My New Fishy! *pics inside*

andiuk

Member
hello everyone, so this is my first ever siamese fighter fish, called Jupiter... so if anyone wants to PM me some handy tips, then feel free!

anyhoo, here's what he looks like (apologies for shaky s, but I'm not a very good photographer... infact, I'm ****!):









enjoy!

Andy
 

genie

Member
Oh, he is so vibrant! Bettas are easy to take care of, as long as you plan on giving them just as much attention as you would a dog or cat. Read about the nitrogen cycle on the Freshwater Beginners Page. That is a wealth of knowledge to help get you started. A variety in the diet is a big thing... my bettas get pellets, bloodworms, daphnia, peas and other fruits and veggies... NOT ALL AT ONCE. Only feed them small amts. b/c their belly is no bigger than their eyeball. Make sure their is NOTHING in his tank that would snag pantyhose b/c it will tear his fins. I can't think of anything else right now, but I am sure that others here can help. ;D
 

COBettaCouple

Member
Welcome to fishlore Jupiter.
 

voiceless_kat

Member
wow, he is gorgeous!!! Welcome Jupiter & Andiuk!!
 

Muffymouse

Member
Wow, he is pretty. Welcome. I'm new too and learning tons.
 
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andiuk

Member
Genie said:
Oh, he is so vibrant! Bettas are easy to take care of, as long as you plan on giving them just as much attention as you would a dog or cat.  Read about the nitrogen cycle on the Freshwater Beginners Page.  That is a wealth of knowledge to help get you started.  A variety in the diet is a big thing... my bettas get pellets, bloodworms, daphnia, peas and other fruits and veggies... NOT ALL AT ONCE.  Only feed them small amts. b/c their belly is no bigger than their eyeball.  Make sure their is NOTHING in his tank that would snag pantyhose b/c it will tear his fins.  I can't think of anything else right now, but I am sure that others here can help. ;D
Thanks Genie... yeah... he was being held captive @ the not-so-good Pet Store where I live, and when I first saw him I thought "oooh, pretty", but he wasn't as bright as he is now! The poor little guy (as it turns out) had white spot too, so I've nursed him back to health, given him his own tank, and now he's all happy and healthy again! yay me!

I know that Jupiter got on fine with the other fish, I'd like to be able to rescue another one, except I only have another small tank which is my quarantine/hospital one... or the big tank, but that one's a little over-crowded at the moment!
 

Phloxface

Member
If you mean you want to rescue another Betta you do know that you can NOT put two Bettas in the same tank, not even a male and female. Bettas don't get along well with most fish other than some peaceful bottom feeders like Otos and Cories. They are best alone in a tank. It would be great if you could rescue another Betta but he or she will need a different tank.
 

Jendayi

Member
It constantly amazes me how one little fish can come in so many amazing colors and styles. He's so flashy and bright! Very nice looking boy! Congrats on saving him from his little cup of doom...
 
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andiuk

Member
Phloxface said:
If you mean you want to rescue another Betta you do know that you can NOT put two Bettas in the same tank, not even a male and female. Bettas don't get along well with most fish other than some peaceful bottom feeders like Otos and Cories. They are best alone in a tank. It would be great if you could rescue another Betta but he or she will need a different tank.
I know!
 

COBettaCouple

Member
JendayI said:
It constantly amazes me how one little fish can come in so many amazing colors and styles. He's so flashy and bright! Very nice looking boy! Congrats on saving him from his little cup of doom...
Yea, it's a wonderful thing how these little bundles of personality come in every color and so many color combinations and tail types. Sounds like a good time for more tanks, AndI so you can rescue more bettas. we're hoping a cycling tank hurries up for our newest Betta as he needs a home, but we just couldn't resist him.
 

Bonochick

Member
He's awesome! Great colors.
 

chickadee

Member
He is a very lovely betta and so very vibrant and bright. Congratulations.

Rose
 

poppet

Member
Totally awesome fish 8)
 

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