New arrival - first of the Betta tanks

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Re: New arrival - first of the Betta tanks

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Beautiful betta, lovely colour. ::thumbu::
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Re: New arrival - first of the Betta tanks

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And here is the new boy :). As I posted in the Betta Fan thread, please excuse the debris on the tank floor, it seems to be coming off the bogwood whilst the tank has been cycling.

Both of these are H5 Betta Lifespace tanks at about 32 ltrs. Annoyed that I need to get a new light pad for one already but other than that they seem to be nice little tanks. With minor mods at the back where the wires go.

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Re: New arrival - first of the Betta tanks

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Very handsome.
Have you put some screen or cardboard between the two tanks? I would imagine they would just flare at each other constantly, if they can see another betta, no?

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Re: New arrival - first of the Betta tanks

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The new one is a beauty too!.

His colours are similar to Stan.
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@Ric I've got a piece ready to go between if needed, but the glass seems to be reflecting back on each tank so they don't seem to be able to see each other. If you know what I mean. I certainly haven't seen any behaviour yet that shows otherwise but I'm ready to go if needed.

I'm delighted with both these guys, having not particularly planned to rush to get bettas even though the tanks were sorted.

And I'm sure Sariel has built a bubble nest, it's in the gap where the heater goes ❤️ there are no other bubbles anywhere else in the the tank.
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Just to add, luckily I rang the shop where I bought the tanks to make sure they had replacement lights in stock.

When I explained that on one set of lights only 3 of the LEDs were working and on the other about half, they agreed to change them free of charge. I did have to take them with me so they could test them but at least they swapped them!
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Very handsome, and I love the way he flares at absolutely nothing! :D

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Re: New arrival - first of the Betta tanks

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So it should be water change day today. No issue with doing the big tank and Sariel but should I leave the new one to let him settle more or just go ahead? He's nice and active, nosy, and has eaten this morning. (Still settling on a name).
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Re: New arrival - first of the Betta tanks

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I would still do a small water change, he'll need to get used to them. :)

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