Apple the Betta fish.

A blog about my betta Apple and my shrimps

2014-09-27 18.25.14

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tank update

Hi guys, I almost forgot to post something here.. during all the vacation I haven’t seen my tanks a lot. I’ve been enjoying my free days! But since Im back home now I though I could give you guys a little update. While I was gone my brother took care of the tanks and he did it really well! No dead shrimp or betta which is a relief. The plants were a lot bigger and needed to be cut so after cleaning I almost had a bucket full of plants!
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Most of the plants didn’t seem to grow well in Apple’s tank (and lots of algae growing everywhere) so I was in luck and thrown out the rotten pieces and used the buckets plants.. I know what’s wrong now. the lighting. I use a normal lamp not an aquarium lamp that makes plants grow..

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That problem is also finally over! I decided to buy a good lamp and a new lid for the tank (plus profito for the plants). It wasn’t cheap but Im glad I did it.

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The halfbeak baby is still a baby but already gotten fatter so everyday I count every shrimp, halfbeaks tend to eat them…
Im think of putting him together with Apple when he’s big enough! Here are some obligatory pictures of Apple, the baby halfbeak and one of the shrimps (ps: two shrimps are pregnant).

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Im back!

Im just back from my vacation trip in croatia! Just checked both tanks and thanked my brother for taking care of them :3
There are lots of plants and unfortunately, the co2 system in the betta tank didn’t really help, on the contrary.. the system probably unbalanced the whole thing.. Now I have green and brown algae and lots of dead plants too… :/

Ill clean everything in the morning. In the meantime here are some incredible bettas that are currently for sale on aquabid!

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2014-08-02 17.18.41

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Apple update

I cleaned my tanks today and and I saw that  two shrimps died.. I still don’t know why but I guess poor water conditions. I cleaned everything thoroughly today and even took some plants out that weren’t growing in my betta’s tank (the dwarf hairgrass) I think that’s because I still don’t have a suited lamp for my tank (I currently use two ikea lamps that don’t give a lot of light..). I also cut a bit of javamoss from the shrimptank. The moss is growing extremely well :D! I even installed a little ‘moss carpet’ on my HOB filter (now lets hope it’s going to grow). I also took the chance to take some pictures of apple with his catappa leaf.

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Current beautiful aquabid females! (top 5)

I’ve been looking for females on aquabid, just to know what’s out there. I found a lot of beautiful (and ugly) specimens and wanted to let you know what I really found beautiful! Of Course not every female betta can be put in a sorority but hey,.. you can always dream :D

I used to have a preference for crowntails but now Im not sure anymore, I just want them all! they are all special in a different kind of way…


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1) A beautiful young female with a lot of colors!

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2) Great colors, amazing tail!

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3) I like her little white spot on het head, love the color.

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4) Look at my scales, my scales are amazing!

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5) BAM blue everywhere!


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