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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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I Caved....

I've been admiring a female VT every time I go to Petco. Tiny, white with pink iridescent sheen on her scales and BLUE eyes. By far the cutest, girliest girl fish I've every seen. I kept on waiting for someone to buy her, I even put her in a place on the display so that she was the first female you could see. Because she's gorgeous and she deserves a home and I don't want to fall victim and buy her. But for a WEEK, no one bought her, and I kept going to get things for Gyarado's tank and I kept seeing her and.... well....

I went and bought her. And named her Ariel.

Pics soon, I promise as I am excited and ashamed (at the caving) all at the same time.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 11:19 PM
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It's okay that you caved in....lol

I can't wait to see pics! Sounds very pretty!

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2010, 01:40 PM
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aww bettas can have that effect on ya ;)
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 06:51 AM
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My first betta had that effect on me :)
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 12:34 PM
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LOL, it happens to the best of us....xD Don't be ashamed.
Can't wait for pics!! <3
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 11:15 PM
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That's just part of the addiction. lol
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 03:03 PM
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LOL,I just did that with my new betta un-named and on Friday if that other Male I was looking at doesn't have a home..He's coming home with me! :) DITTO To dramaqueen :]

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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 #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 04:50 PM
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I don't blame you. Same thing happened to me, except that it was a pretty boy fish and I didn't get to him in time before he died and was replaced. :c

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 05:55 PM
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That's what happened with my boy Two-Tails. I want to Petco to buy something and came home with him!

I find the best bettas are the ones you stumble across and just can't resist X)

My Bettas:

Garnet - Male Doubletail
Epsilon - Male Veiltail
Poseidon - Male Veiltail
Indigo - Male Crowntail
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! She's doing really well. Right now her tank is fairly bare because I'm giving her a five day treatment with Betta Revive since she was a little sickly from the dirty cup she came in. She's grown though. She's very small and I have to crush her pellet so she can eat, but she's fattened up since I brought her home.

Pictures are unfortunately going to be in a few days. My camera died and I left my charger at my parents place. They're mailing it to me, so it'll be here in a few days.
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