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another humidity tray question...

This is a discussion on another humidity tray question... within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Very interesting information, Jojo.....thank you. I haven't kept fish as "pets" since I was a ...

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    Very interesting information, Jojo.....thank you. I haven't kept fish as "pets" since I was a child, and they were common goldfish.....so you can only imagine how ignorant I am about the different ones. It's always good to learn new things.....thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManilaByNight View Post
    Bettas are also known as Siamese fighting fish.

    The problem is that you have to keep the fish separated from each other or they will fight to the death specially the males who can be pretty aggressive. Fish collectors place the fish in clear plastic glass but place the glasses side by side so that the fish can see each other. They get aggressive and try to "fight" with each other but no harm can be done because they are physically separated. This aggressiveness promotes their vibrant colors. If you keep a colorful betta alone without it seeing another rival betta, over time the fish loses its colors.

    BTW, males are the ones that are most colorful while the female fish are dull. They come in vibrant red and blues. They are a sight to behold and their tails are a spectacular sight if they are well kept.

    Bettas can be placed in a community tank with other fishes like goldfishes, swords or the like but just make sure that you keep one betta at a time in a community tank.

    I know this because aside from orchids I have an aquarium in my house where I keep a few discus fish. My aquarist friends are into bettas that is why I'm also familiar with their culture.

    I hope this info helps.

    Cheers!

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    You are certainly well versed in fish and their habits, Vincent. Most people usually excel in anything they enjoy/are interested in, so you are obviously one of them.

    As I said (basically), I do think your idea is very good, but I have decided to just stick to the common humidity tray for now. Sometime in the future, though, I know I would enjoy taking care of unusual fish and plants, so that is an option for probably later.

    Thank you for your reply and interesting info...and to answer your question, yes your input helps.
    Vicki

    Quote Originally Posted by siaogu View Post
    Hey,

    Yeah, Bettas splendens are agressive. There are, however, more docile wild species like Betta fusca, Betta coccinna, Betta tomi etc. If not, you might want to try other laybrinth fishes like paradise fish and gouramis.

    If you want to do Betta splendens, make sure you create a lot of foliage in the water, that is why I suggested Anubias barteri var nanas, which will provide cover if another fish is attacked. Do not try to put 2 males together though. A pair will be fine since the female are normally more submissive.

    Hope it helps. By the way, I am one of the founder of Betta Club Singapore and was a semi-commercial breeder years ago

    Cheers
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    Hey, this is how my tank 7.5 gallon tank with a lot of Anubias barteri var nanas, some cryptocorynes, some endlers and some shrimps.



    Cheers
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    Very nice!!

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