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jprescott



Join date : 2011-09-07
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PostSubject: Hi Everybody!   Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:03 am

Hello fellow fish-enthusiasts!
My name is Jessica, and I'm a marine bio major (big surprise, right??) at the Tampa Campus. I have been in and amongst fresh water tanks just about all my life! Previously, I've kept tropical fish of all sorts, but currently, I am the housekeeper for a very spoiled Black Moor goldfish that has been with me for about 5 years. I also like to consider myself an amateur Betta breeder, and I still have one of the babies from my first breeding experiment. Eventually, I'd like to establish a saltwater tank, but as of right now, that's just wishful thinking. :] I'm excited to meet all of the other fishy people in this club, and I can't wait for meetings to start!
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Nicholas41



Join date : 2011-06-02
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everybody!   Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:07 am

Hey Jessica! Welcome to the club we are glad to have you here Welcome!

Be sure to post in the showcase thread so we can see your black moor!

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Sam_G
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Join date : 2011-01-15
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everybody!   Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:10 am

Welcome, Jessica!! welcome

You've raised baby bettas?! That's AWESOME!!! Do you have pics or videos or something?

And, definitely post a showcase thread of your spoiled black moor Smile

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everybody!   Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:10 am

Cool avatar pic, btw Very Happy

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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Nicholas41



Join date : 2011-06-02
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everybody!   Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:17 am

I wanted to say that... but didn't want to double post. lol

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jprescott



Join date : 2011-09-07
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everybody!   Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:18 am

Haha thanks! Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of when the babies were first hatched, because they were so miniscule and extrememly hard to photograph! But I do have a pic of the female baby i still have.This pic was from a few months ago, she's much bigger now! I plan on trying to breed her sometime; hopefully I'll have second generation bettas soon!
https://i44.servimg.com/u/f44/16/84/41/01/scarle11.jpg
Not a very good one, but you get the idea!
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everybody!   Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:20 am

That's sooooo cool! Very Happy I've never bred fish, but one day I'd like to...

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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jprescott



Join date : 2011-09-07
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everybody!   Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:23 am

Thank you Smile I don't know about other fish, but it was a long, slow process with those bettas. I didn't have a good survival rate for the babies, either; the female i have is the only one that made it :/ But, I've been doing my research and hopefully next time more will survive!
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Nicholas41



Join date : 2011-06-02
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everybody!   Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:43 am

That's really exciting, I've never thought of trying to breed them before!

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jprescott



Join date : 2011-09-07
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everybody!   Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:53 am

It was so interesting watching them grow, and it really wasn't that difficult to get the parents to breed. The hassle was trying to make sure the fry were eating enough, and they stay little for so long, you can't just throw flake food in and say "ok guys! go at it!" lol. I'll definitely take more pictures and videos the next time i have hundreds of tiny bettas swarming a tank, it's quite a sight!
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schudini



Join date : 2011-06-30
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PostSubject: Hi Everybody!   Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:04 am

Hi Dr. Nick!




Seriously though, welcome thumbs up
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AshleyG



Join date : 2011-08-28
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everybody!   Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:54 pm

Ive heard breeding bettas is a nightmare, but your little one is really pretty!! If you ever have bonus females you don't need.. I have room for 2 Wink

Welcome!
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