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post #21 of 66 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 11:45 PM
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My female is a little dull in color until you shine a flashlight on her (see avatar picture) or she thinks she sees a male (like the day she saw me in my bright blue and purple jacket). But boy is she feisty!! Much more so than my male. I wouldn't trade her for the world!
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post #22 of 66 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 11:48 PM
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Shop around! I found a 20 gallon full kit for $65 at one Petco, only to find a 29 gallon for a few dollars more at another Petco! They gladly made the switch for me. If you lurk in the stores, you might find a bargain; the opposite of the web. Individual managers in stores are often in the position to discount merchandise. If they see a repeat customer, they'll want to work with you. The stores off the beaten track are the best. I'm currently playing 3 local Petcos against each other. I tell each the fish manager what the other store has; what I want (more exotic females). I'll see who delivers! I also got $25 in $5 coupons, 3 from one store, 2 from another. If you buy a tank, you get $5 coupons (if you're a "PALS card member).

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I like female bettas there just like males but with shorter fins. And you can put them all together unlike males. Although i like males just as much. Also i'vegot a female right now and i like her she's much more active than my last guy although thats probably becuase she's a plakat and in a good tank instead of a vase.
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I personally like the females better. I have one in particular that is proof they aren't all dull. she was a pale fleshy color with fin rot when I got her. I thought she was going to die. She got ten gallons pretty much to herself before I started my sorority and she is now a bright orange monster. She is in my photo albums. She is my oldest female, Patty. My whole sorority is colorful girls. Bright reds, pale yellows with blue irid, Wild color...

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They aren't ugly. They just look a bit discolored due to the poor care they get at the petstores.

I remember(before the females were placed in their cups) that petco once had them in one of those display tanks and they were really pretty. Now that I joined this forum and see how lovely these ladies can be, I really want a sorority of my own, but alas, I don't have a 10+gal tank. Maybe some day...
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Shop around! I found a 20 gallon full kit for $65 at one Petco, only to find a 29 gallon for a few dollars more at another Petco! They gladly made the switch for me. If you lurk in the stores, you might find a bargain; the opposite of the web. Individual managers in stores are often in the position to discount merchandise. If they see a repeat customer, they'll want to work with you. The stores off the beaten track are the best. I'm currently playing 3 local Petcos against each other. I tell each the fish manager what the other store has; what I want (more exotic females). I'll see who delivers! I also got $25 in $5 coupons, 3 from one store, 2 from another. If you buy a tank, you get $5 coupons (if you're a "PALS card member).
Awesome! I'll keep that in mind! Unfortunately the problem is that I'm currently living in a dorm and can't have tanks larger than 10 gals (plus moving in/out would be a pain) but I will definitely keep your advice :)
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I live in a small apartment. My landlord hasn't discovered the tank... yet. I will have to move eventually, too, but I got the tank to make it seem less like a broom closet and more like home.
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Wait, the landlord dosent allow you to have fish? Why not
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Wait, the landlord dosent allow you to have fish? Why not
My guess it's the same reason that many dorms have a limit on tank sizes - it's the landlord's property and s/he sets the rules. If a tank breaks or leaks, there could be a lot of water damage. Regular partial water changes can take up a lot of water and will thusly increase the water bill, and the electricity used to heat, filter, etc. a tank increases that bill as well. The sheer weight of a tank can cause issues as well - given that a tank can easily weigh around 10lbs per gallon with substrate and decorations, even a relitively small tank could damage furnature or even damage the floor if it isn't designed to hold that much weight.

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I didn't ask if I could have fish, so I don't know! I live in a basement in-law apt., so if I spill 29 gallons, it will soak thru the carpet into cement. His kitchen, though, has flooded my bedroom & kitchen w/ spilled water from his leaky pipes, causing me major inconveniece. I feel entitled. I have a cat; I would think fish would be no prob., but who knows with him... he does pay all utilities.
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