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  1. Tha t is an amazing Goodwill score. Congratulations, it looks really nice!
  2. Congratulations! He's super handsome.
  3. Mr.B

    New Betta

    Congrats, Angie! What type of medium are you thinking about for the plants? Can't wait to see updates.
  4. Those are some amazing fish. I love the photo of all the celestials together.
  5. They look great, Mandy! It's really cool to see how much the colors deepen.
  6. Just get a five gallon tank and set it next to a window. You can put some house plants in it and justify it as a self-watering planter!! Of course it will be a planter with plants and fish in it, but let's not split hairs here.
  7. Thanks for the kind reviews everyone.
  8. Really nice, Angie!! Do you have water lettuce in there? If so maybe we could arrange a plant swap of some sort this spring??
  9. Thanks, Daniel. I just realized how noticeable the algae is in the first tank. Normally I would clean that off, but the fry needs their food.
  10. I'm not sure what it would be called. I am trying to learn more about color and tail types, but I'm still dumbfounded by much of the information so far. I think he's a metallic rose-tail. I also think he may be a dragon scale type as well, but I can't say for sure. There was another fish next to him that had the same finnage and similar coloration that was labeled a dragon scale, but I would bet these fish could have come from the same spawn even though they were labeled as different types. Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Pearl appreciated them. :)
  11. I thought I would post a couple of pictures of my tanks. These tanks are both works in progress and had been neglected for a while, but they are starting to grow in and look okay. The first tank is my 20 gallon long that currently houses 5 gold barbs, 6 neon tetras, three algae eating shrimp and four bn pleco fry. I'm using this tank to learn more about CO2, fertz and lighting (hopefully). I just planted ludwigia repens, some bacopa and a bunch of scarlet temple that I'm hoping will fill in soon....we shall see. This picture is kinda random, but I like all the colors in it. The little pot has some of the mystery crypts in it that came off of the mother plants. There were around twenty of these little guys and I am growing them out to put in my new betta tank. The second tank is my 75 g and it has 6 columbian tetras, 4 bn plecos, 3 dojo loaches, 2 nerites, 1 golden zebra loach and 8,000,00000,00000,00000 pest snails. Please ignore the random mass of moss and plastic plant on the left hand side of the tank. This tank will remain low-tech at least for the time being. Hopefully it fills in a bit more over the winter and I hope to find some low-tech plants that will grow to be large......going to have to work on that. Well hopefully I will have some updates in the months to come. Until then, thanks for looking.
  12. I have been wanting to get a new betta for a long time, but the chain stores near me do not take very good care of their bettas, so I was refusing to buy from them and had planned on getting one from a breeder or an importer in the spring (still planning on that, but shhhhhhhh it's a secret!). Anyway, I was visiting a town a few hours down the road and happened to visit a store that had happy, healthy looking fish. Since so many people have been getting betta fish lately and I was getting uber jealous about it and because I really liked this fish I got him and brought him home and named him Pearl. .........he seemed more like a "Pearl" when he was in his cup. Plus, that picture is all hair and makeup. His colors are more iridescent and purple-blue in person. Anyway, he's a pretty fish........you get the point. Thanks for looking.
  13. I like buckets as the job gets done faster, but I bet a python is less messy and easier on the back.
  14. I think ranch have more of the curved back and a tucked tail whereas lion head have straighter ones. I the lines are often blurred with a lot of fish..... I'm no expert though and maybe someone else will have some more concise info. Cute fish though, congrats.
  15. So sorry to hear this, Mandy. [emoji17]
  16. Congratulations, Angie, he's beautiful!
  17. Congrats on the new fish. Redcaps are one of my very favorite fish, and it's great t see people on the forum with them.
  18. Dang! That is a beautiful betta, congratulations. Really nice photos as well.
  19. Great group of fish. Have fun with the tank upgrade.
  20. Wow, that is a stunning plant, especially form the top. I find that I really enjoy the top view of planted tank just as much as the front view. Thanks for the photos, Dan.
  21. Great video, Dan. I was surprised to see the list of plants you have in there. It doesn't look like there are that many different varieties at first glance and I can't say that I found all of them, but it was fun looking for them and the fish. That ludwigia you had mentioned in LTAF, is it the plant you can see poking out from behind the java fern?
  22. He's beautiful! Congratulations.
  23. That would s sweet! The contrast between the hair grass and the Red Temple plants is very striking. They really make Billi's colors pop. Well done.
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