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  1. Got my new imports :D got a nice surprise too...

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      So...talking about me to someone behind my back, huh? lol I posted all the photos yesterday arvo Les. They are here: http://ausaqua.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=11949

    3. Sarah

      Sarah

      Gee, Shadoh... we ALL talk about you behind your back.

      Opps, I've said too much. :P

    4. Matt_95

      Matt_95

      GEE Sarah, we wern't supposed to tell him :P

  2. I left the lids off my adult bettas jars after feeding them yesterday. I went out then came home to find Pam had jumped into my PK boy's jar and he had killed her :( Note to self: ALWAYS double check you have put lids back on...

  3. In the space of a week I have become one of those people who are crazy enough to have multiple spawns on the go :D I am in the middle of setting up the next spawn - yellow CTs. Have black dragons (3 weeks old) and "accidental" spawn of Yellow Marble PK's (approx 2 days old)

    1. kermadum

      kermadum

      Welcome to the crazy club good sir. You'll love it!!

    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      I don't really see it as extra work, until I have to jar and keep jarred juvies warm over the winter months...

    3. Pyrefly

      Pyrefly

      Thats the part I'm not looking forward to.. XD

      Ct spawn sounds exciting, that pair is stunning!

  4. This is not shaping up to be a good week. I've just gone to do today's waterchange of the barracks and Migaloo is dead :( He somehow wormed himself in between the glass divider and the opaque plastic I use to card them. Grrrrr!

    1. kermadum

      kermadum

      Oh no!! That's terrible.

    2. Sarah

      Sarah

      Oh I'm sorry Shadoh!

      That is such horrible news. :((

    3. delyall

      delyall

      Oh no! Sorry Shadoh :(

  5. <3 Great to hear. I can't wait till Saturday...... Aaaahhhhh!

  6. 12 hours to go!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 1st person to be the 100th reply on my spawn log gets a free pair of the fry when they are of age!...

    1. shadoh

      shadoh

      oops, not 1st, there can only be 1 *LOL*

    2. BettaObsessed

      BettaObsessed

      Nobody will want to make the 99th reply! lol

  8. 2 days to go.... :)

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    2. Sarah

      Sarah

      Bwhaha.. was absent mindly doing the badger dance the other day, this person (who doesn't know it)... was like what are you DOING!?!?! I'm like badgerrrrr. I was err, supposed to be doing ninja stuff. Ninjas need to have their disguises and stuff, right?

    3. Matt_95

      Matt_95

      So exiting!!!! Yep, tahnks for letting everyone know to wear ear muffs, could cause damage :P

      I was doing it on the train, very strange. Benn talking about the bettas at school to, everyone is sick of them :P

    4. shadoh

      shadoh

      ...betta, betta, betta, betta, betta, betta, betta, betta, betta, betta, betta, betta... HALFMOON, HALFMOON!

      Snail! it's a snail!....

  9. 2012 is literally ending with a bang in my fishroom. Orange HMPK pair are currently wrapping. Copper Marble HMPK pair are circling under their nest and I'm about to set up my Copper Red DTPK male with a Red DTHM female. 2013 looks to be a busy, rewarding year on the Betta front for me... Happy New Year everyone! Jarrod

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    2. plakathunter123

      plakathunter123

      sounds great jarrod let me know when u have any of the DTPK for sale:}

    3. Sarah
    4. shadoh
  10. A friend came to visit with his new girlfriend last night. He called the visit to an end after seeing the look on my face after his new girlfriend commented that only bogans kept fighter fish....

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    2. little_troppo

      little_troppo

      I agree and disagree bro before ho's but not the good ho's

      What did you tell him

    3. Hazell

      Hazell

      Thats, just plain rude, If I were her, seeing you- I'd run.. Very fast.

    4. Guest

      Guest

      grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr how dare she say that u should take her to jims and se what he says:)

  11. Ahh! Why have all my beautiful clean pastel fry been cursed with red wash? Did I offend the Betta Gods? Did I count my bettas before they hatched?

    1. Sarah

      Sarah

      Don't worry, they lost the red-wash before, they can lose it again. All part of the marbles I guess. :)

  12. AHHH! Columnaris has reared it's ugly head x-x

    1. forever_and_a_day
    2. les

      les

      Shizza! I hope its not in the spawn tanks

      Cheers

      Les

    3. shadoh

      shadoh

      It was my new Orange HMPK female after I pulled her out of the spawn tank (and the male ate 90%of the eggs) she seems to be responding to treatment and male showing no signs of disease :)

  13. Ahhh! My black lace crowntail male died today... :(

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    2. Sarah

      Sarah

      That's good. Can you get a male without another female, or are you going to buy a new pair, and have a backup female?

    3. Hood

      Hood

      That is lucky... do you have a replacement partner for the female?

    4. shadoh

      shadoh

      No, not yet. Keeping an eye out though.

  14. Ahhh!!! 4th juvie this week to blow out his tail!!!

    1. Hood

      Hood

      Having a bad run mate?

  15. All fish removed from barracks to bare bottom jars. Just found my yellow dragon female dead. Same as the others - no symptoms, water parameters perfect. Although they are in barracks, the water is not filtered via a sump, so they don't share water

    1. Sarah

      Sarah

      Oh Shadoh! That is such.. so horrible. Was the sand in with her?? If so.. you should take it OUT. Good they don't share water. I wonder what it is.

    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      All the fish have been in with the sand for the past couple of months, so I had assumed it was safe. Last couple of weeks I have had a brown algae appear in the barracks and have been scrubbing that off every couple of days. All my fish are now safely in jars until I can empty, clean and sterilize the barracks. Going to keep the floor bare from now on. Easier to keep clean anyway.

    3. Sarah

      Sarah

      Yeah, bare bottom is easier to clean. I would blame that brown algae. Good luck, I hope it won't strike again.

  16. Almost lost yet another of my juvies. Mr Lavender jumper the barrier into Jeckle's barrack and shredded him severely. I've lowered water levels to prevent it hapenning again and hoping that Jeckle will pull through and heal.

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      He seems to be more like himself today. Just have to wait for him to heal... Mr Lavender is sold, but I am "babysitting" him until Cathy comes back from holidays up north. I get to enjoy him for an extra 3 weeks!

    3. Sarah

      Sarah

      That's good to hear - both about Jeckle, and fishsitting. :))

    4. Hood

      Hood

      Hope he comes good for you mate. No-one likes losing fish.

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      This is so much better than the original...

    3. Sarah

      Sarah

      This makes me wonder what Jarrod does in his non-fish time..

    4. shadoh

      shadoh

      What? do people have non-fish time? Who are they and what do they do?

  17. Big day ahead tomorrow. Jarring up the biggest fry, moving all remaining babies to my 4ft tank to grow out, then setting up my next pair to spawn!

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    2. Sarah

      Sarah

      That's no fair.. can we have a clue? Pretty pleaseee??? With a cherry on top. :P

    3. shadoh

      shadoh

      A clue...hmmm... let's see... They are bettas :P

      OK it is my black lace crowntail and my black dragon female (Tara).

    4. Sarah

      Sarah

      Sounds great! Thanks for sharing.. see when you add a cherry you always get a really good clue. ;P

  18. Can't see a single fry in the tank... Going to try not to panic and see what tomorrow brings...

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      Still can't see a single fry. I know some could be hiding, but I know my setup and know I should be able to at least see a couple of fry swimming around.

      PS FlameDragon: Too late for the greys, I'm afraid... Shaved off my beard a few weeks ago to hide the fact it was turning grey... lol

    3. GoldenGirl13

      GoldenGirl13

      So maybe I should shave my head...hmmmm...NOPE. Don't stress maybe just shy

    4. GoldenGirl13

      GoldenGirl13

      Disregard last just read spawn log, sorry xx

  19. Did you pick up the new fish? :D

  20. Don't apologise. Looks like my crazy taste of music has rubbed off...lol

  21. Eric, the father of my current spawn died sometime today. Same as my crowntail earlier this week. No symptoms, water parameters fine. I'm getting worried. I've never used sand as a substrate before and i'm starting to worry it has something to do with it...

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      Not that it should make a difference in this warmer weather, but I discovered I had left the heater off after yesterdays water change...

    3. Bettarazzi

      Bettarazzi

      Go with your gut. If you suspect the sand, remove it.

    4. somchai2500

      somchai2500

      I go with bettarazzi on this..The quality of sand being River or Ocean., has a lot of undesirable elements that can not be tested for. Including some forms of algae that are toxic. Case in point is the Brown Algae bloom that remains dormant in a dry state and has devastated NZ rivers.

  22. Finally got my betta breeding mojo back!!!!!!!!

    1. DenningA.Rajit

      DenningA.Rajit

      Congrats! Can't wait for update and photos of new spawns.

  23. FInished making dividers to house 4 of the 8 new arrivals on Saturday!!! ...can you tell I'm excited???? lol

    1. Matt_95

      Matt_95

      I need to get my barracks fixed before mine arrive eek! I figured out how I need to do it, just need the weld on :)

    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      I was going to fix the dividers onto the aquarium glass, but find that they are snug enough of a fit to stay in place. The gravel holds the bottom in place too. got an internal filter with a spraybar in there. Water movement isn't affecting the dividers either :)

    3. Pyrefly

      Pyrefly

      What are you using for dividers Jarrod?

      A little jealous! Don't think mine will be coming until next shipment, now :(

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