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Mythicbetta

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About Mythicbetta

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  • Birthday 04/24/1962

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  1. Mythicbetta

    New Specialty Betta Store

    Hey someone, Amen to having more time, more sleep and not so many fish.......you deserve it, you've been a legend. Good luck with the new gig, I hope it all works out the way you want. Cheers & Best wishes Jane
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    my bubble boy

    Hey Peta & Eric, Welcome to the forum. Bubble nests are a great indicator of a happy betta ( as is a good appetite) Your pretty boy is a royal blue, black head(unmasked) VT with a little red wash on the caudal and red ventrals. It's very sad, but you've found out first hand how much misinformation is out there about the needs of bettas..........many of the LPS's people don't even know these are tropical fish. Anyway, welcome and have fun Cheers
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    Bottom dweller for small tank

    Hey Marianne, Nice looking tank - Here's a few ideas: If you like corys a trio or 4sum of C.Aeneas ( bronze/albino/) or peppers/panda/juli cory or 4-6 C.Pygmaeus (dwarf)would be good - you could possibly fit a few more pygmaeus in than 6 and they are just like full size corys and spawn fairly easily in the corrrect conditions. You could also try Otocinclus catfish, they are nocturnal feeders and prefer to be in schools of 4-6 average out at about 5cm fully grown and they like algae I don't know about killi needs/habbits, but another possibility is shrimp - and they are pretty active little souls Cheers
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    Egg Eater

    If you are going to do the fatherless hatch drop the water before the fry emerge then you won't suck any up, the closer to the surface they are without expending all their energy the easier it will be for them and it'll increase the survival potential. Also be on the look out for fungused eggs a pair of tweezers comes in handy for getting them out of the tank asap before the fungus spreads. Good luck
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    Hi from sydney

    G'day and welcome :anyone:
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    Hi from brissi

    G'day and welcome :anyone:
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    Ahem cough cough

    :o Happy Birthday Deb :cheer:
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    black dragon

    Yep! one with lots & lots & lots of tail.......he had recurring fin rot and died from it . I found him happiest when he was in a barrack ( 15x30x18cm) with Java Moss, val for him to sit on and a peep hole to eyeball his neighbour. Vitamins also helped. Cheers
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    Clown Loach and Betta Fry

    Loaches on line is a great resource I wouldn't put clownies in with very small fry as they're omniverous so anything small enough to fit in their mouth is fair game and favoured foods are snails, blackworm, bloodworms, small bits of prawns for the larger fish, so tiny fry could become a tasty snack and clownies have large appetites. They should be fine with larger fry. On their own they can get very stressed and succumb to Ick which can kill them pretty quick. They're scaleless so meds must be diluted and they don't tolerate high salt concentrations. Actually they're very similar to cory's in needs, care and habitat. Take care when you try to catch them they are lightening fast and slippery as eels and they panic! And they have 2 thick barbs located under their eyes which they will extend when frightened, which will often get caught in the mesh fish nets, and these bloody hurt if they stick into you. Catching them is very stressful to them I had 2 larger ones keel over and die after being caught.........they weren't injured just over stressed. Something else to think about they can live a long time and can get very very large and bulky, Like your Logan. something else they like "flow" in their water unlike fighters. Just some thoughts, Jane
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    Missing Cory

    Fighters, checkout http://www.planetcatfish.com/ or http://www.corysrus.com/ for info on corydoras. If you treat as any other tropical and not a scavenger you'll find they do very well and their antics quirky, funny and very rewarding. They are absolutely non-aggressive and very peaceful so in a community situation make sure they've plenty of places to hide. They prefer softly lit conditions or "shady" areas to escape and will hide if they feel threatened. They prefer a min group of 3 but will schoal in larger groups and at times behave a bit like sheep - if 1 does they all do Cory's are omniverous oppertunistic feeders, so they will munch on any carcase. Mine get mixed foods, bloodowrms, dried blackworm or live as a treat, NLS-Grow, normal algae/spiralina chips and Sera Catfish Chips, Vipachips,Viformo tabs and the occasional bit of zucchini - like any fish a varied mixed diet is best. Mine reward me every 3-4 weeks after a big water change with a mating display and 200-300 eggs. Oh and don't forget they're like scaleless fish they don't tolerate high salt concentrations or most meds. Wth the exception of the Waterlife products, everything needs to be diluted down 60:40. They are also susceptible to whitespot/velvet under the same stimulant conditions that fighters get it and it can be a real bugger to spot especially if they're the "albino" variety. hope this helps. Jane
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    oscars hungry

    Maybe he was trying to love you , and he just got carried away A hug could be a bit difficult, given your size -you just wouldn't fit in the tank either that or he needs a bone of his own to chew on :lol:
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    Thailand Shipment delayed

    Thanks someone the info's much appreciated. :cheer:
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    Help! my cory's are spawning

    It seems the first batch of eggs ( laid 15/7/08) belong solely to the "bronze" trio and the albino female & her Bronze males mated yesterday(16/07/08) and dropped me another bundle. So I decided to remove some eggs from the 2nd spawning and dump them into the same hatching tank as the first, - Well if they were going to be so accomodating I may as well take advantage of it, mighten I 24hrs between siblings no biggie. You can probably imagine the look on my face when upon opening the "cory incubation ward" I find the first lot of eggs fungused someone didn't remove all the unfertilised eggs *dumb, dumb, dumb* So I decided that I'd best get to and see if I could save any from the fist batch.. Of course after putting the 2nd batch into the water......... here I am separating fungus from little hard but fragile & easily squished pin sized eggs *it's now 11:15pm and it's been a looong day* and I'm playing with fungus balls , mmmmm yummy?? ..........but wait there's more.......... What the hell is that??? Oh great , more contamination in the tank these wiggly "mozzie larvae thingies" Bugger!!! I hope these eggies can hang on till tomorrow I really am not up for a tank clean & water change at 11:30pm!! As you can probabley visualize I pretty bleary eyed by now and damn me theres more of these wiggly things wizzing around the tank - my thoughts *Great, just great playing in fungus and bugs at some unholy hour of hte night! Just to add to the picture I'm separating the fungus from the eggs with my fingernails - Yes I know it's gross but they're the only manipulable sharp thing I trust myself with at this hour. Damn me I wish these eggs would stop wiggling whilst I'm trying to peel them free.....Arrgh it's hatching on my finger........**Oh stuff a duck they're hatchlings. Yep cory hatchlings** - Well 5 days to hatch??? somebody shoulda told these little "wigglers" !!! As of this morning all the recovered, fungus removed eggs have hatched Just a couple of baby photos ( if they'll load ) http://s260.photobucket.com/albums/ii24/my...%20baby%20pics/ cheers
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    Help! my cory's are spawning

    B'razzi, have you ever tried to catch these buggers? They're like greased lightening and especially living in a jungle tank........The 6 adults share their 60x30x30 with 3 khuli's, a hillstream loach and about 20million snails which just won't die and a jungle weed that fills half the tank!! I'll try to post a photo. * Catfish enthusiast's advice..... move the eggs it's apiece of cake* Move the eggs - piece of cake, I can do that Moving the eggs was not an easier proposition - the little bugers had them everywhere..........on or under almost every surface........what a pain they're so sticky at one point I looked like I had lots of little warts all over my fingers. Eventually got about 85% into the fish net and have set up a bare bottomed hatching tank with 50%. new water and 50% from the tank........which meant another fresh water addition to the main tank and now the other female has gone all broody. 5-7 days before hatching..........now I wait...... Thanks everyone for all your suggestions & help. Cheers Jane
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    Balok Lace Black Orchid Crowntail

    I haven't reviewed on this forum before and was a little concerned about being too critical and upsetting people - but this is the sort of assessment that I give my fish either those that I buy or those that I keep as potential breeder stock and some people don't really take kindly to this sort of assessment.....ie "you're picking my betta to pieces" and get cross or hurt. I guess I just didn't want to tread on toes. Your right B'razzi he does look a bit light-on but I kinda put that down to the photo and sort of ignored that I think I need a bit more work as a judge Sometimes thinning rays are a result of calcium and mineral defficiency.I've noticed that some of my imports, seem to suffer from thinning rays - it may have to do with the water GH or quality that they were grown in, which like ours is not "pure perfect water".Recently I've started using "Seachem Fresh Trace" which is a mineral additive in my water, it would seem to be somewhat like "Geo-Liquid" which at the time I started looking was a bit hard to obtain. I've found that it really helps with the thinning rays - it's not immediate but the rays show a thickening over time..............maybe I'm just seeing what I want to see Anyway it could be worth a try. Cheers Jane
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