my first wild betta - betta albimarginata - more pics pg4

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my first wild betta - betta albimarginata - more pics pg4

Unread postby jibran_shariff » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:55 am

OK I love keeping bettas and shooting at them with my camera, but have never kept a wild betta, there were ample opportunities to get some betta smaragdina or the betta pi, the betta pi was quite alluring, it is a monster betta :D, but never got to keeping one

Did try getting the ever beautiful macrostoma but its mortality and price did scare me a bit to avoid the fish, may be one day will try keeping the fish

I got this fish as a surprise from a friend, he had sent me a pair, poor handling by the railway authorities caused the death of the female, but i will soon be receiving another, and boy was I stoked, was so darn excited that I just couldn't stop reading about this fish and looking at various setups.

And after two days of fazing out I have in my mind what my setup is going to be

Clearing out the ctenopoma acutirostris to make space for the betta albimarginata

The tank is 3'x1'x1'

Substrate is fine river Sand

Decor planning on a small piece of driftwood, which has to be branchy
And some rocks to make small caves

Will be adding ample amounts of leaf litter of indian almond leaves

The tank will have lots of rainbow shrimp as food and scavengers of the tank



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Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:31 am

It is always a nice experience of keeping a wild caught fish. I am waiting eagerly some shots of the fish.
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Re: my first wild betta - betta albimarginata

Unread postby Abhishek » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:11 am

Will be a Beauty :D

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Re: my first wild betta - betta albimarginata

Unread postby jibran_shariff » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:42 pm

SCORPIO wrote:It is always a nice experience of keeping a wild caught fish. I am waiting eagerly some shots of the fish.
the fish is not wild caught
But is a wild form of bettas
From Borneo
A mouthbrooder
The male holds the eggs for 15-20 days

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Unread postby sushant » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:15 pm

when can we expect some pics 666
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Unread postby jibran_shariff » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:02 pm

OK did some shopping for the albimarginata setup
Picked up the main driftwood and got a big bag of jackfruit leaf for the leaf litter

Here are the pics
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And the bag full of jackfruit leaves

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Re: my first wild betta - betta albimarginata

Unread postby juanico » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:51 pm

ahhhhhhhhhhh...that's torture....where is the betta? :-)

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Re: my first wild betta - betta albimarginata

Unread postby jibran_shariff » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:31 pm

juanico wrote:ahhhhhhhhhhh...that's torture....where is the betta? :-)

In a 13 gallon tank :D



PS: yet to take shareable shots of this fish
But have taken some shots will share those but they are quite ugly

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Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:07 am

Waiting.............waiting.
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Re: my first wild betta - betta albimarginata

Unread postby jibran_shariff » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:16 pm

The betta is quite a character, shy and coy I would say
After a lot of waiting and the throbbing pain in my back I was able to get him off guard out in the open and here is the pic

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