New acquisition- Betta rutilans!

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by harpua2002, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    Picked these two up at the aquarium club meeting on Sunday, and I'm so excited to have them! I've got a male and female, and I'm hoping they get... *ahem*... happy! :p

    Anyway, here are some bad pics. These two are tiny, and it's hard to get decent pics of them!



  2. Cool !!!
  3. midthought

    midthoughtWell Known MemberMember

    Oh wow, are they as tiny as they seem in the pictures? Very cute! :D
  4. Red1313

    Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    OMG OMG OMG!!!!

    I've been scouring around for them but the only seller I know of is in the US and won't ship across the border!
    I LOVE those guys!
    ... try for some betta simplex yet and I'll have to fly down for a visit :p
  5. Furallicah

    FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

    W.O.W.....those are 100%ly AMAZING! Harpua I envy you lol.
  6. Betta Whisperer

    Betta WhispererWell Known MemberMember

    Cute little ones. Love the colors. Keep us posted on there growth.
  7. OP

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    Thanks so much friends! I'm so excited about these little bettas! For anyone who would like to read a short article about them, this is the best info I've found:

    The speaker at our club meeting did a presentation on anabantoids, and I was absolutely enthralled! It was really neat and he was a great presenter. I learned SO much. :)

    And Red1313, we had the opportunity to pick up Betta simplex as well... but the bidding price got a little too high for us, given our inexperience with wild Betta species, so we just couldn't do it. Sending PM, BTW. :D
  8. Tigerfishy

    TigerfishyWell Known MemberMember

    Wow, they are tiny, love them. Good luck!
  9. Martinismommy

    MartinismommyFishlore VIPMember

    Amazing! Who is the breeder?
  10. lorabell

    lorabellWell Known MemberMember

    WOW!!!!!! What cuties!!!!! Good luck with them!!!!!!
  11. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    They're pretty cool. They look like they have a longer leaner body than Betta splendens.
  12. hooxeii

    hooxeiiWell Known MemberMember

    Wow, they're so teeny! Awesome find :D
  13. GoGreen

    GoGreenWell Known MemberMember

    what precious little fish! Good luck with them.:)
  14. sirdarksol

    sirdarksolFishlore LegendMember

    I just saw a tank of these guys (juvies, I think... they all looked like the one on the right and were pretty small) at the pet store today. I was really tempted to get them, but knew absolutely nothing about them.
    Good luck with the breeding.
  15. OP

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    Thanks everyone! :)

    I believe they were bred by Mark from Anubias Design. I don't *think* they are wild caught, but I might be wrong.