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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Smile New betta owner

Thought I would introduce myself before I jumped in on other threads. So.....Hello everyone, my name is Jess and I am a new overly paranoid owner of a beautiful male betta named Vinny.
I was looking for a place on the forum for maybe an introduction thread, but no luck. So hopefully this section will do.

I did so much researching on the care of bettas, that I thought I may never get one. I wanted everything to be perfect. I kinda felt like an expecting mother preparing for child birth. lol

I read through alot of this forum, which was a big help or made me more paranoid.

So far I think I'm doin ok. Vinny lives in a 5g tank with a filter, heater, thermometer, a couple soft silky ferns that will be gentle to his fins, an egyptian decor of a sphynx with hiding places (no sharp edges) and matching gravel bottom to look like the desert. I had some concern about the sphynx, because there was one opening at the back of her head that I thought might not be bigger than a quarter. And believe me, he tested me on that one already. The only thing anyone could have possibly heard within a ten mile radius at that moment would be "HE'S STUCK!!" Panic set in immediatley and the lid to the tank was about to be torn from its hinges! But he swam through gracefully and greeted me at the glass wall like he's done everyday since the day I got him. The holes gettin plugged!

I wish I had a pic to share. Soon, but for now I can tell u that he is mostly red which fades to almost transparent on the fins and the two long ones underneath (Im still learning) have black tips on them. He has a constent frown ( Im sure they all do), which makes me think of The Godfather, hence the name Vinny. He is a veiltail from the local Walmart. I did all the tests to make sure he was healthy, but it made me feel like I was betraying the others. It was hard to leave the others behind. Why can't they just get along?

Vinny has been with me for almost 2 months now and I am as attached to him as I am my four legged furries.

Can't wait to get to know you all and your swimming angels.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 01:52 AM
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Hi! Welcome to the forums. :) Everyone here is generally nice and have lots of info for any questions you may have. I can't wait to see pictures! Everyone here seems to demand pics so prepare for that!

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks :) I've been staring into this computer for almost 2 hrs now and haven't replied to anything yet. There's so much to read!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 11:16 AM
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Hi, welcome to the forums! :) My name is Lauren. Vinny sounds like a beautiful fish! I can't wait to see pictures.

My pets:
-Macy, 1 year old F calico cat
-Pumpkin, 7 year old M brown tabby cat
-Hopefully a betta soon!
-Mr. Peach, comet goldfish, passed on 4/28/11
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 11:21 AM
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Welcome! I commend you on doing your research first, Vinny will be a happy & healthy boy because of it . Just a warning bettas are like potato chips....cant have just one!

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-15-2011, 07:16 PM
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Hello Jess and welcome to the forum.
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