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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Kon'nichiwa, I'm new to owning a betta.

Kon'nichiwa, I'm called Hinata. I've joined this forum because I purchased a betta fish out of sympathy from the chain store known as Meijer. I hate supporting these kind of stores because most of the time they don't take the proper care of their live animals, but when I looked at this male I couldn't just let him sit there and rot. He's a yellow CT that just adores his new 10 gallon tank. I wasn't stupid when I purchased him so I bought a heater for the tank and a siphon to make cleaning a lot more simple. I had a bunch of tropical fish food from when I used to have other tropical fish that hasn't expired (I had to move to a different house which forced me to give my other fish to an old friend of mine). I'm going to be getting $20 that I can use for his tank plus the $10 that remain in my wallet. Should I get a filter or decorations for my new betta? I don't want to post a picture of him until he's comfortable in his new environment and until his tank is properly decorated. I'll post a topic in the proper section when I get the pictures. I think it's a good thing that I got a little research on bettas before actually getting one.

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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 10:46 PM
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it's GREAT to see someone buy their first betta, and know to get them a heater! :D

bettas LOVE decorations! you can never have too many! they love exploring, and when you add new decor, it's like a whole new tank for them! :D
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it's GREAT to see someone buy their first betta, and know to get them a heater! :D

bettas LOVE decorations! you can never have too many! they love exploring, and when you add new decor, it's like a whole new tank for them! :D
Well, I figured that bettas are tropical fish which means that they must need a heater to keep them warm. I'm glad that I started this off on the right foot.

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Hello Hinata, and welcome to the forum.
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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the welcome. This forum is one of the most friendly I've been a part of and I'm quite suprised. It's just another great thing about being a member on this forum.

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post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 04:06 AM
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Welcome to the forum from Texas!!! Yay first betta!! We all hate walmart on this forum, they are worse than meijer. My walmart doesnt carry bettas hahahaha Cute cute betta name loooooove it! show me a pic of him asap!!! We love lots of pictures! So post lots.

Hey you like japanese stuff tooo! O_o Im obsessed with Japan ( the country AND my fish!! ) :P haha my apt is decorated with asian decor. Im a huge anime fan myself :) I like the 90's and early 2000's animes like wolfs rain, trigun, pokemon, ruroni kenshin, and full metal alchemist. got em all on dvd ;D Sakura is my fav Naruto character.

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Greetings from Alaska!

I'm not sure if bettas have different nutritional requirements then other tropical fish. I have some type of floating betta pellets. They seem to like it.

Personally, I am not a fan of filters so I would use the money on decorations but that's just me.

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ケンタッキが「いらしゃいませー!」のゆうです!

こんにちは、ひなたさん!わたしはユーラッブナーツです。ベータが好きですか? わたしもベータが大好きだ よ!
いらしゃいとがんばってね!!

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Uhhhhh wtf youlovegnats..... hello fertility chicks and KFC? Lmfao.....

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HAHAHAH did you translate that!? xDDDDD
I've taken 4 years of it, trust me that's not what I wrote xDDD LOLOLOLOL.

It says "Kentucky says 'welcome'! Hello Hinata, I'm youlovegnats. Do you like bettas? I also really love bettas! Welcome and good luck!"

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