Posted 16 November 2006 - 02:50 PM
Posted 16 November 2006 - 03:24 PM
Some members of this board will swear by putting the fish in the sun for 15-30 minutes and supposedly this helps them.
Although I have a CT with curled rays and change his water every 3 days AND he lives near the window but his rays haven't magically uncurled.
It doesn't make them any less healthy though, just so you know, it just means they're crimped.
Posted 16 November 2006 - 03:51 PM
Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:04 PM
Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:11 PM
I was apparently insanely out of the loop when I wrote that, I apoligize.
Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:30 PM
Posted 17 November 2006 - 11:40 AM
Half moons are the hardest bettas to keep the tails right. It's everything already mentioned. The ph has to be good, the water must be kept super clean and sometimes it's just the genetics. The breeder probably isn't going to give the petstore his best fish. He's going to keep them to improve his line, or try to sell them to individuals for a higher price than a pet store will give him. So what you are seeing are the fish at the bottom end of the spawn. One step above culling.
Oh, that's horrible! I just got a red butterfly HM. He was a georgous guy, but he didn't look too good in his jar at the store, so I had to save him. Brought him home, put him in -- unfortunately -- a small tank while I was waiting for his larger tank to be ready. Had to keep him in the small tank overnight, but the next morning he had built a pretty good sized bubble nest and was swimming around happily. I affectionately named him Nemo 'coz one of his gills is permanently stuck out (so like how Nemo had a bad fin, he has a bad gill). he is a cute little guy and has fallen for one of my red females.
Posted 20 November 2006 - 12:18 PM
And just because a betta comes from a petstore, doesn't mean he can't have a long happy life and give his owner a great deal of pleasure in return for the care and love he receives. Congrats on your new guy and I hope he and his lady friend have a long lasting relationship.
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