Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Washington, USA
I had 3 or 4 bettas with my mom growing up starting in the 3rd grade. she knows NOTHING about fish, and obviously I didn't either.. so they didnt have the best of homes but they all lived 2-3 years. when I was about 13 I wanted a 12 gallon tank, so I got that and moved on from betta's which I thought were boring.
I eventually got bigger and bigger tanks, then when I was about 18 I had three tanks set up and one cracked and I couldnt fix it so all my fish in my community tank had to squeeze into a 10 gallon as my other tanks were agressive fish only, untill I could get a larger tank. well, it never happened I just rehomed all my fish but one tank. I then lost complete interest in maintaining it. an interest sparked a few months ago, but I didnt knwo what kind of fish the last fish was, so my friend guessed and told me it was semi-agressive. well, it ate every fish I placed in the tank. so he got a nice new home a few weeks ago, since I wasnt properly caring for him anymore.
I then quit my job for school, and at my old job we had a betta in a vase w/plant in our goodbye room for when clients put down thier animals. well, I was the only one that took care of him. I realize NOW that I wasnt giving him what he needed, but he wasn't my fish and I didn't know. =[[
so I left that job and sure missed that little guy so I set to work to do some research to get my own betta. I was orginally searching what kind of plant goes in the vase (HORRIBLE I KNOW) and found sites saying that was wrong. I realized I needed a better tank and that they were tropical fish and needed heaters and you know.. I landed here, lurked a few days, then joined. I have a tank all set up, but I haven't clicked with the right betta yet, so I am still fishless =[
WOW that was a life story.
Sometimes goodbye is a second chance <3
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