Betta is Better

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Well Saturday I bought a betta. (Betta splendens, Siamese Fighting Fish). I took him to work today and put him in the Macquarium with the three guppies. Well he'd been looking a bit listless over the weekend, but perked up when he had some little fishies to chase :) The guppies are quick enough to keep out of his way, so I might keep them together for a while longer.

Then we thought some more about lighting the tank. We were still thinking a lamp mounted over the hole might work, and then one of us had the idea to dig out the little fluorescent light I'd been hoarding for just this purpose. At first I just stuck it over the hole, but it didn't really make a big difference the light levels inside. Then Luc tried sticking it down between the glass and the back of the case. And suddenly the whole tank was bright! It's still not perfect, because the fish are backlit, but it'll do for now :)

Macquarium with betta and lighting

Betta in silhouette


Dave2 said:

I think your betta needs sunglasses!

September 19, 2006 12:28 AM


kazza said:

or betta blockers ... ? ;)

September 19, 2006 8:29 AM


James Messick said:

Oooooh, MacFishTank! Retro cool!

October 11, 2006 10:54 AM


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