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Bettarazzi last won the day on April 11 2021

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About Bettarazzi

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  • Birthday June 9

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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. Love the first one. Well done on restraining yourself while you get set up 😛
  2. Welcome Betta Boy! Love a good yellow!
  3. Never seen these in Australia. Not sure if they’re an allowed import.
  4. Welcome Amber. Yes always interested in money saving ideas.
  5. Yeah I think they might be fairly old. I'm really not that clear on what they're meant to look like. Google brings up quite a variety.
  6. I’ve just started working with bottom sword Vienna Emerald types.
  7. Welcome to the forum Phlebo. Betta genetics are fascinating. For me it’s also been a lot easier to understand than guppy genetics.
  8. Actually I think the video did load after all. It’s not showing a thumbnail but I can click it to play. @Trashlass keep an eye on those neons. I had some neons completely shred the fins of one of my males once.
  9. Congrats on no Facebook. You’re not missing much. As I said they can’t openly sell fish on Facebook so it’s not always clear who’s got fish available. Definitely not like they put up a list. I'm really only familiar with the shops near me, which are Amazing Amazon in Glen Waverley and Hi Fin Aquarium in Mount Waverley. Both look after their bettas well. They’re in decent sized tanks with filtration. But just because the bettas are in cups doesn’t necessarily mean they have a terrible life. Shops with really high turnover might only have the bettas for a short time before sale. For me there
  10. Hi there Trashlass. Welcome to the forum. I think I saw in the Melbourne Betta Breeders group on Facebook that a couple people had spawns. The problem is you have to be careful how you ask on Facebook because talking about buying or selling live animals wil cause the group to be shutdown. You could try sending individuals a private message. I saw a beautiful little white halfmoon male at Amazing Amazon on the weekend. It’s worth scouring the shops. You never know what gems you might find. What colours and tail types are you particularly fond of?
  11. Sometimes fishkeeping doesn’t quite look like you expected. But here’s a tip that I really need to record for myself more than anything—get Bunnings (or whichever hardware store you use) to cut your wood for you. Unless you’re a skilled carpenter with all the tools and knowledge on how to use them, you’ll save yourself a lot of hassle. After cutting all the bits I’d bought I discover I needed more. This time I used their cutting service. He did in 10 minutes what would have taken me a month of Sundays. Doing it myself with only a handheld power saw takes so long to setup, measure, clamp, measu
  12. Here’s a quick and dirty video I took the other day. The drawers under the workbench and the shelves over the sink are recent improvements. But you can see how much more work needs to be done. It was a stinking hot day in Melbourne today and I didn’t get as much cutting done as I’d hoped. Firstly I didn’t realise how hot it was going to get. Although I was out of bed at 8am. I spent the morning doing the regular fishroom chores. I had the idea that I would clear a shelf that needed a board, cut it, attach, seal it, wait for it to dry, shift the things back on it, clear the
  13. Planning on doing a fair bit of work in the fishroom this weekend. Went to Bunnings yesterday to get all the MDF I’ll need for the racks that still don’t have a shelf. Even though the tanks fit fine on the rails it makes it hard when you want to move tanks around. As you pull a tank away there’s nothing to support it but your hands. Also with a board on the rails you can put smaller tanks in that spot if you want. MDF is highly toxic so a mask is mandatory. It also not tolerant of water so will need to be sealed. I’m being given a 4ft tank today that I’m planning on using as a sump for a recir
  14. Wow! How slack am I? My last post in this thread was 24/07/2013 and I never took the final photos. Of course "final" is completely misleading. It just means the point where I had to stop building and start fishkeeping. So let's do a bit of catch up on what's been happening in here. I did finish the final central rack and it held my beanie boxes for jarring males. I did not set up a recirculating filtration system for the beanie boxes. So I just had to do individual water changes and we all know how tough that is. I had planned to set up two big tubs for ageing water. This did not get done
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