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Got one as a present 7 14.89%
always loved them 7 14.89%
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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-30-2010, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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How did you get into betta's?

I want to know how you got into loving and owning betta's. it you choose other, please tell us below.

My Betta's

Krall, VT Green and white dalmation R.I.P
Akrin, DT Red with orange fin edges
Zora, CT Blue with red fin tips R.I.P
Scuba, HMT Dark red with white fins R.I.P
Walmart is evil. . .

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-30-2010, 05:23 PM
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My first fish was a betta. I didn't know much about them til my second betta. But that's really about it: I wanted a fish and got a betta :D

I wanted a pleco, but I'm glad I got a betta.

The Boys
Atlas blue metallic marble HM
red VT
Leander red/pink dragon Delta
Mister Intelligent orange/white BF VT

Phrixus teal marble dragon HMPK

The Girls
Psyche blue/red PK
Rhea black/red BF DT

RIP Alexander, Morpheus and Phobos. You are missed :'(
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post #3 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-30-2010, 06:07 PM
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My LFS mailed out coupons one day and one was 'FREE BETTA with purchase of bowl and food". I always wanted a fish, so I thought this was a great deal. I knew nothing about fish keeping and thought Bettas would be easy to take care of.

Little did I know that I would be bit by the Betta bug and learned so much. Now I have 2 boys (and wanting more), and learning how to cycle my first 10gal tank.
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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-30-2010, 10:29 PM
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My mother-in-law really likes bettas and over the past 10-11 years she's given us a total of six. #'s 5 and 6 are still alive n kickin (if they could kick). At first I was like, "Oh no, boring fish..." but when I started reading about them online and how they come in a variety of forms and colors, I got hooked. Now I'm addicted enough to have shelled out $50 for a halfmoon on Aquabid.
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post #5 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-30-2010, 10:47 PM
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I got my first betta fish Bubba and I was hooked from there lol! I also didn't know too much about bettas and Bubba lived in a bowl for about 6 months but then he happily lived in his 2 gallon tank and then was upgraded to a 5 gallon tank but then sadly passed away! and Now I have 2 bettas used to have 3 but my mom fell in love with my crownie Xavier :[ Have always loved bettas ever since!

Clara <3
R.I.P I will never forget you Alexander. You brightened my life
♥Alexander ♥- Maroon VT 11/14/10
I miss you every single day. You were more than just a pet to me. I love you forever and always. I hope you always know that I would have done anything to save you.
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post #6 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-30-2010, 10:56 PM
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My first one was actually my neighbor's. She left him with me when she went on vacation 3 different times. The third time she never came and got him so I kept him. She said she didn't want to fool with him when I tried to tell her how to care for him properly.
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It all started, because I got upset about something. I really don't remember now. But I got my Sapphire, may he R.I.P. But when I got him, I saw the tanks they had and I still remember thinking to myself "Kinda small aren't they?!" So I got him a 1.5 gallon tank.

Bettas: Rose, Sophia, Addie, Ghost, Buster, Holt, Aidan, and Mercutio!
Just my animals: 0.2 Cornsnakes, 0.2 Bearded Dragons, 1.0 Water Dragon, 2.2 Crested Geckos, 1.0 Tiger Salamander, 0.0.1 Tadpole, 0.0.2 Red Eared Slider Turtles, 0.0.1 Map Turtle, 0.0.2 Hermit Crabs, 1.0 Hamster, 1.0 Rabbit, 0.1 Horses, 2.2 Dogs, 0.2 Cats, Chickens, Ducks, Oscar Tank, Planted Bowl, 10 Gallon, 4x 0.5 Gallon, 5 Gallon, and Planted 25 Gallon Tank....Is that it?
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post #8 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-01-2010, 06:07 AM
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My sister and i went to walmart and she got a male and female betta. All we knew was not to put them together cause they'll fight and you can breed them lol. I fell in love with a blue single tail male and took him home. then i went i want to get him a friend so i got my female and them we slowly got more and more then got addicted. Now my sister has a billion guppies and 7 bettas and i have 6 goldfish and 15 bettas XD

4 Female bettas
Niblet, Melody, Valoo, Sephany
2 Male bettas
Head Trauma, Kyuubi
3 Cats
Buster, Tobias, Sinister
1 Goldfish
Phantom of the tank fish
Lisa Lopez, Frogger
2 Plecos
1 Hamster

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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-01-2010, 10:21 AM
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When I was smaller, I really wanted a fish, because my dad was/is a fish person himself. He had a community tank in the family room that he took care of, and I was fascinated with all of the tetras and cories swimming around in there. He also bred electric blue/yellow cichlids. I learned all of my basic fish knowledge from him.

So one day I asked him for a good beginner's fish (I was about... seven or so.)
And we went to the petstore and picked up a 2.5 gallon bowl, heater, gravel, plants, etc. A week later I got my first fish. Darwin, who was a purple/pink/green VT.

I didn't know I would still have the Betta Bug 6 years later. o.o

In the hobby for 9 years.
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post #10 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-01-2010, 11:45 PM
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i acually went into petco and i had wanted a tank with balloon bellied mollys but i went to look at the bettas and i found Fire R.I.P and he stole my heart.. i ended up gettin a tank and him

Ohana-HM blue/green/red
Hiro-DBT red cambodian
Picasso-HM Koi yellow/black
Melon-HM turquoise/orange dragon
Peaches-CT orange cambodian
Rose-CT Red/purple cambodian
Ember-CT red
Opal-CT light blue cambodian
Mariana-HM dark blue dragon
Dawn-HM silver dragon
Sweet Pea-CT red/blue/cambodian

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