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Always loved fish, animals in all
Wanted to try
And I went nuts.
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No one truely knows why, but this is the best explaination generations upon generations of betta keepers have come up with and joke about~

once you own bettas, you are bit by a parasite they carry, we call it the betta bug... which causes an extreme addiction to betta fish in general. Symptoms include being unable to buy or breed enough bettas, constant thoughts of bettas, uncontrollable ravings about bettas and their care to LFS employees, and being glued to your betta tank. While it is a sickness that you'll never loose, you'll be able to live happily with it, though your wallet may disagree. Note, it is highly contagious, so use caution when interacting with both people and bettas together.


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hmmm... I only have 2 of those symptoms. Am I infected?
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Hmmm.....don't forget, vomiting may occur when you accidently suck water too far through your siphon XD

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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@ alex09 which 2 symptoms do you have? hahaha!
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Sorry Guys But This Is By Far My Most Favorite Reply!! :))
Thanks!
Wish My mom would think that! hahaha

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@ alex09 which 2 symptoms do you have? hahaha!
1. constant thoughts of bettas - Im always thinking of what I could do to make my tank better. Everything from plants to pondering if the height of the bulb from the bottom of the tank is too low or too high (too low = more light = algae, too high = not enough light). And then theres his tailbiting issue. I was bored in my programming class and my mind wandered over to "betta place". I was wondering if gabe would ever stop tailbiting -_-

2. being glued to your betta tank - just as good as a blockbuster film.
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Oh goodness I got one - then two.... then three. And I stopped. Even when I see stunning ones in the store I don't feel compelled to get them. I think three was my magic number.

I find taking care of them a chore I enjoy doing - a constant in my life that is always annoyingly unstable. I love the way they come up to greet me and how pissy they get at water changes [except Commie who kinda DGaFs] and I love how my family adores them as well. It's so cute watching my father carefully feed them c: *giggles*

Xochipilli - Butterfly HM Male
Ginko - White/Black Marble Delta Female :D
Agathon - White/Blue Marble SD Male

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Commie - Red VT Male
Blackout - Black Rosetail Male
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LOL omg yessss.....

How about ... Looking at objects & thinking..."That would look sooo kewl in my tank...I wonder if
it's aquarium safe??"...

Pros: Fun to play with water (I like water changes lol), decorate, how cute they look
when they are happy & free from tiny cups & jumping for noms.

Cons: So many betta's...so little time. (and space, and...cash...*sigh*)

10G - Danny Boy - Indigo VT
3G - Ping - Violet/White DbT
10G - Dexter - Red VT
8G- Chalupa - Rainbow DbT
5G -Lt. Shiny Sides - Silver/Red/Purple DlT
10G - Jaws- Peach/Red Dalmation
10G - White Cambodian DlT
2G - Black/Red/Blue CrT
16G - Indigo VT female
Horse - Gypsy Vanner
Siamese kitty - Dinky
Chewie - sweetheart pitbull
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