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8 October 12
ichthyologist:

Betta (Betta splendens)
The wide color variations and finnage of betta fish arise from genetic variation. Human selection has proliferated desirable traits such as bright colors and large fins.
In nature, environmental factors such as temperature are selecting agents. Traits that benefit an animal increase its chance of survival. Individuals exhibiting desirable traits are therefore more likely to pass on their genes (and the trait). Overtime, that trait becomes prominent in a population.
Chantal Wagner Cornin on Flickr

ichthyologist:

Betta (Betta splendens)

The wide color variations and finnage of betta fish arise from genetic variation. Human selection has proliferated desirable traits such as bright colors and large fins.

In nature, environmental factors such as temperature are selecting agents. Traits that benefit an animal increase its chance of survival. Individuals exhibiting desirable traits are therefore more likely to pass on their genes (and the trait). Overtime, that trait becomes prominent in a population.

Chantal Wagner Cornin on Flickr

Reblogged: freshwaterfish

Posted: 2:13 PM
ichthyologist:

Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens)
Male fighting fish are very territorial and have historically been used in gambling. Two male fish are pitted against each other in a fight and bets are placed on which one will win.
Despite their aggressiveness between males, fighting fish are not aggressive to other fish species. They can be successfully kept in community tanks, provided that fin nipping fish are avoided. 
Olya Smith on Flickr

ichthyologist:

Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens)

Male fighting fish are very territorial and have historically been used in gambling. Two male fish are pitted against each other in a fight and bets are placed on which one will win.

Despite their aggressiveness between males, fighting fish are not aggressive to other fish species. They can be successfully kept in community tanks, provided that fin nipping fish are avoided. 

Olya Smith on Flickr

Reblogged: freshwaterfish

18 September 12

Reblogged: emelieverlasting

17 September 12

Here is the basking area I finally got around to remaking for Landon. I used wood and plexiglass, aquarium silicone, a stick on tile for the inside floor, nails, wood glue and spray paint. I wasn’t hard to make at all! I am really proud of it, I think it looks pretty nice. :) And Landon certainly enjoys it!

13 September 12

spinachwrap:

I should probably just rename my blog to “Spin posts a zillion photos of fish.”

What a good looking sorority!

Reblogged: spinachwrap

12 September 12

irakejelly:

The first picture is where Betta fish live in the wild. Shallow yes, but with nice clean water and plenty of room.

The second picture is what happens when they are kept in captivity. The water that is literally suffocating them because of how stagnant it is. There is a reason your betta barely moves, you are abusing it.

Reblogged: freshwaterfish

11 September 12

Pseudo artsy shots of the sorority and of my res Landon.

6 September 12

Posted: 1:47 PM

NOTE: He isn’t in his main tank, I had to scrap it and start over because I had a horrible blue green algae problem, this tank is temporary.

30 August 12

bentchbites asked: why did i just find this blog now? i feel like we are cosmic twins because bettas and red eared sliders are my favorite pets! actually, fish and turtles are the only ones we can have because my sisters have dog/cat related allergies! this blog is awesome!

Thank you so much! I am so glad someone out there really enjoys my blog. :) Bettas and turtles are amazing, how could anyone not love them?

Posted: 9:49 PM
Here is Master Pakku, my male plakat resting on his castle. It’s rough being the ruler of the tank, you guys.

Sorry for so many posts tonight, guys.

Here is Master Pakku, my male plakat resting on his castle. It’s rough being the ruler of the tank, you guys.

Sorry for so many posts tonight, guys.

Posted: 9:25 PM

New yellow female dedicated post. These photos do not do her justice.

Posted: 8:39 PM

API Leaf Zone

I bought some API Leaf Zone to try in my planted tank because I noticed that the Wisteria wasn’t doing as well as it should be. I will be doing a sort of photo journal of the progress. I’ll try to update once a week with photos of the tank, or maybe I’ll just do one big photo post of the progress.

28 August 12

UPDATE: 20 Gallon

I havefinally made the switch to real plants and went out and bought some water wisteria and money wort, I also added some horn wort after this picture was taken. So far, so good. I plan on going out to get some fertilizers for the plants one day this week, I’ve gotta find some that do not have copper in them because that would harm my shrimp. I’m very excited to see the plants really grow a lot so the fish have some sort of thickage to swim through, I think it will look great too.

On a side note, the only pet shop around here that has red cherry shrimp was out of stock last time I went, so I’ve been emailing them and trying to ask if they’ve received any new ones yet but they won’t return my emails and I don’t want to go out to the shop and look to see if they have any, because if they don’t that is a huge waste of my time because it is an hour drive out that way. Sigh.

Posted: 7:02 PM
This is my newest addition to my sorority. She is a pretty little yellow female I saw at the pet store and I just had to have her! Such a lovely girl.

This is my newest addition to my sorority. She is a pretty little yellow female I saw at the pet store and I just had to have her! Such a lovely girl.

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh