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    Chadstone, VIC
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    Yes, Bettas
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    Advancing the betta hobby in Australia.

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  1. Welcome BettaGalore. Great to have a scientist in the group.
  2. Rainbow tank would be awesome. There are a few shops that will send fish and plants to you in the mail. You want to go with the really experienced ones. Allfish2u is in Kingswood NSW. They do a lot of shipping.
  3. Hi Jessy, Welcome. Yeah 2 litres is pretty small. A lot of breeders do use small containers but they have the experience manage water quality and detect problems early. I usually use small containers when I'm breeding but my current spawn doesn't have many males and I managed to fit them all into slightly larger 6 L containers. This allows me to have more time in between water changes. What I'm saying is that the shop assistant didn't give you the full story (they may not have known better). I suspect your female is cold. Small containers generally don't have room for a heater. So unless you're keeping it in a warm room (24-26 deg C), this is likely to be the problem. Even in summer, the overnight temperatures could be a lot lower than ideal. You should check her carefully to make sure she hasn't caught velvet. This will look like a fine yellowish-gold dust. It can be difficult to see depending on the colour of the fish. My recommendation is that you get a larger tank, say around the 20 L mark. This will have room for a heater and filter, and you can even add a couple of companion fish. But don't add any other fish until you are happy this one has settled down. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  4. What happened with this tank? Did you end up going for cichlids?
  5. Bettarazzi

    Hello

    Hi Simon. Welcome. Yeah clown loaches are great. I haven’t kept any in a long time but I do remember the sleeping upside down thing.
  6. Welcome Griff! How big is the tank? And what kind of fish are you generally interested in? You could do a nice planted display if it also came with lights.
  7. Bettarazzi

    Summer Plans...

    Amazing how resilient they are. Would never dare try that in Melbourne.
  8. Love the crowntail plans. I've unfortunately lost my recently purchased crowntail females. I'll have to find more.
  9. The fry are doing alright. It's actually time to start thinning them out. There are some with deformities which need to be removed. Some of the swim bladder problems have resolved themselves which is going to make it harder to do the cull. I started weaning them off bbs about 10 days ago and I think they might be ok to go completely on NLS Grow pellets.
  10. It seems the old Photobucket hosted pics are appearing again. Not sure what's going on.
  11. Hello from Melbourne. Thanks for the pics! Tank looks awesome. You need a little person standing next to it to give us a sense of scale. This forum has had a predominance of betta keepers on it but most of us keep or are interested in other fish. After all, every betta breeder needs a monster fish to dispatch the ugly ones lol. We encourage discussion on any species. In the Coffee Shop forum people discuss whatever the hell they like. Well... we try to avoid hugely controversial topics.
  12. I haven't kept geos. They are beautiful fish but probably too big for my setup. Largest tank I have is a 3 foot 😄 Would love to see a pic of your 6x2x2. A tank that size would take up half my fish room hahaha.
  13. That’s really interesting. I didn’t realise that about Brisbane tap water.
  14. Yay for crown tails. Need more self-bred crowntails in the shows.
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