Jimmy the Fish - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 9
Question Jimmy the Fish

Hello people!

I have received a betta fish as a gift this Sunday. I have just joined this forum, because I know I will have a few questions about my fish. My betta fish's name is Jimmy. He is light blue and has some pinkish brush on his fins. He lives in a fishbowl without a compressor or filter.

Since I got Jimmy, he was afraid of me. Every time I put my finger on the fishbowl he swims away. I already changed his fishbowl's water once (An hour ago), and when I was changing it, he was flopping in my hands like crazy! I don't know what to do. I feed him every day 3 times a day: 3 pellets for breakfast, 2 pellets for lunch, and 2 pellets for supper. Am I underfeeding/overfeeding him? What is happening? How can I train him not to be afraid of me? Please help me if possible. Thanks guys, I'm glad I joined this forum.

Last edited by Chesh; 11-25-2013 at 10:13 AM. Reason: OP's request!
Bumbanut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 06:43 PM
New Member
 
Euphie101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 164
As most people (including myself) will reccomend you update your bowl to a 2.5 Gal tank. Also, (in case you don't now) bettas need to have a heater. Betta's stomach are also the size of their eyes, so 3 pellets a day is the max I feed my fish. Before you feed them pelets, soak them in tank water for a little bit, so they don't expand in your betta's stomach, causing bloating. He's probably still getting used to you (but I would reccomend not sticking your finger in the bowl, it probably does scare him)

My Baby

Dime - Male - VT - Petsmart


R.I.P
*Aurorum - Female - TBD (To Be Determind) Tail - Petsmart*

Euphrates (Euphie) - Male - CT - Petsmart

Lapis Lazuli (Louie) - Male - VT - Petsmart
Euphie101 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 9
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Euphie101 View Post
As most people (including myself) will reccomend you update your bowl to a 2.5 Gal tank. Also, (in case you don't now) bettas need to have a heater. Betta's stomach are also the size of their eyes, so 3 pellets a day is the max I feed my fish. Before you feed them pelets, soak them in tank water for a little bit, so they don't expand in your betta's stomach, causing bloating. He's probably still getting used to you (but I would reccomend not sticking your finger in the bowl, it probably does scare him)
That's weird, because the person at the pet store said that no filter, heater, or compressor is needed, and on the pellet package it says to feed the fish 2-3 pellets 2-3 times per day...

I was also thinking of getting a light and some rocks for the fishbowl.
I will stick to the 1 something gallon bowl for now, but when I have the money, I will get the 2.5 gallon tank with a heater and lights. Thanks.
Bumbanut is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome