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

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  1. Welcome to the forum Herman. Unless you know exactly what traits both the male and female are carrying it will be hard to predict what you will get. But the best way to understand what traits are being carried is to actually breed the fish and observe the results. Hopefully the parents will survive and you have the chance to try different crossings as well. But even if they don’t you can continue working with the offspring to build your line.
  2. Not sure who the breeders are in Perth.
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    Welcome Ringga. Hope you find some good information here.
  4. Hi Dionysus. Welcome. Which city are you in?
  5. Hi, I'm just looking for knowledge bout betta here.

  6. Welcome Alex. The Aquarium Society of Victoria have a sub-group called Victoria Betta. Unfortunately neither have held any events since covid. The ASV normally meet every 2 months in Clifton Hill. VicBetta normally run 1 or 2 events a year.
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    Welcome Aquamoss. Hope you find some useful information here.
  8. As far as I can tell from the photos you’re probably correct in your assessment of fin rot. He may also have velvet but I’d need a much closer photo particularly around the head. I honestly can’t remember if Furan also treats velvet but if it doesn’t you would want to give the poor guy a little rest for at least a week before starting on more medications. Just so his organs can recover a bit. Not losing his appetite is a good sign. Velvet requires light thrive so I would cover his tank completely with a towel making it’s a total blackout in there. This will also help him sleep and rest. It’s fine to unwrap and check on him as many times as you like. Just cover up again. Try to remove poop as quickly as possible. Just suck it out with a turkey baster or similar. Uneaten food should be removed immediately. I’d watch him while he eats and remove anything still left after 5-10 minutes. Let us know how he gets on.
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    Hi Angie. Welcome. This is pretty quiet these days. But please do ask away and I’ll my best to respond as quickly as possible.
  10. Hi Scott. I’m Michael. Welcome to the forum. And welcome back to the hobby. I think it’s great that you’re involving your kids. I was introduced to the hobby when I was 12 but didn’t have a mentor with any knowledge at all. It was basically, here’s a tank and a box of old equipment, do what you like. There was a shop only a 20 minute walk away from my home. My best friend (who lived a couple of doors away) and I spent so much time and most of our pocket money there. I think we stripped that tank and redecorated it nearly every week. I doubt the filter ever made it through a cycle. It was the best time of my life. But I do laugh now when I think about how clueless I was. Shops should be able to order killies from the wholesaler but the quality might be hit and miss. The varieties will also be limited. You should join the Killifish Australia group on Facebook. Serkan Alasya is in that group. He’s been the most consistent breeder of killies in Australia for at least 30 years if not longer. He’s the absolutely best person in the country to get you going with killies. Based in Canberra. I’m not a fan of importing specifically selected bettas. But this is the way people get exactly what they want. It’s expensive and there’s no guarantee those fish will breed. The fish looking a lot different from the photos is also a common complaint. I’ve spent thousands of dollars on imported fish and have nothing to show for it except regret. It’s far better I feel to keep trying with local breeders and shops. Brisbane Betta Breeders are the most active club at the moment and most likely able to get a decent pair in your hands. I’m also looking at getting back into breeding bettas and I’ll be starting with the Brisbane folk and scouring local shops. The shops order fish from the wholesaler sight unseen which is why the quality is so variable. It’s not that the wholesaler doesn’t have good bettas. Females are still an issue though. Nano Tanks Australia in Sydney is worth having a chat with for both killies and bettas. They’re used to dealing with customers from around the country and have a particular interest in niche species. But they are a shop and there are limitations. Good luck with the search and please let us know how you get on. This forum is so quiet these days it would be nice to get it going again.
  11. Welcome Akrosfer. Good luck with the breeding efforts.
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    Betta Mama

    Hi Dan. Welcome. Those tumours are common on metallic bettas. I’ve not had much luck curing them however I’ve had bettas live quite a while with similar tumours. I can’t see the rust you’re referring to. Velvet has a rusty appearance. If it is velvet then treat with half teaspoon salt per 10 litres of water, turn off the lights and cover the tank to block out light.
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    Welcome KB5. Sounds like you’re off to a great start.
  14. Welcome Sass. Sounds like you’re hooked good and proper.
  15. Go ahead and ask questions. We’re going a bit slow right now. But the only way to get things back to the way they were is for people to post.
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