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whisper
Betta Specialist
Betta Specialist
whisper

Posts : 1990
Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime6/29/2011, 5:26 pm

I had a terrible thing happen for the past month. ALL my beautiful Bettas dies. Dropping off like flies for about a month. At first I thought they had a desease of some kind but ruled that out. They would be fine and healthy one day and dead the next. I narrowed it down to cold water in there jars. With the A/C running full strenghth I'm thinking it was cooling there jars down to much. I have a few females in a sorority tank and they are fine. Just all males and females in jars died. I had four picked out to go to a California show last week end but they dead instead. I'm going to be getting a red male from a friend so maybe I can start over. cry
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Meredith
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Meredith

Posts : 472
Location : Kingston, Missouri
Favorite Fish: : As far as fresh water goes, it's Bettas!
For marine fish; Firefish, Cardinalfish, Gobies, Dragonets, and Sharks...

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime6/29/2011, 5:31 pm

Oh, wow. I'm so sorry Whisper. :(
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BFinley
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BFinley

Posts : 4498
Location : Fort Worth,Tx
Favorite Fish: : Frontosa and Red Tail Catfish and All Africans

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime6/29/2011, 5:38 pm

So sorry to here that whisper!

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natikah
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natikah

Posts : 283
Location : Oak Grove, MO
Favorite Fish: : fish, fish, fish

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime6/29/2011, 5:45 pm

So sorry to hear that whisper. You had some beautifull bettas.
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CajunGator
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CajunGator

Posts : 5845
Location : New Iberia, Louisiana
Favorite Fish: : Cichlids, WC Syn Petricola, Shellies, Festae, Mbu Puffers, Koi Angels, ABN, Piranha, Mermaids

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime6/29/2011, 6:17 pm

sorry to hear about your loss.


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ornate12
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ornate12

Posts : 1340
Location : New Iberia,Louisiana
Favorite Fish: : Ornate Bichirs, Synodontis Angelicus, Filamentosus barb,
Aristochromis Christyi, Ptychochromis Grandidieri and all other Madagascar cichlids.

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime6/29/2011, 6:30 pm

Sorry to hear your loss.
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whisper
Betta Specialist
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whisper

Posts : 1990
Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime6/29/2011, 6:57 pm

Thanks all. Actually it feels good not having 50 jars to do 100% wc on twice a week. LOL Think I'll rest awhile before getting back into them. I'm waiting now for my Angels to get big enough to pair up and breed.
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Ben
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Ben

Posts : 1878
Location : Sandston, Virginia
Favorite Fish: : Venustus and Catfish

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime6/29/2011, 9:38 pm

Sorry for your loss. Atleast the timing worked well for you since you have been talking about cutting back recently.

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whisper
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whisper

Posts : 1990
Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime6/29/2011, 10:09 pm

Yes but I would rather have sold them and made some money on them. Plus I was planing on breeding my show winners and there fry would have been more valuable so it was a great loose.LOL
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Shaysfishys
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Shaysfishys

Posts : 963
Location : Lebanon, OR
Favorite Fish: : Just about all of them!!

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime6/30/2011, 12:19 pm

That sucks Whisper!!! Sorry to hear that
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2SciCrazed
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2SciCrazed

Posts : 650
Location : Middle TN
Favorite Fish: : Anything that's not belly up!

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime7/2/2011, 8:38 am

So sorry Whisper....cry .... All my betta health problems have been related to 'too low' temperatures as well. Using heated tanks and glass dividers seemed to stop all of that. If I ever get either of my black based males to breed - I'll let you know.
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whisper
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whisper

Posts : 1990
Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime7/2/2011, 11:37 pm

Yes divided tanks are great unless you have about 50 males. I'm going to be getting a Red male from Karen MacAuley next month I hope. I have a few Combodian females to breed him to. They are the only ones to survive plus a few blues. There are in a sorority tanks with a heater.
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2SciCrazed
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2SciCrazed

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Location : Middle TN
Favorite Fish: : Anything that's not belly up!

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime7/3/2011, 8:34 pm

Just put them in 30L with underground filtration. Should be able to divide that into 20-30 cubicles. Call it the 'frat house'.

I'd offer you my first fry. Looks to be coloring into irridescent blue and probable male. But I have no clue as to shipping - and he's a DoubleTail/CT cross, not your favorite HMs.

I might have some HM/CT blue butterfly cambonian crosses next month. Tossed my daughter's 'patriotic HM' male and 'Solid IrridescentPurple CT' female out in one of my shallow pond lilly ponds. I'll be netting everything out of it the end of August. (trying the breeding method listed in one of my books) Have no idea if I'll net anything other than the pair and a bunch of tadpoles though. Last year I got a bumper crop of fancy guppies from this pond.

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Trodai
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Trodai

Posts : 44
Location : Goliad TX
Favorite Fish: : One that swims......unless its fried lol


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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime11/28/2011, 1:31 pm

I can offer an answer to heating problems in the way I store my own bettas, it is not very pretty but it works very well. I use 1/8 in aqua net and zip ties to make 4x4 cups of sorts then line them up in a bus tub with a heater in the middle. I have drilled a hole in the side of the tubs for water out put and put a drain cover on it just in case. the aqua net is small enough that the bettas cannot reach eachother and also allows for great water flow and easier cleaning with the added benifet of being able to heat all the water to the proper temp. If you choose to try this method be sure that when creating the cups that you zip tie from the outside as when you cut the ends they may be sharp. Also it allows for eaiser breeding as I simply pick the female I wish and move her in her cup to the breeding tub (great interaction between the pair). I do also sujest storing males and females in different tubs, I have found that storing them in the same tub causes the males to loose intrest in breeding and it takes twice the time to get him to build a nest once in the breeding tub. I hope this helps.
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Kasshan
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Kasshan

Posts : 519
Location : Modesto, CA
Favorite Fish: : Kribensis

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime11/28/2011, 3:02 pm

sounds like a very good idea... post some pics?
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Trodai
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Trodai

Posts : 44
Location : Goliad TX
Favorite Fish: : One that swims......unless its fried lol


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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime11/28/2011, 3:14 pm

I will get pic.s of my bettas up as soon as I can. funny
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fishface30
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Posts : 614
Location : St, Louis, MO
Favorite Fish: : Discus, Angelfish, Rummynose Tetras

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime11/28/2011, 3:37 pm

that does sound pretty cool trodai.

sorry to hear that whisper! especially before a show too. Guess there's no way to partition the fish area from the rest of the room to get dual temperature zones? floor to ceiling curtains or a folding screen to maybe keep the draft off the jars?
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whisper
Betta Specialist
Betta Specialist
whisper

Posts : 1990
Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime11/28/2011, 4:18 pm

I found this on Ebay. It lays on the shelf and the jars can be put on it. If I go back to showing Bettas again I'm going to get a couple.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330495808600?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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fishface30
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Posts : 614
Location : St, Louis, MO
Favorite Fish: : Discus, Angelfish, Rummynose Tetras

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime11/28/2011, 6:15 pm

ooh nice. they gets a heating pad :) Also, if it gets really cold if you prefer your room cold, you can cover the shelf with something to create a microclimate, much like what you'd do for a mini greenhouse shelf.
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Yeti
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Location : Tyler TX
Favorite Fish: : Cichlids, Mbuna & Haps/Peacocks
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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime11/29/2011, 1:28 am

Whisper, instead of keeping each male in a jar, what about making a long plexiglas tank, either split by plexiglas, or by the heavy duty screening used on doors, the dark thick stuff.
If aggression is the issue, you could use black plexiglass dividers. Then use a canister filter with heater, or even a sump with heater. The out flow would be a split line taking out, and the same for the water from the filter into the chambers. This way you would have clean gently flowing water going into each fish home.
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whisper
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whisper

Posts : 1990
Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Re: Betta disaster!   Betta disaster! Icon_minitime11/29/2011, 9:38 am

Yes Yeti that would be one way of doing it.
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