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Hanna
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BARBAROSSA
« on: July 12, 2010, 04:22:15 AM »

Here he is, our Barbarossa,
.... but he's not that dark blue, must have seen so many, so I must have been confused. But he's got those lovely red edges on his fins.

We got him home today, he explored the tank with his finneage widly spread, he ate a few granules, and he watched me cooking our tea  ( Basmati rice with corn, and some chockers (rissoles) and BBQ sausages (Bratwurst) )

He's really alive and wants to know everything.  Grin
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Re: BARBAROSSA
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 06:25:46 AM »

Pretty  Shocked And he looks to tiny. Glad to hear he is lively and eating.
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Hanna
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 06:35:30 AM »

Thanks Andrea,  Smiley

he's about 3 cm long + fins all together max 5 cm. We are glad he's active and shows his fins when we look at him.
This is sth I've learned here on this forum: if you go and buy your fish have a close look and get the active ones, also have a look how clean the pet store is, how it smells in there, etc  Shocked
And it is nice to have the small tank filled with life again.  Grin ... it looked so sad   Sad when it was empty...
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Re: BARBAROSSA
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 08:04:03 AM »

He's a stunning fish! I love the colors on him Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 04:17:52 PM »

Thanks Nossie, He's amazing with the dark edge arround his gills and the more he spreads his fins the more red you can see.
This morning he watched exactly how I put his food in. So he must know now when it's feeding time. He's very alert.  Cheesy
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Re: BARBAROSSA
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2010, 03:29:30 PM »

All fish get used to a certain feeding pattern, it's scientifically proven Wink That even if it's dark in the room, the fish know for sure that now it's feeding time just by following their internal clock Smiley Quite amazing creatures! Cheesy
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Hanna
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Re: BARBAROSSA
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 04:28:11 PM »

yes, like every other animal, including us. We all have an internal clock Smiley


BTW, wondering where Kat and Minde are, perhaps on holidays? And Nicole sure must be on her way home from the clinic, hope she's OK.
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Re: BARBAROSSA
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2010, 11:09:25 PM »

hai hanna, that's a beautiful betta. I love betta, the color and the fins pattern, but i dont like to keep them since only one betta in tanks. If betta is a peacefull fish like goldfish..

i'm curious, If we put betta and goldfish in one tank, is it ok or bad for goldfish?
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Re: BARBAROSSA
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010, 02:40:57 AM »

Andly, thats is not a good idea at all sorry. Pretty much every goldfish has long fins which would cause the betta to attack the poor goldfish. Also betta are tropical though I think they can survive a large range of temps. I still wouldn't recommend it at all.

Hanna, I have also been wondering where Kat and Mindamae are. I haven't seen either of them post anything for ages. Hope everything is ok.
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2010, 02:51:29 AM »

Andiy: It's mostly like Andrea said, but the thing about bettas is that they mainly attack fish with similar colors as they do, so I think that if you don't have a strongly red fish, they might be alright with eachother. But the biggest problem is the difference in their environmental needs, where the betta wants soft, acidic water, the goldfish prefers hard and alkaline water. In conclusion, it's liek Andrea said, it's not a good idea to keep them together.

Hanna: I guess they're busy! Smiley I've been a bit busy from time to time lately too Cheesy
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Re: BARBAROSSA
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2010, 02:54:22 AM »

I did not know that Nossie. I just thought it was fish with similar fins. You learn something new everyday Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 03:19:34 AM »

Hi everybody  Cheesy
Andiy, I agree with Andrea and Nossie. Bettas are not compatible with Goldfish for the above mentioned reasons. But they can be kept in a community tank with other tropical fish like tetras and catfish. As you already read in my other posts, this weekend we'll get some Corys and Neon Tetras for him as companions.

Yes, Nossie everybody is busy from time to time, just hoping all is ok Wink

Andrea, I didn't know that colour thing either. Isn't it amazing how we learn each day sth interesting on here Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2010, 07:01:40 PM »

What a gorgeous Betta...such pretty colors! I love him. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2010, 04:01:56 AM »

Thanks Mindemae so much Cheesy
Missed you on here, have you been on holidays? Hope you had a gorgeous time  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2010, 11:09:57 AM »

We had a splendid time, thanks! Smiley
Missed you guyz too.
We went camping and it was splendid weather and by the lake.
It was lovely and peaceful. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2010, 04:08:00 AM »

This sounds good, so you had time to unwind and just enjoy things  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2010, 06:28:33 PM »

Wow, Barbarossa is very pretty! He looks just like my old Betta fish!

Mine is currently named Chauncey.
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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2010, 06:33:37 PM »

he is so pretty Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2010, 06:36:24 AM »

Thank you guys, in the meantime he just comes to the front of the tank every time I am close and wiggles his pectoral fins, LOL  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2010, 07:11:04 AM »

UPDATE:

Barbarossa now comes to the front when I feed him and almost jumps at my fingers to get the granules as I seem to be too slow in feeding him, LOL

And while I feed him one granule after the other ( counting ) our tetras start a frenzy all together at the front too, waiting for their flakes to come down like snowflakes. And Cory and Dora joining them... it's a circus, haha  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2010, 09:14:06 AM »

Aww! Smiley That's so nice Smiley

It's much like when I feed mom's fish! The bottom feeders start digging around more frantically looking for that algae wafer that didn't land yet d:
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« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2010, 04:09:52 PM »

cool
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Hanna
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« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2010, 06:32:04 PM »

Hahaha, same here with Cory and Dora Grin  as soon as they spot it, they are all over it
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Re: BARBAROSSA
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2010, 07:19:43 AM »

Hi everybody,
as you sure noticed, my activity during the last 3-4 days wasn't that "high" on this forum.
I already mentioned in another post, that I had the biggest fright in my fishlife a few days ago with Barbarossa, I just managed to save his life.

I cannot imagine what happened... because all was just perfect in his tank, everybody seemed to be happy.
One morning, well, 3 days ago, getting ready for work I looked into the tanks to say "goodbye" to the fishies as I do it every morning... and I seen Yoyo nipping at Barbarossas beautiful long tail... which wasn't beautiful anymore and poor Barbie didn't defend himself, he let everything happen floating in a 45 degree angle. I screemed, Brian came running and only had a glance at him, we netted the new platies out of the quarantine tank, really "chucked" them into the big tank and I could fish Barbarossa out with my hand to put the poor thing into that other tank.
He was pale, not moving but breathing. I put Melafix in his water, we got Bettafix asap to treat. He didn't eat, spat his pellets out.
Aparently the quick move saved him, he was still shocked in the evening he only ate 2 bloodworms which I handfed him. At least it was some improvement. Next morning he ate 1 pellet and a few bloodworms, started to swim a bit. I luckily had my RDO that day, so we went to buy some more plants and a planted driftwood ( like he had in the other tank ) to make his new home familiar to him. We also bought some live blackworms and I handfed him again and spent quite some time next to him, talking to him too.

I am happy he recovers pretty quick now, he eats much better again, his blue vibrant colour is back, but his finns will need some time to grow, I think a few weeks. He will stay in this tank, we will get him some small and peaceful company soon, as he never was alone.

Geez, it is incredible how attached one can get to a little fishie, hubby and me would have cried our eyes out if we would have lost him... or every other sweet fishie we've got.

Barbie ( Barbarossa ) is cheer leading again with his little pectoral finns  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2010, 06:31:23 PM »

Wow! Scary! Glad to hear your Fishy Friend is on the mend!! Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2010, 02:53:17 AM »

Oh dear! That sounds terrible! But I'm glad to hearthat he's fine Smiley I wonder what might have happened to him :/
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« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2010, 03:27:24 AM »

Oh my Sad I'm so glad to hear he is doing better but I really wonder what happened?? That is quite scary and I completely understand your worry/pain, I had a good old cry one morning because I thought Clementine was going to die Sad But both of our fishies are fighters and will be ok Smiley

Maybe he was just having a down day or ate something a bit funny and then because he is a community tank, the fish soon got the better of him.
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« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2010, 08:06:12 PM »

After brainstorming about what happened and why it happend I may have an explanation;

The evo before I fed bloodworms. Maybe one of them got caught in Barbarossas tail and Yoyo ate him and thought from now on that Barbies tail is edible....
Poor Barbarossa... imagining what he went through that night gived me such big pains.
Lucky I realized it before heading off to work... I think if I wouldn't have there wouldn't be a Barbarossa anymore.

Must maintain his new tank today, also got him 6 Rasboras, small and very very peaceful fishies and a Panda Cory.
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« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2010, 10:34:55 PM »

I guess unfortunately that is the risk when having a community tank. He's ok now Hanna so look on that side Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2010, 06:08:35 AM »

Yes, he is, just fed him a couple of pellets before saying Good Nite to him and all the other fisheeees Wink
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