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  1. OK. Too boring on here today - nobody posting. Back to the wii.... (sorry Busman. LOL)

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      All salamanders are BF, but not all BF are salamanders. http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?/topic/286993-what-makes-a-betta-a-salamander/

    3. Sarah

      Sarah

      Aaahh... interesting!

      Thanks Shadoh!!

    4. Matt_95

      Matt_95

      No it didn't look like a salamander from memory, it was just a light yellow.

  2. Not having a good day. My 16y/o cat, Sylvester is in a bad way. He is displaying the same symptoms my other elderly cat did this time last year. She had a failed liver and had to be put down. Going to the vet at 11. Wish us luck...

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    2. GoldenGirl13
    3. shadoh

      shadoh

      Thanks guys. He's eaten his first meal in 3 days and has managed to keep it down so far... Had a couple of BIG drinks of water today, so I don't have to syringe water down his throat to keep him hydrated any more. Early days, but looks like the antibiotics are working.

    4. Rhysmachine101

      Rhysmachine101

      Good news, then, Shadoh. Hope he is still going well.

  3. Heckle and Jeckle have changed overnight from peaceful synchronized swimmers to a tag team killing squad. I just found a dead fry with obvious battle wounds and caught the little buggars attacking another. Poor thing now only has 1 ray of dorsal left. The killer twins have been jarred!

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    2. Sarah

      Sarah

      Maybe you could put them in their own tank (if you have one to spare) and watch them carefully. Though I would be worried that sooner or later they would be "big Bettas" and not like each other at all.

      I had two females like H&J, they got really depressed when they were apart. I thought it kinda creepy, so slowly weened them apart, and I'm glad I did as one was killed by a male. At least H&J can see each other, that ought to count as something.

    3. shadoh

      shadoh

      LOL... I didn't want to go to the tank one day and discover they had turned on one another. Besides, this means they will grow with pristine finnage... Sorry Sarah, tank space is pretty tight at the moment, so coke bottle torture chambers it is until they get bigger...

    4. Sarah

      Sarah

      Too bad. They'll just have to suffer. :P

  4. OK, so who bought the new pair of Pink Carnations from someone? You have to be quick around here! :)

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      Somehow I knew you wouldn't stop at 1 pair! Congrats :)

    3. fishish

      fishish

      lol I had to restrain from more than two ;)

    4. shadoh

      shadoh

      Yeah, I remember the only thing that was stopping me buying more last visit to JL was the contents (or lack there of) of my bank balance...

  5. Moving the fry into the 4ft tank was the best thing I could have done! In just 3 days, colours have intensified and by comparing pics taken Friday, visable fin growth on my 2 hopefuls!!!

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      When I woke up this morning, I was confused as to why I wasn't in the fish room. This is really getting out of hand!

    3. Sarah

      Sarah

      Aww.. I've had dreams in the past with huge nests, lots of fry.. waking up - WHERE ARE THEY?!?!

      Though my tanks are actually in my room, so I didn't need to go far. :)

    4. fishish
  6. 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.

  7. 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:)

  8. So annoyed right now. One of my boys (Eric, father of my current spawn) jumped his barrier into the barrack of my yellow HM dragon girl. Must have happened during last nights water change. Now my girls fins are shredded and I was planning on setting her up with my multi HM boy this weekend... GRR!

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      I've decided to hold off and wait until the yellow dragon female has healed. I'm going to put Tara with my black orchard CT male instead...

    3. paul

      paul

      Noice - what colour combo on the black orchid?

    4. shadoh
  9. Put another pair in 2nd spawn tank. Hopefully this time tomorrow I will have 2 nests full of eggs!

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      Maybe that's what happened to my fry - they dissolved in water...lol

    3. Sarah

      Sarah

      AHHH... DID A SARAH!?!

      :( The male ate them..

    4. shadoh

      shadoh

      Was that before or after they dissolved? ROFL... Sorry Sarah, this is serious. I hope he doesn't eat ur next lot

  10. Yes! I have a yellow fry!

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      I haven't heard that before Sarah. I would say it would be more a case of NR being harder to produce. I guess we'll find out soon enough if I have a yellow boy :)

    3. Sarah

      Sarah

      Cool. Hopefully you will have a nice yellow male & female. :)

      I think I read that somewhere on Betta Talk.. but I'm not quite sure. Something about how any breeder will be super impressed if you bred yellows. I'll look into it. :)

    4. Sarah

      Sarah

      Sorry, I've been looking heaps, but cannot find it. :(

  11. Just found out I'm not getting 2 pairs of bettas I have ordered until NEXT shipment due to floods and landslides in the breeders hometown.

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    2. Hood

      Hood

      That sucks mate. How long till next shipment? How goes all your fish anyway mate? I hope all is well. ;)

    3. shadoh

      shadoh

      All is well here mate. New fry in the spawn tank, new imports on the way. They ones that were held up will probably get here in just over a month...

    4. Hood

      Hood

      Good to here you fry in the tank mate!

      So once you finally get your new imports, how long will it have actually been waiting now? I 'spose the wait will make it all the more worthwhile, 'eh?

  12. Just when I thought I didn't have any fish left from my Jewel Box Spawn, out swims a short tailed male I have never seen before from the depths of the castle in the growout tank! He's a grizzled sky blue/purple. I am sure I can pair him up with just about any of his sisters and get some nice fry! I am so happy right now - off to clean out the spawn tank and start on F1. Will call this lot the Sky Jewels : )

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    2. Matt_95

      Matt_95

      His tail is alot longer now, not as long as a normal SD though. I just saw him, he looks really nice :)

    3. shadoh

      shadoh

      Photos? lol...

    4. Matt_95

      Matt_95

      Yes I will get photos, I've been grounded for like 3 ish weeks and have been sneeking on my iPod. Do you know how hard it was to smuggle Sarah those photos? I'm home alone tomorrow though so I will go abit crazy taking them :P

  13. Why can't I be strong enough not to buy whenever I go to Fishchicks?

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      Let me know what you are after and I can keep my eye out on the day I work ;)

    3. Lilly

      Lilly

      How many fish do you have now Shadoh? I've been curious... Heheh. I'm glad that marble dragon pair had red rather than yellow, that's all that saved me from leaping on them.

    4. shadoh

      shadoh

      About 6 breeding pairs and 3 spawns of different sizes and ages growing out :)

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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?

  14. My cat, Sylvester died tonight. RIP little man...

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      Thanks guys. He was getting on - 16. He was with me through 3 moves, several breakups and always managed to put a smile on my face. He will be sadly missed

    3. Hood

      Hood

      I'm glad to here you got a solid 16 years out of your friend mate...However I know I would be absolutely devastated if my cat died!! My condolences mate!

    4. Abby

      Abby

      aww sorry to hear it Jarrod.

  15. Just when I'm trying hard to be good, someone posts some new videos!!! Note to self: Must not but lavender BF Giant HMPK

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    2. Matt_95

      Matt_95

      I didn't see teh apache's in store but I saw them on youtube, the blue one would be good to cross into your jewel box strain :P

    3. shadoh

      shadoh

      The blue marble dragon is on hold already!

    4. Matt_95

      Matt_95

      Oh wow, that was quick! i was thinking of getting him if I didn't get teh apache boy. I have e-mailed someone to hold him for me and if I can buy the orange dragon girl :)

  16. 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

  17. The giants are coming... :)

  18. Just finished a hectic week at work. Time to play with the fish! I am currently building an overhanging barracks for the jarred fry out of plastic mesh...

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    2. fishbites

      fishbites

      Sounds like an interesting design there... don't forget to share pics when you're finished :)

    3. shadoh

      shadoh

      Hmmm, didn't work... Back to the drawing board...

    4. Sarah

      Sarah

      Oh sorry to hear that. The next idea will be even better.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. Setting up my spawns today... WIsh me luck!

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    2. rionthai
    3. Sarah

      Sarah

      You are completely right there Fishish! ;P

    4. shadoh

      shadoh

      Spawn log is up. Plenty of photos will be there. I'm going to need plenty of advice in the coming weeks guys...

  22. Made my 1st aquabid purchase today... I think I have a new obsession!...eek!

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    2. shadoh

      shadoh

      Just went to buy the yellow marble plakat I posted the link to yesterday, but auction was over without a bid. Sent breeder an email anyway to see if he had matching female and if he would re-list/sell...

    3. shadoh

      shadoh

      Yay! Still available and has matching female... Just sorting out price :)

    4. Sarah

      Sarah

      Good luck, he was a stunning colour!

  23. Set up a blogger account to sell my fish from. Now just have to find the time to photograph the fish I want to sell...

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    2. Sarah

      Sarah

      Hey, you should make a button of your logo. It will display the HTML code underneath it, and people can easily link to your site.

      It is super easy - I do it in like, 10mins. :)

    3. shadoh

      shadoh

      I'm kina new to the world of blogging, how do you do it?

    4. Sarah

      Sarah

      This is the link I used first - http://freedomtobark.blogspot.com/2009/07/adding-text-area-box-to-display-html.html

  24. Sooo quiet on here today... I guess I had better get off the computer and get a life too :)

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    2. Hood

      Hood

      wow.... did you get some cool pics?

    3. Sarah

      Sarah

      There are some photos of the Melbourne Betta Meet here Hood -

      http://ausaqua.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=11315&st=0

      Looked like fun. :)

    4. Hood

      Hood

      cheers sarah!! ;-)

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