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Post by Mice Are Cute on Wed 18 Oct 2017, 4:46 pm

Have any of you guys ever owned Betta Fish? I am considering asking my parents for one for Christmas. Also, I watched a video on YouTube on how to make a Betta aquarium for under ten dollars. Seems pretty legit! Smile Do any of you know if snails could live with Bettas?


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Post by CallaLily on Wed 18 Oct 2017, 5:34 pm

I have had a few bettas, but I got out of aquarium keeping. It's a lot of work!  

Here's all but 2 of the bettas I've had. 1 I had when I was like 11 or 12. I don't really remember him much. The other was my first as an adult - he was blue and I called him Kaori.  I learned a lot from my mistakes with him.

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And Grape, with the ugly mug.



I did have some pond snails (or whatever those little "pest" snails are called) that popped up in Buddy's tank. He never bothered them.  What all is the video telling you that you need?  $10 seems ridiculously cheap.


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Post by Peachy on Wed 18 Oct 2017, 6:29 pm

I had a betta named Finley. He was fun, but lots of work to keep clean. My husband has much bigger aquariums. I get to decorate, but he does the cleaning. Whoo!

I got Finley a pet snail but he wouldn't stop knocking the poor thing off the wall, so the snail got his own tank and his own pet snail. I guess it will depend on your fish's personality. I loved the snails and would definitely consider getting more someday. Love

This is my favorite picture, the dark one was new. Once I put him in, the lighter one let go of the wall, floated to the ground,and crawled all over the dark one. After that they always hung out together. lol

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Post by Mice Are Cute on Wed 18 Oct 2017, 7:49 pm

@CallaLily wrote:I have had a few bettas, but I got out of aquarium keeping. It's a lot of work!  

Here's all but 2 of the bettas I've had. 1 I had when I was like 11 or 12. I don't really remember him much. The other was my first as an adult - he was blue and I called him Kaori.  I learned a lot from my mistakes with him.

Buddy


Pie


Peach


Blueberry, who darkened up so much became Plum


And Grape, with the ugly mug.



I did have some pond snails (or whatever those little "pest" snails are called) that popped up in Buddy's tank. He never bothered them.  What all is the video telling you that you need?  $10 seems ridiculously cheap.

I meant 20 lol! Here is the vid, It seems to have everything a Betta needs (I've been doing bunches of research!).




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Post by CallaLily on Wed 18 Oct 2017, 8:12 pm

Interesting. Neat idea for a homemade sponge filter. If you can, I would spring for a 10 gallon tank. Petco and Petsmart often have $/gallon sales so you could snag one for just $10. It would hold up better than a bin.

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Post by Tinysmommy on Sat 21 Oct 2017, 9:08 am

I have a sorority tank of bettas, all females, which can co-habitate under certain conditions.    It's a ten gallon tank and we started with 5 and now we're down to 2.   We lost a couple right away, probably stress of the move and the result of bullying.   Forever, we had 3 and then one got sick.   Once sick, the other two started attacking right away and we removed her to a small tank to live the remainder of her life, unmolested.    The two I have left are pretty old, for bettas, and I've already decided not to do bettas again.    It's not that they were too much work, they weren't for me, and I love how interactive they can be.    They come to the top of the tank and interact with me whenever I'm there, unlike my tropical fish which pretty much just hide from me, but they're such jerks to each other.   If you get males, and keep them alone, their surliness shouldn't be a problem.   My only advice is add aquarium salt to the water, as directed.   Really seems to keep them healthy and vigorous.
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Re: Betta Fish!

Post by Blessed on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 6:21 pm

I've had two female Bettas (different times). My mom has had males in the past, and currently has one male.
And her male IS, in fact, kept with snails (snails we don't want, lol).
Bettas tend to be very social fish with their caretakers, so I think you're choosing a good fish to start with, if you so get one.
Here's a picture of my mom's male:

Here's a picture of my first female, Violet:

A picture of my current female, Rahab (in this picture, she's a baby):

And a picture of the male and Rahab together (she's a lot bigger and better-looking now, and they're in different tanks now):

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