Black Velvet in motion

    Newer Older

    "TEMPERAMENT: Betta splendens are peaceful fish, BUT they will attack any other male Betta in the tank."

    This one lives up to its common name a Siamese fighting fish. He attacks any and all of my fish, and he savaged its mate when I organised their date. She is in a critical condition...

    Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as ... My most "interesting" (according to flickr)

    -P-, hd connelly, mynikin, and 39 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    View 5 more comments

    1. hd connelly 119 months ago | reply


    2. touching light 119 months ago | reply

      I put this at full size on my computer desktop against white background, and I can't stop looking at it!

    3. RyanThomas 119 months ago | reply

      Thanks very much for the comments! Yes he is a badass fish, he is building another bubble nest and his date has actually recovered. I will have to decide whether to try let them 'meet' again... maybe in a different tank with some plants to create ambiance :-D. The white background is a piece of plastic I inserted into a restricted swimming area - he was peeved with me for it!

      Next time I want to get them together - it is fascinating their ritual...

    4. touching light 119 months ago | reply

      i'd love to see you photograph more of him/them in the future. using the background was a brilliant idea.

    5. * Honest * 119 months ago | reply

      oh wow.. something so beautiful could be so violent.. thank you for the addition in whiteground.. its perfect.

    6. Avarie 118 months ago | reply

      Hey ! I have one of there fish ! Same color !! The baby's gonna be two year old in august !! Great picture

    7. spyzter 118 months ago | reply

      Wow, this is a great shot. I like the white background.

    8. RyanThomas 118 months ago | reply

      Thanks again for the comments, and Spyzter you gave me the idea of taking a picture of Black Velvet from your brilliant ones of Bob!

      Avarie I hope you treating him with extra special food on his birthday?

    9. funky_cheetah 112 months ago | reply

      Your fish is beautiful. I love this photo.

      If you are trying to mate, make sure there are TONS of places the female can hide. :)

    10. jylcat 110 months ago | reply

      really nice shot! unusual colour and great motion and shadow.

    11. Mario Cardoso 110 months ago | reply


      Score 7,5/10 (from the Score Me!

    12. danielthepope [deleted] 110 months ago | reply

      nice idea :-)

      Score 7/10 (from the Score Me!

    13. pradeep jeganathan 110 months ago | reply

      cool shape. i didn't realize it was a fish at all, until i read your desc -- so that makes it a curiosity.
      Score 8/10 (from the Score Me!

    14. Picture This1 . 110 months ago | reply

      It took me a while to figure out what ot was cool shot

      Score 8/10 (from the Score Me!

    15. Sunshine Hanan 110 months ago | reply

      Score 6/10 (from the Score Me!

      i like the shadow.

    16. Nippyfish 106 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Betta you have there. Very nice shot.

    17. 81 months ago | reply

      Clever photo trick and a wonderful photo!

    18. Sion Fullana 78 months ago | reply

      Wow!! Beautiful!!

      Congratulations! Your photo has been nominated as an "The Unforgettable Picture"
      You are invited to add your wonderful picture to The Unforgettable Pictures Group
      read the
      Group Rules and tag your photo TheUnforgettablePictures
      INVITE only & Comment on 3
      ~ ~ ~ SEEN IN THE
      Please remember to delete your photo from the thread now! :)

    19. Bram Reinders(on-off) 78 months ago | reply

      awesome shot

      Congratulations! Your photo is a favourite in
      "The Unforgettable Pictures Group"
      INVITE only & Comment on 3

    20. Maraín [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      So beautiful! An immediate favourite.

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts