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    Still Fighting Columnaris/ Fungus

    Potassium Permanganate (PP) can also be used to deal with fungal problems in fish. PP comes in the form of purple crystals or liquid concentrations and can be purchased from most pharmacies. It is usually used for treatment of infected skin conditions (e.g. foot rot) in humans. To use it as a...
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    THE STOP SELLING BETTA PURSES PETITION

    Thanks to Joel. Looks like the petition worked.
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    THE STOP SELLING BETTA PURSES PETITION

    It worked, Ennbee. The betta purse has been removed from their catalogue.
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    THE STOP SELLING BETTA PURSES PETITION

    Bubble Gear may have erased all the evidence of their atrocities from their catalogue, but these images will never be erased from here. Lest we forget...
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    THE STOP SELLING BETTA PURSES PETITION

    Dear Betta Lovers, Remember Bubble Gear? They have stopped their line of Betta Pulses and replaced the betta prisons with LCD screens. Thank goodness. http://www.bubblegearfashion.com/services.html
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    Ever Hear Of This?

    Chanced upon an interesting article; a thesis by Tracy S. Smith entitled: “Primary Sex Reversal in Female Betta splendens Following Treatments with Temperature and Trenbolone Acetate” Abstract Sex reversal in fish can occur as a result of disturbances in natural conditions or laboratory...
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    Fighting Bettas?

    Hi Brian & Jolly Sue, God bless America and the Philippines!!! I'm sure bettas feel pain, the same way they would feel itchy & scatchy when they have infections of their epithelium (outer skin). According to the following BBC news report, fish do feel pain...
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    Fighting Bettas?

    I'm glad that my club had made an official stand on fighting bettas. http://www.bettaclub.org.sg/forum/portal.a...33&CategoryID=2 I love my bettas too much to let them suffer this way. No physical contact for my bettas. Daily flaring exercise is as far as it goes.
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    How often should you feed...

    Bettas may sometimes refuse food. Remove any unconsumed food after about 3 minutes because decomposing food will foul the water and make the bettas sick. Try to change the water in the cups at least twice a day. Clean water will make them livelier, more colorful and attractive to potential...
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    Ever Hear Of This?

    Place the pair in full view of each other. If she shows the vertical bars (i.e. willingness to spawn) and "he" blows a huge bubblenest, it would mean that "he" has got the mojo and is truly male. :hey:
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    Ever Hear Of This?

    It's found on page 15 of Dr Goldstein's book, Bettas: A Complete Pet Owners's Manual. He also cited an interesting research by Dr Lucas in the paragraph. "There are no unequal chromosomes in bettas that might be sex chromosomes. However bettas seem to follow the XX, XY model since they...
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    What exactly qualifies as a Mustard Gas?

    The Mustard Gas (see attached picture) originated from Jude Als (a.k.a Uncle Junkin). Click on the following URL for more info. http://store.yahoo.com/unclejunkin/info.html
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    female bettas

    The white egg-spot (ovipositor) should be protruding from the abdomen, between the anal fin and ventral (pelvic) fins. Hope the attached pictures will give you a better idea. :)
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    What do I call this color?

    Starbrite can be described as bi-colour piebald.
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