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Alright, here are the pictures. I've never attempted capturing a betta fish on film before - its hard! But these are my best two shots and they do show his colors, somewhat. The dark blues, light blues, and reds! Say hI to Mino!
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Hello Mino.. what a handsome Betta - looks like he might have some metallic in his lines.
Welcome Mino - he looks a lot like Neptune. I think it is neat how their colours look different under different lights, or depending on how the lights fall across them!! Very beautiful!!
Welcome Mino, You are a great looking guy =))
Nice job with those two shots, he came out looking really good.
Mino really is quite handsome. I love his name, kudos to the proud parent.
Thanks, everyone Mino is settling into his new home well. I am having trouble nailing down an acceptable food for him. I started with tropical flakes - I never saw him eat them once. A couple of days ago I went out and purchased some Betta Pellets along with some Freeze-dried Bloodworms. I am assuming he is eating because he is still alive (LOL) but I Have never actually seen him eat either of these two new foods, either. Any advice? Or should I just continue feeding him twice a day (I am doing once a day bloodworms and once a day pellets).
Thanks! My last Betta ate anything and everything. So I'm not used to having a picky little guy in my home!
As for his name - thanks for the compliment. Mino is short for Jackamino, which is my great grandfather's name. I wonder what he'd think of having a fish named in his honor. LOL.
I know they can go for a while without eating. My betta Jett didn't eat for 5 or 6 days after I brought him home from petco. And then after that he didn't really know what to do with the HikarI Betta Bio-Gold pellets that I was feeding Cujo, so I tried him on the HikarI tropical micro pellets that Romeo was eating and then he seemed to like those. He waited for them to sink, tho, and then ate them off the floor. I don't have any gravel or substrate in their tanks, so it's ok I suppose. Just make sure that you are vacuuming up the uneaten food, because it can pollute the water very quickly.
You could try calling the store and ask them what they were feeding him before you bought him. Or you can just keep trying a pellet every day until he gets hungry enough to figure out it's food. I have all three of my bettas on the hikarI pellets now, and Jett still has to spit them out a bunch of times before one will actually go down.
Welcome Mino!! He is very handsome. I think that's great that you names him after your grandfather. You must've been very close with him. Natalie
You could try hikarI freeze-dried daphnia or tiny bits of a frozen pea, thawed & peeled.