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About maddzvk

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  • Birthday September 10

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  • Gender Female
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  • Currently Breeding Yes, Bettas & Other Species
  • Interests shrimp,
    bettas (fancies and wilds)
    general tropical :)

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  1. maddzvk added a post in a topic: LB20150624 : Blue Crowntail Pair   

    ​pretty good. most are over a cm
    the runts have just had a growth spurt this past week and they are eating grindals now as well.
    small spawn but come jarring thats what i prefer.
    a few light bodies but most are dark.
    ​yeah freaked out cause i was like oh god how are the supposed to half an inch oh wait that in 3 more weeks!
    false alarm actually going ok.
    yes he is.
    hes still just as feisty and flary as the day i got him too
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  2. maddzvk added a post in a topic: LB20150624 : Blue Crowntail Pair   

    Thats excellent news. there have been so many beautiful fish dqd for size so that sounds like it will be an vast improvement.

    Progressing well enough on there not a scrap of live food diet.
     I had a moment of panic they were stunted then realized they are smack bang on two weeks so barely being half a cm isnt a problem for some reason i was rounding them up to almost a month old and wondering why they were so far below the 0.6-0.8 size expectation at a month old.
    Nope. they are 2 weeks old
    All of them are between 0.3-0.5cm so on trend for now.
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  3. maddzvk added a post in a topic: ASV July meeting (plant night)   

    It's July and time for the yearly plant night!
    This year 3 tanks will be set up in 3 distinctive styles:
    *Adrian - of exotic aquatic and ADA glory -
    Will be setting up a 'nature' style aquascape
    *John Lenegan - of EDAS and ANGFA - will be setting up a biotype style aqaurium
    * and lastly Eddie Tootal - 7 times winner/place getter for the EDAS cyril callam trophy- will be setting up a dutch style aquarium.
    All plants have been provided by the EDAS - plant study group.
    Plus all the usual fixtures:
    Flash-a-Plant with Eddie
    Table Show
    --> Large Tropicals: Non-rainbow natives
    --> Small Tropical: Tetras
    --> Goldfish: Orandas and shubunkins
    --> Plants: Ferns and Pogostemons
    --> Bettas: Plakats
    Trading Table
    Question Time
    Door Prize and
    SUPPER !
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  4. maddzvk added a post in a topic: LB20150624 : Blue Crowntail Pair   


    This is the sire the day I got him.
    He's from an LFS I don't usually visit.
    But halfmoon spread, even reduction and nice colour with limited redwash (ventrals darn)
    With the bargain price of $15 for the pair and a decent match in store same day 
    He convinced me I should really give CT's a proper go.


    I got her the same day I got the boy,
    she's more of a comb than and full blown crown, but she's feisty.

    This pairs been chilling while I set up a tank for them in the **in progress*** fish garage
    They've been regularly flared, fed live food the whole time.
    Once the boy was in his own tank he had a few days to establish his territory, a couple of supervised flare sessions and then finally some in tank dates 
    once the lady was in the tank it didnt take him long either. 
    On his second or third date  in tank with lady they got down to business.
    Less than an hour after releasing her and staring into our other tanks with cursery glances the pair was ok
     I said hey James can you pack the lady away and James said away or out there's eggs. --> 24/06/15
    Oh that's a tad unexpected but welcome. lady out and fed, minor damage to her.
    Dad was doting and wonderful plenty hatched.
    I'm tossing up what to do food wise
    Setting up a BBS hatchery is a bit of an issue right now
    so they are actually on liquid fry, betta starter and decaps bbs (so 0 live food)
    3 times a day with 15L added over the last week, cleaning the bottom for waste each day as well.
    They are also progressing really well, all are swimming well and staying at the top of the tank among the frogbit.
    No deaths, everyone is active and eating and they are doing well with my not quite as careful as they could be waterchanges.
    I'm feeling really motivated and optimistic with them 
    it's a race against the clock but hopefully with the water changes and feeding schedule I've been doing and an abundance of tanks and water for them,
    if they stay this healthy I may be able to get a few up to size by the September show. (wishful thinking perhaps but just under 3 months it is possible...)
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  5. maddzvk added a post in a topic: Dumbo spawn attempt 1   

    Pretty sure this spawn is ALL OVER FACEBOOK.
    They look wonderful and they've travelled far (4? states).
    Remember to keep a few aside for yourself or for the show in September!!
    Would love to see some Aussie bred enlarged pectorals with nice form and colour
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  6. maddzvk added a post in a topic: some of our endler hybrids...   

    The pink platinums have been looking wonderful lately
    In two tanks at the moment so the Juvies are growing up well and the adults are doing adult things (babies many many babies).

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  7. maddzvk added a post in a topic: VIctoria Betta Meet - July 25th 2015   

    Event is at-->
    Saturday, 25 July 2015, 12:30 - 16:30.
    Special interstate guest and also the last meeting before the September international show.
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  8. maddzvk added a post in a topic: Conditioning & dating has started with....   

    this pair is gonna have such beautiful babies.....
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  9. maddzvk added a post in a topic: some of our endler hybrids...   

    any pics yet??
    may take a few more pics soon.
    Theres french blues etc in boronia so why not
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  10. maddzvk added a post in a topic: Wild types   

    we still are
    waiting on a few new additions too
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  11. maddzvk added a post in a topic: b. smaragdina fry   

    ahah always good finding ebtter way to do tyhings liek take photots.
    fry look they are going well
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  12. maddzvk added a post in a topic: First spawn this time round   

    she looks to have 4+ branching so i think your right about being a super delta.
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  13. maddzvk added a post in a topic: My bettas <3   

    the mustard gas and the butterfly are pretty nice.

    Id also say they are both halfmoons
    i dont think they are particularly rosetailed.
    the finnage has a few over laps but overall the edges are clean and even and finnage looks pretty good lengthwise
    rosetail/feathertail when bred alot tends towards scalloped edges and the anal tends to be short and anal super long which can look super unbalanced.

    your boys dont display them traits though
    id just say they are quite well finned
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  14. maddzvk added a post in a topic: Tis breeding season   

  15. maddzvk added a post in a topic: First spawn this time round   

    some great photos!
    when colour develops depends on the colours
    irids will pop up pretty early (as you can see) yellows for example take a bit longer though
    what are you expecting from the spawn?
    and what fin type is mum? cant see her too well in the bottle
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  1. maddzvk

    3 for 3 this weekend. now eggs....please become tails and swimmers please :)

    1. maddzvk

      only two to freeswimming ah well better than none :P

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  2. maddzvk » Brenton


    1. maddzvk

      wheres that sweet as chart that had the fish pictures and genetics/colour descriptions

      eg yellows, blacks,blues grouped together with things like metallic modifiers, dragoning, opaques etc added in steps ....

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  3. maddzvk

    7 fancy spawns on the go plus wilds :) 2014 and breeedig mojo is go

  4. maddzvk

    first spawn of 2014 already!!! come at us 2014 show year :P

    1. detour

      wtg ! wishing you luck for the year :).

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    2. maddzvk

      boy was stupid. ate the eggs ah well we have 4 fancy spawns growing out plus the wilds :)

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  5. maddzvk » Wild Nut

    james told me off for not saying ahppy birthday when we saw you yesterday so ill say it today

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  6. maddzvk

    slowly building up wilds... feels a bit like pokemon! gotta catch em all!!!

    1. Neffy

      Im starting to get the wild bug after seing ur persephone, then i was looking at all other types i could "catch" as well haha

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    2. maddzvk

      its contagious i swear. and you think you dont like one species and then a few months later you turn into a cooing idiot over the same fish :P

      even ness said shed go som taeniata possibly (simplex/picta complex)

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    3. maddzvk

      ashs persephone photos are also stunning youll see what i mean about them looking a lovely dark green colour vs blue in person

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  7. maddzvk

    Come at us syd-naayyyy!

    gonna visit jims wonderland of bettas(and buy like 100) then off to Sydney splendens