Betta Question

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Betta Question

Postby LisaB » Mon May 15, 2006 11:28 am

I recently rescued a male Betta from a LFS and he is happily living in my 55 gallon tank with mostly different types of tetras and some corys. My question is, can I put some females in the tank to keep him company, or will this just cause havoc in the tank. I was told by one person I shouldn't, and by someone else that I should get 3 or 4 females.

Any help would be much appreciated!! :D

Thanks,
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Postby Admin » Mon May 15, 2006 3:23 pm

I doubt you will have a problem
with male & female Bettas together in a 55...
particularly if you have a good number of real or plastic plants...
we are out of female bettas as I write this but should have some
this Wednesday night.
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Postby LisaB » Mon May 15, 2006 6:18 pm

Thanks. I've gotten such mixed advice. Would you recommend 3 females to one male? Do you ship to Maine? :oops:

Thanks again,
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Postby Admin » Tue May 16, 2006 12:28 am

sure we can ship to Maine

just call me Monday, or Tuesday between noon & 3 pm,
you'll get fish next day for $12 - $20 UPS ground.

I do need about a $50 minimum order to ship

I don't think it matters how many female Bettas you have...
more is probably better
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Postby LisaB » Tue May 16, 2006 10:36 am

Thank you. I will do that when I figure out what to order to equal $50!!! :P

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Postby Admin » Tue May 16, 2006 3:10 pm

well
what fish are you looking for?

we have 100 kinds
http://unclenedsfishfactory.com/Bulleti ... 8050003aa9

more coming in Wednesday night
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Postby LisaB » Wed May 17, 2006 7:50 am

Well, not sure. I have ALOT of fish in my 55 gallon.

5 fancy tetra
5 neon tetras
5 glowfish
3 tetras (not sure name)
3 lemon tetras
5 tetras (no sure, red with black fins same shape as lemons)
3 fish (small and I have NO clue what they are)
2 bristlenose plecs
2 farlowella cats
3 albino corys
3 emerald cories
2 cats (no clue what they are)
1 male betta

I do water changes once a week and water parameters are good. I check weekly.

Any ideas??

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Postby LisaB » Wed May 17, 2006 7:54 am

Oops, forgot to list my two clown loaches :lol:

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Postby Admin » Wed May 17, 2006 1:20 pm

you're getting a little full...

how about a trio of dwarf cichlids?
we have filamentosa for $7 each
we have Agassizi for $19 each
Cacatoides for $15 each
Lamp Similis for $15 each (pH for this one should be 7.4 or higher)
...many others

how about plants?
$2 - $12 each

need any foods or dry goods?
we have Sera aquatan water conditioner
and
Omega 1 foods
python water changers
...everything
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Postby LisaB » Wed May 17, 2006 1:30 pm

Don't need any more plants. So I can put cichlids in the tank? My LFS said they were nasty fish. I take what they say with a grain of salt. I'll have to look up pics of the ones you listed....

I've been using Amquel plus and and Nova Aqua for my water.

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Postby Admin » Wed May 17, 2006 10:25 pm

we have lots of peaceful cichlids
(lots of nasty ones too)

we're about 35 minutes west-southwest of Boston
50 minutes south of Salem NH
an hour and 15 minutes southwest from Portsmouth NH

quickest way from Maine is through Boston,
just be careful time of day you travel
(4 - 6 pm is murder)

http://unclenedsfishfactory.com/Directions.html
www.mapquest.com

you might want to drive down and look around
we are open 7 days
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Postby LisaB » Thu May 18, 2006 8:13 am

That sounds like the way to go. I think a road trip is in order!

Thanks!
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Postby LisaB » Thu May 18, 2006 2:41 pm

I think I should get another tank set up too...55g just isn't big enough anymore!! :lol:

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Postby Admin » Thu May 18, 2006 5:34 pm

we have a 125 on special
metal stand
tank
glass top
2) 3' lights w/3' bulbs
$569 plus tax
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