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    Lincoln

    I've been wanting an animal for my office for a while. I've ruled out a reptile because of space and I like having them all in one place downstairs in the reptile area. Also, the few reptiles I thought of potentially getting need a lot of work and my time and energy are limited these days. The number one priority is taking care of who I currently have and making sure this doesn't become work versus a hobby for me.

    In any event, I thought of doing a small aquarium, but even that is a lot of work - 14-15 gallon tank. In some ways, it's harder than a larger tank. Ultimately I decided on a 4 gallon tank with a Betta.

    Meet Lincoln. He's got red white and blue on him and he's got spunk. He's very patriotic. We both enjoy keeping each other company while I work in my office.


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    Re: Lincoln

    Hes gorgeous ...

    I saw some brightly coloured fish ( similar to that ) in a Florida lake last year .. would they have been Betta fish ??


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    What a great idea. Bettas are so beautiful! Just the right amount of "company" for an office.
    Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
    Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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    Awesome colors! I'm not super familiar with betas. I'm a saltwater keeper myself. Small tanks are definitely difficult. Any fluctuation in parameters has a bigger impact. The black gravel and background really makes the colors of the fish pop

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    Re: Lincoln

    If you go for another tank then an Axolotl are fabulous creatures !!




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    Re: Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by Trinityblood View Post
    Awesome colors! I'm not super familiar with betas. I'm a saltwater keeper myself. Small tanks are definitely difficult. Any fluctuation in parameters has a bigger impact. The black gravel and background really makes the colors of the fish pop
    Thank you Trinityblood! Bettas are super easy. They live in puddles/pools of water in the wild so water quality doesn't have to be perfect for them. However, if you know me, I am going to keep his tank pretty clean. Easy to do a 1G water change weekly vs. a bigger tank. Many people do not think they like heat or filtration, but they do if you want them to flourish and show their best colors. His temp is 77F and he has a gentle filter on the tank.

    I used to breed Frontosa's - a brackish water fish from Africa. They get about a foot long. Had 12 in a 240G. Unfortunately, health got the better of me and doing those 2-3 hour water changes weekly was too much.

    Saltwater is a lot more demanding and much more sensitive to change than most freshwater aquariums. I'd love to see pics of some of your aquariums. Do you have a thread here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    What a great idea. Bettas are so beautiful! Just the right amount of "company" for an office.
    Thank you Boger. Yeah, he's a perfect companion. Plus the gentle water flow sound is soothing and relaxing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Hes gorgeous ...

    I saw some brightly coloured fish ( similar to that ) in a Florida lake last year .. would they have been Betta fish ??


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    Thank you Zincubus. Betta's are pretty tiny and I think they are from Asia. Doubt you would have seen them in FL. However, if you can find Iguanas and Burmese Pythons in FL, who knows .

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    Re: Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    If you go for another tank then an Axolotl are fabulous creatures !!




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    Love these guys. Need a bigger tank and too much like a reptile - according to Katie anyway . She loves them too. She just doesn't want me to add to much to my plate.

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    Re: Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    If you go for another tank then an Axolotl are fabulous creatures !!
    They're such funny looking animals. I recently started watching this guy's channel and find him informational and entertaining.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTQ...qXWrKTQsvlm4Eg

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    Re: Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Thank you Trinityblood! Bettas are super easy. They live in puddles/pools of water in the wild so water quality doesn't have to be perfect for them. However, if you know me, I am going to keep his tank pretty clean. Easy to do a 1G water change weekly vs. a bigger tank. Many people do not think they like heat or filtration, but they do if you want them to flourish and show their best colors. His temp is 77F and he has a gentle filter on the tank.

    I used to breed Frontosa's - a brackish water fish from Africa. They get about a foot long. Had 12 in a 240G. Unfortunately, health got the better of me and doing those 2-3 hour water changes weekly was too much.

    Saltwater is a lot more demanding and much more sensitive to change than most freshwater aquariums. I'd love to see pics of some of your aquariums. Do you have a thread here?



    Thank you Boger. Yeah, he's a perfect companion. Plus the gentle water flow sound is soothing and relaxing.



    Thank you Zincubus. Betta's are pretty tiny and I think they are from Asia. Doubt you would have seen them in FL. However, if you can find Iguanas and Burmese Pythons in FL, who knows .
    Maybe they were some pet fish released by someone ??

    Are there any other smallish , very reddish coloured fish found naturally in Florida ??


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    Re: Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Maybe they were some pet fish released by someone ??

    Are there any other smallish , very reddish coloured fish found naturally in Florida ??


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    Totally possible. No idea what fish are found in FL. I am a Yankee up here in CT. I have snorkeled in the Florida Keys, but not freshwater.

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