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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Have you ever regretted not getting a particular betta?

I was at the pet store today picking out a new betta, because my beloved betta, Petal, died recently. I saw a section with baby bettas and went to check it out. There was an adorable little guy who "wagged his tail" like a little puppy when I approached. But I prefer males, and you can't really tell what a baby is going to be. Also, I wanted a fish that would look beautiful now. I got a beautiful male delta tale who is teal with a black head, red around the edges of his fins, and black polka dots. But I can't help but miss the baby who was so eager to come home with me. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 10:02 PM
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yes, just today in fact!
my fish, Buford, died two days ago. today i went to the store and picked out a wonderful male DTVT (double veil tail) with blood red fins and tail and a bronze body.
i also looked at the younger ones and saw this gorgeous white, blue and pink baby.
he just didnt seem as active.
kinda regret it. but the guy i got is pretty awesome too.
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yessss today I saw a gorgeous "elephant ear" betta. He was royal blue with blue-fading-to-white fins...and a halfmoon! too bad i didnt have money for him :<
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yes, just today in fact!
my fish, Buford, died two days ago. today i went to the store and picked out a wonderful male DTVT (double veil tail) with blood red fins and tail and a bronze body.
i also looked at the younger ones and saw this gorgeous white, blue and pink baby.
he just didnt seem as active.
kinda regret it. but the guy i got is pretty awesome too.
I'm sorry about your old fish. Your new one sounds lovely though! And yes, that was pretty much the same scenario that happened to me!
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yessss today I saw a gorgeous "elephant ear" betta. He was royal blue with blue-fading-to-white fins...and a halfmoon! too bad i didnt have money for him :<
Sounds gorgeous! I know what you mean. If I had my way, I would have bettas everywhere. Also books, my other obsession (I'm an author and voracious reader) and some of those books would be about--what else?--bettas. And then I wouldn't have any money left.
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yes! I went to look at some plants for my Betta and some Betta Pellets and saw a beautiful bright orange and white boy, just sitting there like a sore thumb in with all of the common blues and reds that the store has. He was so tiny too! I found myself already imagining what he would look like after a couple months with me. Of course I couldn't resist going to check him out, and he was more than eager to swim to the top of the cup to check me out as well.

:( Unfortunantly I am moving home for the summer soon and it is a 4 hour drive with all of my stuff in the car. Moving one Betta safely will be hard enough.
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yes! I went to look at some plants for my Betta and some Betta Pellets and saw a beautiful bright orange and white boy, just sitting there like a sore thumb in with all of the common blues and reds that the store has. He was so tiny too! I found myself already imagining what he would look like after a couple months with me. Of course I couldn't resist going to check him out, and he was more than eager to swim to the top of the cup to check me out as well.

:( Unfortunantly I am moving home for the summer soon and it is a 4 hour drive with all of my stuff in the car. Moving one Betta safely will be hard enough.
That wouldn't be very easy, I completely understand why you wouldn't want to do that! Five minutes with a betta in the car makes me nervous!
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That wouldn't be very easy, I completely understand why you wouldn't want to do that! Five minutes with a betta in the car makes me nervous!
I am very nervous for it! Sometimes I take him on a 45 minute ride to my boyfriends house to care for him when I will be going home for a few days and can't find a babysitter, and thats very nerve wrecking! I feel so bad for him!

If I'm able to get him home safely and then back again in the fall without trouble, I will be getting another! I can't stop thinking about that orange!
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today I went to petco and saw a HIGH LIGHTER yellow betta he was a HMPK he was amazing but my mom said I couldn't have him cause I'm starting a sorority soon so I am gonna try and get one of his sisters for my sorority

GIVING AWAY PLANTS? REAL OR FAKE, I'LL TAKE THEM

3 males: Mardi (OHM) - Mason (HMPKCTEE) - Maddux (HMPK)
1 female: Mercedes (Undecided again) Maybe VT or Delta
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