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I went from one (that I didn't want) to 13 in about 7 weeks. Sigh. I am used to having "lots" of pets but usually they are dogs. Honestly I couldn't have liked fish LESS if I tried. But one day my daughter's fish died and I felt really bad about it. She kept asking for another one so off we went to the store and I bought this 3 gal divided 3 ways tank & 3 bettas. THEN I started researching, found this board, found out everything I was doing WRONG lol and then I started getting serious, realizing how beautiful these guys are and wanted to do an "aquarium" room in my house, so I did. No parents here to say no, hahah. Well, actually my parents live on the 1st floor of a 3 decker and my mom comes up often and thinks I am insane for "all of a sudden getting into fish". Whatever...I love my guys. ;)
I agree. I have always been a dog/horse person. Thought fish were LAAAAAAME until i found Siku and thus this forum. I didn't even want the little guy, he just tugged at my heart strings since he was being so ill treated. Now i am hooked.

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i began the fish story starting 2nd grade when i won my first goldfish at a fair, hahaha XD :) then, by 3rd grade, my aunt bought me two bettas, i didnt know anything about them, so they passed :( now, that i am in middle school, i found bettas at petco, and i just fell in love with my betta, moonstone :) then i got 5 more. XD

My Pets :D

1 Bettas:
1 male red veiltail- Ruby

R.I.P :(
1 male red veiltail- Little Red
1 female cambodian veiltail- Artemis
1 male bright blue veiltail- Hephaestus
1 male cambodian veiltail- Apollo
1 male turquoise veiltail- Dionysus
1 male over-halfmoon- Moonstone
1 male delta tail- Poseidon

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Arashi,

"There's something about the ones who bond with us. Where we want to do anything for them right?"

Mmmm.... it's called LOVE, when you get right down to it. :)

I had a female pregnant guppy die this morning.... her mate was literally in shock... all the color had drained from him and he was curled into a "c" shape.
I removed him from the tank, as some of the other fish had nipped at the females body and had gotten a taste for guppys, and placed him in the divided 5.

I feel so sorry for this little fish... he loved his mate. He was always with her, displaying his mating colors. He was absolutely devestated by her passing, as striken as any human would be in similar circumstances.

I though I'd come home and find him dead. But he is uncurled and swimming, still drained of color. I've done what I can to make him safe and comfortable... I wish I could do more.

I know most people would think I'm nuts going on about the drama of these two tiny fish. But all of God's creatures matter.. which the aquarium hobby helps us to realize.

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Arashi,

"There's something about the ones who bond with us. Where we want to do anything for them right?"

Mmmm.... it's called LOVE, when you get right down to it. :)

I had a female pregnant guppy die this morning.... her mate was literally in shock... all the color had drained from him and he was curled into a "c" shape.
I removed him from the tank, as some of the other fish had nipped at the females body and had gotten a taste for guppys, and placed him in the divided 5.

I feel so sorry for this little fish... he loved his mate. He was always with her, displaying his mating colors. He was absolutely devestated by her passing, as striken as any human would be in similar circumstances.

I though I'd come home and find him dead. But he is uncurled and swimming, still drained of color. I've done what I can to make him safe and comfortable... I wish I could do more.

I know most people would think I'm nuts going on about the drama of these two tiny fish. But all of God's creatures matter.. which the aquarium hobby helps us to realize.
Awww, I'm very sorry about the little girl guppy! Poor boy must be so sad. But you are doing your best, I hope he will be okay! And AMEN! All of God's creatures do matter. That's why it breaks my heart seeing all these gorgeous, poor beautiful bettas crammed in disgusting cups and everything... that's why I saved 4! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that.

Sherlock Holmes - Male VT Lance Sweets - Male HM
Mirage - Male DBT Rocky - Male HMPK red copper
Daisy - Female HM Moonlight - Male HMDBT
Captain - baby betta
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Arashi,

"There's something about the ones who bond with us. Where we want to do anything for them right?"

Mmmm.... it's called LOVE, when you get right down to it. :)

I had a female pregnant guppy die this morning.... her mate was literally in shock... all the color had drained from him and he was curled into a "c" shape.
I removed him from the tank, as some of the other fish had nipped at the females body and had gotten a taste for guppys, and placed him in the divided 5.

I feel so sorry for this little fish... he loved his mate. He was always with her, displaying his mating colors. He was absolutely devestated by her passing, as striken as any human would be in similar circumstances.

I though I'd come home and find him dead. But he is uncurled and swimming, still drained of color. I've done what I can to make him safe and comfortable... I wish I could do more.

I know most people would think I'm nuts going on about the drama of these two tiny fish. But all of God's creatures matter.. which the aquarium hobby helps us to realize.
I agree. I can feel his pain just from your description. Poor baby. I hope he makes it and starts feeling less depressed.

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its amazing how fishys have just as much feelings as humans do. i hate it when people say, they're just fish >:(

My Pets :D

1 Bettas:
1 male red veiltail- Ruby

R.I.P :(
1 male red veiltail- Little Red
1 female cambodian veiltail- Artemis
1 male bright blue veiltail- Hephaestus
1 male cambodian veiltail- Apollo
1 male turquoise veiltail- Dionysus
1 male over-halfmoon- Moonstone
1 male delta tail- Poseidon

Moonstone's Video :)
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Awww, I'm very sorry about the little girl guppy! Poor boy must be so sad. But you are doing your best, I hope he will be okay! And AMEN! All of God's creatures do matter. That's why it breaks my heart seeing all these gorgeous, poor beautiful bettas crammed in disgusting cups and everything... that's why I saved 4! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that.
Yeah, I hate seeing people abusing animals and hurting them. Why do we think we have a right to good things, but animals deserve nothing? They were all put here by God, not just us. We are supposed to care for them, not hurt them.

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Yeah, I hate seeing people abusing animals and hurting them. Why do we think we have a right to good things, but animals deserve nothing? They were all put here by God, not just us. We are supposed to care for them, not hurt them.
Amen, sista! :) God created all living things for man (and womennnnn ;)) to care for. I think that if I give my animals a good, safe, warm house with food, water (fish get lotsa water, hehe) and I make sure they are healthy and happy, I am making a difference. Went to a petstore once where the bettas had so little water, their backs were sticking out of their muddy brown cups. The owner was just watching me. I glared at him something fierce when I left, but i couldn't save any of the poor boys. So sad! I couldn't ever hurt an animal intentionally.

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Mirage - Male DBT Rocky - Male HMPK red copper
Daisy - Female HM Moonlight - Male HMDBT
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Amen, sista! :) God created all living things for man (and womennnnn ;)) to care for. I think that if I give my animals a good, safe, warm house with food, water (fish get lotsa water, hehe) and I make sure they are healthy and happy, I am making a difference. Went to a petstore once where the bettas had so little water, their backs were sticking out of their muddy brown cups. The owner was just watching me. I glared at him something fierce when I left, but i couldn't save any of the poor boys. So sad! I couldn't ever hurt an animal intentionally.
I know. I love animals, and wish I could save them ALL.

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I know. I love animals, and wish I could save them ALL.
Me toooo! That's why when I grow up I will be a vet. :D I will be saving lives every day. And I can buy any betta i want, and I won't have any limits other than tank space. :P Sounds like fun!

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Mirage - Male DBT Rocky - Male HMPK red copper
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