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my poor male betta..

Post by debnel on 26/10/2012, 16:10

my big blue boy with the lovely flowing fins is being picked on by the females.
his fins have been shredded literally overnight. not rot but torn & ripped. not coloured edging to the damage so i
dont think its any sort of disease. and i have witnessed one particular agressive female nipping him.
she also killed one of the other females. i need to rehome her but in the mean time i have him in the net floater and am using antibacterial treatment to help him along just in case.
anyone want a mean ass female? very pretty blue/lavender colour...unlikely i know but gotta try something. :no:
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Post by Siamese fighter on 26/10/2012, 16:52

Are you sure it's not a short fin male?
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Post by debnel on 26/10/2012, 17:16

pretty sure. but not 100% tbh.
its attacking the other females too. has stripes horizontally and same shape body & fins as other females.
its been in ling enough now tho that surely i would have picked up on this before now? i spend hours staring at the tank.

and to top it all off my new betta has not arrived. we are forecast for temps of zero tonight and have already had hail and snow here.
should have been here thurs. can only track it as far as leaving portugal. once in the hands of royal mail they are claiming no record. am so p'd off and annoyed. poor thing has been in the bag since monday morning. ive sat in the house waiting for 2 whole days now. but nothing
oh did manage to get your moss posted for me tho hun
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Post by Siamese fighter on 26/10/2012, 17:20

Really sorry to hear that deb hope he turns up soon safe and well might be taking time to get through customs and I hope you manage to re home your female is she one of the ones you got from teesside koi
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Post by debnel on 26/10/2012, 17:32

Yep. She also has pretty good egg spot. Trying to get pic so I can post for opinions...
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Post by debnel on 26/10/2012, 17:36



Have i got it wrong do u think!
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Post by Siamese fighter on 26/10/2012, 18:01

I don't think you have it wrong at all she looks like she has eggs I wonder if she is ready to breed and bit anxious
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Post by debnel on 26/10/2012, 18:39

Not bulky enough yet compared to others I Bred with
I think she just obnoxious!
I hate bullies. Shame as she was the prettiest of the bunch
In the right light she looks lavender
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Post by Siamese fighter on 26/10/2012, 18:45

Let's hope some kind soul takes her off you hands.
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Post by Guest on 26/10/2012, 19:44

have you been in touch with the seller to find out whats going on and which airport the fish will of gone to could still be at customs

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Post by debnel on 26/10/2012, 20:19

Yeah been emailing him. He has given me track sets & I was able to confirm left capital of Portugal on 23rd. No info once it reaches royal mails hands tho.
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Post by Siamese fighter on 26/10/2012, 20:24

Let's hope there has just been a hiccup with customs and he turns up safe and well
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Post by debnel on 26/10/2012, 20:25

So disappointing tho
Hope it all works out
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Post by Siamese fighter on 26/10/2012, 20:27

Me too really looking forward to photo's and updates just keep smiling hun and be positive Very Happy
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Post by debnel on 26/10/2012, 20:28

Tomorrow morning is possible. After that I will be at work
Good job it's half term so will be someone in the house to bring him in rather than go back to deposit. He will have to wait to be unpacked tho
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Post by Siamese fighter on 26/10/2012, 20:30

Hope you male picks up too and hopefully his fins should grow back as it happened to one of my males and his are growing back really fast and bigger than before.
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Post by debnel on 26/10/2012, 20:31

Wow! This guys were big to start with! I think lfs fibbed about his age tho. We were told he was 7 month but size wise I reckon much older
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Post by Siamese fighter on 26/10/2012, 20:49

I would imagine it would be hard to pin point an actual age to them they will rely on there supplier I suppose
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Post by Ian on 27/10/2012, 09:28

thats a male you have not a female the fins are too big for a female and the head shape is a male i would seperate it or it will attack the rest the stripes are stress lines

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Post by debnel on 27/10/2012, 10:27

i have separated it. thanks for that. that explains a lot.
i thought i was so carefull going only for females!
well i guess i'll donate it to LFS as i dont have room for it.
not with my young males and my halfmoon (when it finally turns up!)
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Post by Siamese fighter on 29/10/2012, 16:28

Well it looks like I also have a male that was thought to be a female he is a lovely halfmoon male but was really disappointed as I thought it was a lovely female but never mind will put some pictures on later.
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Post by Siamese fighter on 29/10/2012, 16:28

Sorry deb forgot to ask how your male is doing?
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