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post #21 of 143 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 10:03 PM
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I overheard that goldfish flakes are a perfect substitute for betta food- they are both, after all, fish!

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post #22 of 143 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 10:24 PM
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Lets just say my first betta went into a 5 gallon heated filtered tank and for the next eight years I've been arguing with Walmart employees :P My PetCos and PetsMarts are great and have very knowlegable staff...I'm lucky :)

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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post #23 of 143 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 10:57 AM
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I learned that little girls are, under any circumstances, allowed to buy more than one betta at a time for fear of them living in the same tank no matter how many times that little girl tells the clerk "I HAVE SEPARATE TANKS NOW SHUT UP ALREADY!"

When life throws you lemons throw them back!
I am proud to say I own one fish! He lives in a 14 gallon jungle all to himself PAXTON is my double tail halfmoon featured in my icon :)

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post #24 of 143 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 05:38 PM
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Bettas grow up in puddles

Also Melafix is totally fine to use on a betta.
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post #25 of 143 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 06:09 PM
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I learned that you should use gallon pickle jars as the vinegar residue is beneficial to bettas.

Also, keep your tank light on all night.

You also are able to train your bettas to not fight with each other so they will be able to sit in the same tank.

Feed one pellet a day. They can go for a month without food.

My Bettas:
Sonic, Red and Blue veiltail
Neptune, Blue veiltail

My Dog:
Princess-10 year old German Shepherd

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Bella-14 year old tuxedo-going through her second childhood with an attitude

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post #26 of 143 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 06:18 PM
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I learned that bettas -LIKE- to live in dirty water, and that bettas hate filtered water and never use filters, even if you ajust the flow and they are buffeted. I also learned that bettas were made by mother nature to live in puddles. *headdesk, headdesk*

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Dime - Male - VT - Petsmart

*Aurorum - Female - TBD (To Be Determind) Tail - Petsmart*

Euphrates (Euphie) - Male - CT - Petsmart

Lapis Lazuli (Louie) - Male - VT - Petsmart
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post #27 of 143 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 09:06 PM
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When i bought my first betta the guy at the pet store never told me i needed a heater so when i ask him why my betta is lathargic,pale and not eating he tells me to pour in boiled water from the kettle he is the reason for my first bettas death
Dont you think that if you own a pet store you should tell your customer about the pet that they are buying

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post #28 of 143 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 09:22 PM
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I learned that bettas kept in half gallon bowls are healthier if you only change their water once a month and you only feed them once a week. :/

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post #29 of 143 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 09:41 PM
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I learned that bettas don't need anything bigger that a vase, that vase can be changed once a month and to feed twice a week. They don't need a heater and to never use aquarium salt because Bettafix will fix everything.



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post #30 of 143 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Fermin View Post
All in fun, folks. I'll start:

Today I learned that if I purchase their brand of water conditioner, my betta fish could live for as long as 20 years. 20 years!!
omg! i totally lol'ed

wow 20 years! hhaha.



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