You've come to the right place, if you're after bettas. Most memeber son here breed their own, so there is nearly always stock available or growing up. I tranship, if you decide to import.
    As for advice, you can't get much better either. Kel is currently writing the ultimate betta book.

    You know, a betta would get on fine with discus... maybe you should think about getting two... or you will after you've got your first one; they're so addictive!
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    Lilfishie
    feathertail

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    Re: Hello!

    Post by Lilfishie on Fri May 11, 2012 9:44 pm

    Welcome to the group Very Happy I have some halfmoon babies but there only 3 weeks so won't be ready for a while, can point you in the direction of some other breeders/sellers though Smile

    BoBRabbit
    wriggler

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    Re: Hello!

    Post by BoBRabbit on Fri May 11, 2012 9:54 pm

    Time-Out wrote:You know, a betta would get on fine with discus... maybe you should think about getting two... or you will after you've got your first one; they're so addictive!

    Awww no don't say that.. I have already been thinking about getting a girl to go in with the Discus, and possibly even having a go at breeding.

    I have not even got one and I am addicted!
    I have been reading up loads.

    At one point we had four well established large tropical tanks at our house... I can see this may be a problem if I get totally hooked Smile


    ROFL... I did laugh about the moving one piece of coral, my other half drives me insane!
    The latest gadget is some drip feed thing that goes into the sump, this means that apparantly he wont have to spend too long each day fiddling... but I have seen no change in the amount of time he spends with his head in the cupboard

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    Time-Out
    green marble butterfly

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    Post by Time-Out on Fri May 11, 2012 10:28 pm

    He'll now spend a bit of time each day admiring this new gadget! When we first got a Fluval G6, my other half was pressing the buttons every five minutes just to check the readings. "look! the conductivity has gone down by 1 microsiemens!" "That's lovely, dear." Boys and their toys... But if a fish dares to be ill, he gets all stroppy and huffy!

    Now, you want to have at least two girls in case he doesn't like one of them... So we're up to two males and two females already and you haven't even got a tank lol

    If you do get to the point where you want more but can't find the room, send Nat on here a layout of your house. She can squeeze bettas into corners you never knew you had bad

    BoBRabbit
    wriggler

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    Re: Hello!

    Post by BoBRabbit on Mon May 14, 2012 8:47 pm

    New tank arrived today!!!!

    Setting it up this evening... and the hunt for my first Betta can start soon

    I am very excited and have been searching high and low for something I like but I am really struggling.

    I really want something like this...
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    Please tell me if I am being a bit hopeful... or punching above my weight, as unless I import one I don't seem to be able to find anything like this
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    2tall
    black dragon

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    Location : Puget Sound, USA

    Re: Hello!

    Post by 2tall on Tue May 15, 2012 2:42 am

    Welcome! Just take your time if you can. LOL! There is always Aquabid if you want to pay the
    fees. They have the golds now and then. Good luck in your hunt, choice and a new addiction!

    BoBRabbit
    wriggler

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    Post by BoBRabbit on Tue May 15, 2012 3:07 am

    2tall wrote:Welcome! Just take your time if you can. LOL! There is always Aquabid if you want to pay the
    fees. They have the golds now and then. Good luck in your hunt, choice and a new addiction!

    I have had a look on Aquabid... but I just don't know if I can justify the price of shipping one over.

    Does anyone organise a group buy type thing?
    Just a thought to keep the price down a bit
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    2tall
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    Re: Hello!

    Post by 2tall on Tue May 15, 2012 6:22 am

    I suppose the desire can out weigh the cost. In any event you have the time as your tank
    still needs to cycle. There are folks that are willing to help you here I'm sure.

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