Saying hello... - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
iheartmybettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 721
Smile Saying hello...

Hello Everyone!! I am new to the forum as of this weekend. I was worried about one of my crowntail bettas having fin loss or fin rot and needed to do some research. I have been lerking around the forum since. It has really opened my eyes to things I have been doing wrong! So I decided to become a member!

A little bit about me... I have owned bettas off and on for 14 years starting when I was 16. I only had 3 bettas (1 halfmoon and 2 crowntails) each in a 1 gallon tank until 4 days ago..... (warning!! kind of a long winded story) My husband recently purchased a 55 gallon tank which allowed us to upgrade our daughter from a 10 gallon to his old 29. So that left a 10 gallon open and needing to be filled! My husband wanted to divide the tank and get a black betta and a white betta so we went to go purchase said bettas from Petco and Petsmart. They aren't true black or white but close enough for us. Then we went to walmart to look around and there were 2 very pretty but sad looking bettas (there were a lot more than 2 but these especially caught my eye). So Friday night alone we ended up with 4 new bettas. After setting everyone up we decided to divide the 10 gal tank into 3rds so I had to go buy another divider from Petsmart while my husband was at work on Saturday. Bad Idea! I had to buy 1 more for that 3rd section of the 10 gal so why not buy 2 and also get a huge 2.75 gal snifter bowl. Ahhhh! Then a co-worker of my husband gives us an additional 10 gal last night that they didn't want anymore. We talk about halfing it so we go to walmart to get a few essentials and I get 1 more veiltail betta. So that is 7 bettas in 3 days!!! I am done for now but its just so addictive. I have a very addictive personality! (I am also addicted to exclamation points!!) I see how beautiful they are and how horribly they are kept and want them all!! I am sure everyone understand that.

After reading on the forum, I realized I needed to step it up on the water changes and the size of the tanks so I have ordered 6 new 5 gallon tanks that will hopefully get here soon. For anyone interested, a 5 gallon kit is on clearance right now at fish.com for $15!!!! For real!! This is the first time I have ordered from them. They seem legite and crossing my fingers there are no issues there. So all of my tanks are in process which means picture posting won't be until way later. I have some work to do!

Thank you for anyone who made it through that and I look forward to learning even more about how to be a good mom to my 10 bettas as well as get to know everyone. Rambling over!

19 males all but 1 in 5 gal tanks
1 giant in a 16 bowfront
52 female sorority, 15 raspboras, 6 corydora sterbia and BN pleco in a 72 gallon

Other tanks - 135 gallon african cichlids, 48 breeder SA cichlid, 30 gallon hex goldfish, 30 gallon community fish and shrimp tank, 12 gallon hex growout

2 Chihuahuas, 2 1/2 lab 1/2 weim dogs and 2 cats
1 Husband and 1 3 year old princess
iheartmybettas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 02:31 PM
TFK Moderator
 
indjo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Posts: 4,314
Welcome to the forum..... Pictures would be nice. lol
indjo is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
iheartmybettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 721
Quote:
Originally Posted by indjo View Post
Welcome to the forum..... Pictures would be nice. lol
Thank you Indjo! I will post pics soon!

19 males all but 1 in 5 gal tanks
1 giant in a 16 bowfront
52 female sorority, 15 raspboras, 6 corydora sterbia and BN pleco in a 72 gallon

Other tanks - 135 gallon african cichlids, 48 breeder SA cichlid, 30 gallon hex goldfish, 30 gallon community fish and shrimp tank, 12 gallon hex growout

2 Chihuahuas, 2 1/2 lab 1/2 weim dogs and 2 cats
1 Husband and 1 3 year old princess
iheartmybettas is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 09:01 PM
Member
 
Aluyasha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,869
I wish me and my husband would go on a Betta shopping spree. I have to puppy-dog-eye him around the whole store just to get one. :)
Your Bettas sound amazing. Cannot wait for pictures!

Bettas - Giovanni (HM), Burly (HMPK Giant)
Cats - Drew, Tao, Jakke
Aluyasha is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
iheartmybettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 721
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aluyasha View Post
I wish me and my husband would go on a Betta shopping spree. I have to puppy-dog-eye him around the whole store just to get one. :)
Your Bettas sound amazing. Cannot wait for pictures!
Lol! Fortunately my husband and I both love fish (animals really) so it doesn't take much to convince him to get more. This is our joint hobby. We are on our way to getting a sorority set up also. We had an extra 10 gallon so I hinted at the idea and he liked it. I am just crossing my fingers it will work out. It seems kind of iffy based on the threads I have read on here. It's well planted but I still need more caves. I just don't want to have to buy 6 more tanks...

19 males all but 1 in 5 gal tanks
1 giant in a 16 bowfront
52 female sorority, 15 raspboras, 6 corydora sterbia and BN pleco in a 72 gallon

Other tanks - 135 gallon african cichlids, 48 breeder SA cichlid, 30 gallon hex goldfish, 30 gallon community fish and shrimp tank, 12 gallon hex growout

2 Chihuahuas, 2 1/2 lab 1/2 weim dogs and 2 cats
1 Husband and 1 3 year old princess
iheartmybettas is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 07:36 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 27,605
Hello and welcome to the forum.
dramaqueen is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 07:54 PM
Member
 
bloo97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 2,320
Welcome!

"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less."
~Robert E. Lee
bloo97 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 11:56 PM
Member
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lismore, NSW
Posts: 2,487
welcome :) i bought a wall mountable (like 0.75gal) tank with the intention of getting one. almost a month later i still havent put a better in that crappy little wall mountable thing but have a 23 liter (dastan my avatar) a 1 gal quarentine tank (Melvins currently in QT) a 2 gal critter container (Nero) and two ridiculously small containers with Benny and tamina in them.
my new tank will be here soon *fingers crossed theres no MORE delays grrr* that will hold eight MALES and then ill have my girl tank up.lol

Female Bettas:Gaia,Bubbles,Tabitha, Rani, Kelsey, 4 unnamed Male Bettas:Oscar, Spyro, Cookie Monster, Kermit The Frog, Grover II, Alvin, Archillies, Moostash
Snails: Yoshi,Peach,Lugi,Mario
Others:Quismodo, Esmerelda, Lavern, Banch(<Guppies) 2 unnamed bristle noses, 2 unnamed reticulate "yoyo" loaches
Furbabies: Kobi & Beau
M F S ˙ʇƨσן ǝƨσɥʇ σʇ ǝɔɐǝԀ ʋƖ ʇƨǝᴚ
"Can never have too many fish"
Abby 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