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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Smile New boy!

And what an awesome boy he is!

Lately I've been wanting a copper betta (like Doggyhog's Rilian [sp?]), but of course it's sometimes slim pickings around here. :P

Today I went to the petsore I got Renard from that sometimes carries awesome CTs (also where I got Sarpedon & saw an albino). Most of the boys weren't in great shape. One was dead, actually. :(

He was at the top in the back, a little hard to see. I was picking the betta up one by one to examine them out of curiosity, and from my POV he looked like a steel blue CT (which I am not a fan of). When I pulled him down, though, he was clearly a copper! He's a little more 'smokey' looking than the more regular looking purple/golden hues of coppers, but he might brighten up a bit. I think he looks stunning as is though, and he's got a little mask too.

A lady with a little boy saw me holding him and asked me if i had ever owned a betta before. Got a funny expression on her face when I told her I had 15, lol! But she was pretty pleasant and asked me a few questions on whether they were okay in small bowls, how often I fed them, etc.

So I wasn't planning on buying a betta, but came home with this awesome smokey/blue/copper kind of guy! Can't wait to see him when he brightens up! Unfortunately, can't take any pictures atm. Sorry!


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 11:11 PM
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Ohhh COOL!! Hahaha soooo, did you have to sneak this one in the house too? :D

Does he look anything like Rillian? (Pic below)

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Yep! Lol.

He's kind of grey, like charcol-ish, but under the light he is definitely coloured like Rilian is. Could become more like Rilian though, we'll see. He doesn't have any red, though.


Puck (Yellow koi HM king) / Scar (White HM) / Salt 'n Pepper (Silver HMPK) / 'That fish' (Copper butterfly HM) / No name (White DT) / No name 2 (Turquoise/white marble HM) / No name 3 (Lilac HM)




Bo Peep (Cambodian VT) / Goldilocks (Yellow VT) / Joie de Vivre (Multicolour VT) / Lil' Peep (Blue VT) / No name (Dalmatian VT) / No name 2
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He sounds beautiful!!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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just a little update for y'all.

He's doing well! I found out that he bloats easily by 'overfeeding' him two pellets. He's not that small either...but anyway, that passed so now I am only feeding him three pellets per day.

I'm already getting reeeeally attached to him. I think i have a soft spot for my CT boys.

Bambi really seems to have a soft spot for him, too! She's got some crazy breeding stripes. Lol.
Well, today's the last day she'll get to see him. I've been thinking of dividing my 10 gallon 5 ways for my boys. That's 2 gallons each, which isn't bad, right? If you guys think it's cruel though, I guess I'll have to take him along with me to Windsor and give him to my sister.

Fingers crossed all my fish make it okay!


Puck (Yellow koi HM king) / Scar (White HM) / Salt 'n Pepper (Silver HMPK) / 'That fish' (Copper butterfly HM) / No name (White DT) / No name 2 (Turquoise/white marble HM) / No name 3 (Lilac HM)




Bo Peep (Cambodian VT) / Goldilocks (Yellow VT) / Joie de Vivre (Multicolour VT) / Lil' Peep (Blue VT) / No name (Dalmatian VT) / No name 2
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I think 2 gallons is fine.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 06:53 PM
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I can't wait to see pictures! He sounds beautiful! Yeah, 2G's is fine. :)


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