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how did you first get into the betta splendon hobby?

how did you first get into the betta splendon hobby? how do you see this hobby developing in the future?

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my friend in elementary school gave me a betta for my birthday...... now years later i've been in college and i wanted a pet...... so i adopted my second betta around last summer... and there started my betta addiction!
a few times i walked into a pet store which is located by a barnes and noble bookstore where i hang out and read. i tell myself i'm only going in to simply look at the bettas. a few seperate times i ended up walking out of the store with one, ha!!!! :o

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my hobbie got started when my uncle told me about bettas. then i got my betta fish. the i set up a tank.

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Fish keeping in general has been an on and off thing for me. Just got serious about it now.

I used to keep goldfish when I was in 4th grade. After they died due to overstocking (I didn't know about that back then), I saw a beautiful lavender/white veiltail at Petco and took him home. Needless to say, he didn't have a heater so he died in a few days since it was the middle of winter. Stopped fishkeeping in 6th grade. Had 2 more bettas 10th grade, both lived for 1.5 years each. Now here I am in college, with a happy, HEALTHY betta after much research XD.

In the future...I might get more bettas, but that's for when I'm independent and don't need to ask my parents for permission whenever I want another fish.
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My dad always kept a small livebearer tank around growing up and I have always been interested in them. When I was little I would stare at them for hours and hours every day. He bought me a betta to put on my night stand when I was like 5 and had issues sleeping, and I've been interested in them ever since, but when he died I didnt get another.
A few years ago my boyfriend at the time won me some goldfish at the fair and I bought them a 10 gallon tank to go in. But after researching it I found out it was too small for them, so I upgraded to a 26 (which is all I could afford at that time). Then I had an empty 10, so I went to the store and couldnt decide what fish I wanted to get, and saw they had dividers on clearance for like $2, so I got a couple bettas since they were really the most colorful beautiful fish in the store with their long flowing fins. After those first 2 I couldnt stay away.

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