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Bob The Betta


Celeste84
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well, this is the big boy of my unknown spawn. he's got curling in his dorsal and anal fins (genetic unfortunatly, anyone know hoe to breed it out?) but is developing a nicely spread DRCT tail ;) he's a real bastard to the other juvies, but i love him to bits ;)

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sorry for the koi photo, i need to get the algae off the sides of the tank >.>;;

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his dad - a DRCT - also had curling. since he came from a pet store i thought it might have been due to the shipping to the store, but, bob is in pristine soft water with pleanty of sunlight and a warm tank, so it must be genetic - also i haven't been able to reduce the curl in ember's fins either. and yeah, as soon as i find my photo tank i'll get some pics :D

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this guy is in a 25L tub with a strong corner filter and IA leaves as well as a heater :D there's only 5 fish in there - another male his size and 3 smaller juvies (half their size). i did everything i could think of to prevent ray curling :D i;d heard you need soft water so i use tank water, i also heard you need a current (hence the strong bubbling and such), i also heard it needs to be warm and have good sunlight which they have :D they get added vitamins into the water so i know it's not a deficency, and the little guy eats like a pig :D he has a varied diet and is fed twice a day :D have i missed anything?

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LOL i'm hoping once he's in the barracks he'll flare more and straighten them a bit, but i'll never use the little guy for breeding unfortunatly, only any siblings without the curled rays :blink: (mum is a combtail so i'm hoping that means not allt he babies will get the curling).

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