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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Gah why did i look at the betta shelf





So, I stopped at PetSmart to get pet things... lol. I looked at the Betta shelf, expecting to see a lot of sad vieltails, but I saw good selection that day, and the said Bettas you were all talking yourself. :P Well, they were happy, too! They were all flaring at each other and making bubble nests and all sorts of happiness. I saw them for a while, and I picked a very active HMPK that was flaring at everybody. :D So, I walked like a pro to the cashier with the fish in my hands and I was like a boss when I walked out the store, then I realized I didn't know what I would do with a new fish LOL. So, I went home and kind of graduated my molly fry and placed them with the adults, making sure they were being hidden by plants and then I used the tank I was raising them in for him. I boiled some oak leaves and ta-dah! He has a home. :)

He has been very active exploring his new home, and he has surprised me a lot because it seems I've had him for months! I think this because
1. He ate three frozen bloodworms, and a pellet.
2. He is flaring at everything, he is very active
3. He is already building a bubblenest!
He is still scared of the tweezers, clamping his fins and retreating, but hopefully that can get fixed soon. :)

I don't know what I want to name him, probably something with a similar meaning to Texas, friend. I was thinking about Dakoda, Dakota, or Takoda, what do you guys thing? :)

Thanks for reading!

One(1) male Betta splendens named Texas, one(1) big heart for him.
Texas means Friend, and that's what my betta is.
6/14/11
7/7/11
A new member joins the family, Takoda.
8/4/11
Two new members join the family.

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He looks kinda like a Montana to me....

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Haha, I wasn't really looking into getting 50 Bettas and naming them after all the states. xD I liked Texas, and the contenders for this guy's name because they share a meaning, and that meaning is friend, and that's what these guys are, right?

One(1) male Betta splendens named Texas, one(1) big heart for him.
Texas means Friend, and that's what my betta is.
6/14/11
7/7/11
A new member joins the family, Takoda.
8/4/11
Two new members join the family.
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The first one is gorgeous...

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He's gorgeous. I like your improvised anti-jumping mesh lol. I don't know anyother words for friends...except like amigo and the usual buddy, pal, compadre, confidant....but maybe a baby name website with meaning will help?

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haha, I just realized the second photo was him too..just different lighting...wooops..

I wish my local petsmart sold bettas like this. :D

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Haha, thanks! :)

LOL! Glad you like the mesh. xD I have been looking at a baby name website, and I really like Dakoda/Dakota/Takoda because they mean friend and the name itself is very pretty, too, but there's something that doesn't fit. :I

One(1) male Betta splendens named Texas, one(1) big heart for him.
Texas means Friend, and that's what my betta is.
6/14/11
7/7/11
A new member joins the family, Takoda.
8/4/11
Two new members join the family.
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I like Takoda...and I'd call him Koda for short, but that's just me.

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How gorgeous!

But.... the second thing I notice in the pic is that high temp on the thermometer ... what's going on with that?
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I like Takoda too.... hey, maybe that'll be his name. :) Takoda... heh. :3

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But.... the second thing I notice in the pic is that high temp on the thermometer ... what's going on with that?
Oh, don't worry! :) That's only in the afternoon. He's currently in my greenhouse, but when I get my room I'll move him inside.

Don't Betta fish naturally get these temperatures in the wild?

One(1) male Betta splendens named Texas, one(1) big heart for him.
Texas means Friend, and that's what my betta is.
6/14/11
7/7/11
A new member joins the family, Takoda.
8/4/11
Two new members join the family.
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