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My Orchid Paludarium

This is a discussion on My Orchid Paludarium within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; They're compact fluorescents (the ones that look like spirals). Betta splendens , also known as ...

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    They're compact fluorescents (the ones that look like spirals). Betta splendens, also known as the Siamese Fighting fish is a popular freshwater aquarium fish, known for its colorful long fins. It's a labyrinthine fish that can withstand stagnant water conditions. If I do get one, I'm going to add a filter and airstone, as well as some miniature water plants (Micro Sword, Anubias nanas var. pygmy, etc.)

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    Wonderful indeed! One part of rain forest in your house! WOW!

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    Compact flouros are the ones you screw into a regular light socket.

    Betta's are the same as the Chinese Fighting Fish. Very colorful with flowing fins. Just do an internet search and you will find TONS of stuff on them.

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    I used to have Betta's.... The first one was a gorgeous blue with fade-to-black fins and a bright red "sash".... I called him Sushi. He died after about 3-4 years and I replaced him with a deep red one (red-to-black fins) and called him Moo-Goo Gai Pan. My mom laughed but told me there was something very wrong with me.... Hehehe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaydra View Post
    I used to have Betta's.... The first one was a gorgeous blue with fade-to-black fins and a bright red "sash".... I called him Sushi. He died after about 3-4 years and I replaced him with a deep red one (red-to-black fins) and called him Moo-Goo Gai Pan. My mom laughed but told me there was something very wrong with me.... Hehehe...
    You like my sense of humor and I like yours!!!

    I think 3-4 years is about max anyway. You must have taken really good care of him, which usually means DO NOT OVERFEED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoOrchid View Post
    You like my sense of humor and I like yours!!!

    I think 3-4 years is about max anyway. You must have taken really good care of him, which usually means DO NOT OVERFEED!
    He lived in my 20 gal aquarium with neons and a bala shark (that eventually jumped out of the tank and committed suicide...) and guppies and mollies... I knew he was getting old because his black scales got kind of dull and the black portion of his face kind of receded into the blue farther back... kind of how dogs turn grey....

    I like having a twisted sense of humor. It's unexpected....

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    Fan dabbi double dozi! Judi

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