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1 17th September 23:14
~ janj jjspond.us
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I blame Roy for this idea. ;o)

He mentioned having a betta pair in his barrel pond. So I'm wondering what
is their temperature tolerance? I have 3 large pots that probably hold 20
gallons with some plants, an a betta in 1 or 2 of them sounds like a plan.
Normal temps currently this time of year are 85-90*F days, down to 55-60*F
at night. ~ jan

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2 17th September 23:14
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Well Bettas are tropical fish and prefer water in the range of72 to 82
deg F or so.. That said I have kept bettas outside before when my
water was in the high 60's and did not have a problem.....but it was
only for a few days.....I would try and make sure temp stays in the
range to be safe.....

One thing to be aware of Betta's are jumpers, so if it stays in the
container for about 2 or 3 days without doing the suicide jump, they
usually stay put..

Its unreal how nice they grow outside in a tub or pool. Only bettas I
keep in small containers (1 qt jars) are the young males until I get
them ready to go to the petstores. I them put them in plastic bags for
transporting them. I keep all the young female in one tank or kiddie
pool.

You hear a lot on how you need to seperate the male from the female
after spawning. I have already had a few that we left the female in
with the nest and the male and she even helped a bit with keeping the
fry in the bubble nest. I have had one male betta do nothing but keep
building a nest and would repeatedly spawn with numerous females and
use the same bubble nest. Talk about not giving up, it was just one
steady fry factory. The container even had numerous fry of all sizes
swimmng around, and no signs of aggression from either parent....It go
to the point I had to remove the adults as I was getting paranoid, and
tired of baby sitting everyone.


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3 18th September 02:15
~ janj jjspond.us
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Wow, sounds really interesting... not that I need ANOTHER hobby. Thanks for
all the info. Appreciate it. ) ~ jan

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4 18th September 13:40
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Repeat after me: "It's not ANOTHER hobby. Just another part of the
same hobby."

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5 18th September 13:41
~ janj jjspond.us
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Riiiiiiight! (Sounds like something I'd say.) ;-) ~ jan

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