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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Just wondering are there any other people on here from the UK?

I live in London :) And looking to get a Betta soon.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 11:57 AM
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Yup

Down here in Torquay devon
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 01:31 PM
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I'm in the UK, too. From England Howdy.

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Great to have some fellow UK members on here it seems a great forum :)

Can i ask where do you both buy your Bettas from? In the lfs round here they either dont sell or just the normal blue or red
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I get my bettas from independent aquatics stores (I've had three in my time so far, one passed away last month and the third was actually bought yesterday). Places like Pets at Home usually have the usual blue or red veiltails (if any bettas at all...) but if you can find an independent store local to you (there must be at least one somewhere in or around London) you may have better luck. Some people sell them on eBay but I really don't like the thought of fish being posted.

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Ive been looking on ebay and ive also found this website which has good reviews :) , How is your new Betta? Got any pics of him?

http://www.finzntailz.co.uk/
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What an interesting website... thanks for the link! It's nice to see online suppliers in the UK.

My new betta is doing well, thank you. He's got a fair few oddities including a short spine, 'compressed' fins, a dodgy ventral, a gill cover that doesn't 'sit' properly and signs that he had ammonia poisoning once in his life but here he is very healthy and active. He eats like a little pig -- but he refuses pellets so I give him Tetra brand Betta flakes, they have a whopping 48% protein unlike many other flakes (it seems many flakes have little nutritional value to them, which is a shame).

I only have a single photograph of him in which you can really see him...



I believe he is a double tail (er, lyretail) but it's hard to tell because he's very scrunched up in appearance, beautiful though. Not too keen on fingers!

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Nice betta mate, Really nice colours! And lots of plants in your tank :D

Finz n Tailz do sell some really nice bettas i do think im going to order from then soon once i get a tank sorted. I think im going to buy a 30L nano tank, they look quite smart
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Thank you, ohhh yes I'm a HUGE fan of planted tanks! Both of mine are planted -- Kaze's is only lightly planted now as he's an elderly boy and is struggling to move around the leaves.

The 30 litre sounds fantastic! Best of luck, I hope you can find the ideal betta for you!

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Thank you, I think next Thursday when i get payed i will order one from ebay as there are a couple i like the look of. Then i will set it up and start to cycle it.

Bit worried though as i havent cycled a tank in ages!!
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