Betta albimarginata

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19 Nov 2016 22:10 #1 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
After been looking for these fish for a while I finally picked up a pair last Saturday. I put them in a small 20l tank with a good 2 inches of oak and beech leaves on the bottom and a handful of alder cones. pH was 5.5 and tds was 30. I fed them soley on live blackworms hoping to condition them well. When I went into the shed on Wednesday morning before work to find the male holding. He's still holding today 4 days later so fingers crossed he holds on.




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20 Nov 2016 12:56 #2 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
I love the look of your tank with the tea coloured water and the leaf liter. It feels like the video was taken in their natural habitat

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20 Nov 2016 17:56 #3 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Thanks Anthony. It's important to at least try to replicate their habitat when possible. These fish thrive in dark water and tanks. Only problem with that is its hard to see them lol. Here's a pic of the colour water I use. It's filtered through peat 1st.


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23 Nov 2016 21:54 #4 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
A week in a still going strong



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30 Nov 2016 16:21 #5 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
The male B. albimarginata released his fry today on day 14. I've no idea how many is in there but seems to be a decent number.



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30 Nov 2016 17:14 #6 by Andrew (Andrew Taaffe)
That's brilliant Eric, well done, just gotta raise them now!!

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30 Nov 2016 17:21 #7 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Yes the real work starts now. I've micro worms and bbs at the ready

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30 Nov 2016 17:22 #8 by Andrew (Andrew Taaffe)
and a hearty meal for dad

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30 Nov 2016 17:26 #9 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
I've plenty of live black worms ready for him. I removed the female on Sunday so ill build him up for a week or so and add him in with the female in the hope they'll breed pretty soon again

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