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    Betta coccina

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    Bought myself a pair of wild bettas over the weekend; labelled as Betta Coccinas at the LFS,
    I have not kept wild bettas before but this is what i gathered on books about these fishes; please correct me if I'm wrong...and i will appreciate any additional info on upkeep.

    - a pH of about 5.2, using Ketapang leaves
    - feeding FBW
    - jumpers, so housed in covered tank
    - need plently of hiding spaces.. I'm using pvc tubes
    - bubble-nesters

    Qns- Can i keep more than a pair in a 1 ft small tank? what about agression if there are more than 1 male?

    Cheers
    ken
    Last edited by Fei Miao; 5th May 2005 at 12:29.

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    I used to keep quite a few different types of wild betta. If I recall correctly, the smaller sized species should have not problem sharing a one feet tank if there are enough hiding space.

    Mind sharing which shop was selling them?

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Clementi 328 , saw some other types of wild bettas as well, but coccinas caught my eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fei Miao
    Bought myself a pair of wild bettas over the weekend; labelled as Betta Coccinas at the LFS,
    I have not kept wild bettas before but this is what i gathered on books about these fishes; please correct me if I'm wrong...and i will appreciate any additional info on upkeep.

    - a pH of about 5.2, using Kepatang leaves
    - feeding FBW
    - jumpers, so housed in covered tank
    - need plently of hiding spaces.. I'm using pvc tubes
    - bubble-nesters

    Qns- Can i keep more than a pair in a 1 ft small tank? what about agression if there are more than 1 male?

    Cheers
    ken
    How does it look like???? dun put them in the same tank and dun put them in too big tanks or else they will fight together till theres only one left

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahkarboy
    How does it look like???? dun put them in the same tank and dun put them in too big tanks or else they will fight together till theres only one left
    I do not have any shots yet, the body is slender, wine red in colour and for the males with a green spot in the flank.

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    Fei Miao,

    I got a pair of brownorum

    Nice colour.... Red body with a tourquoise dot.
    Nicholas

    Newbie en el cichlid enano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wackytpt
    Fei Miao,

    I got a pair of brownorum

    Nice colour.... Red body with a tourquoise dot.
    Wackytpt--
    Yeah that's right! Red body with a tourquoise dot, not green dot!


    Where did you bought your pair? from what I read, the name "Coccinas" could cover a few different species, I suspect mine are brownorum as well, probably need to post pic to get a id on them.

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    Have not bred B.coccina before so don't dare to say any, but they are hardy, with slight effort, 1 male + 2 female, some tend to build the bubble nest on below the water surface, so got to pay attention on it. It's one of the fish that are TOO cheap compare to its real value.

    Cheers,
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