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post #21 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 07:12 PM
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It's good that you don't take it personally, sometimes you just gotta smile to yourself because you know they are missing a good thing.
During high school I started in on fish keeping. I had tanks from 10 gallons to 30 gallons in my room- even got my dad into fish keeping. But I kept it to myself for the most part, just for that reason- people don't understand the joy of fish keeping if they don't experience it themselves usually, as well as some kids are just plain rude.
My boyfriend teases me about my bettas- he's a fish person, but cichlids and saltwater, and he doesn't understand how bettas can be addicting. He'll tease me about them, but he'll grin and bear it when I'm in a chatty mood about one or the other. I've learned that if I give him a massage, I can talk about the bettas all I want, and if I'm lucky, talk him into letting me bring in another :P But other then that, I don't talk about them to many others.. to a lot of people fish are "just fish".

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I love all animals but fish are all I'm "allowed" to have. lol
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Same problem with Crayola! except his tail grew double his size... so he trims them
if Nelliel will be happy with some self trimming then id have no issues. my issue is that he blows his tail too often. did a 100wc today and all those white areas (regrowth) on his caudal tails melted/blew. i dont mind if his tail is to be short than genetically decided, if i can have a relatively consistent state without such fin loss on any WC then its ok. i try to keep it at 7.2 when possible but human error is always unavoidable. he doesnt get clamped fins, they just blow/melt. sort of makes me want to get a PK next but im probably going for CT when a spot in my ranks opens up.

how do you think it would turn out if i stopped his IAL water and only added some for water colour? seems every wc is due to have tail loss. sounds like Crayola probably didnt have this issue if he was a domestic betta.

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Hmm 7.2? PH you mean? All my bettas are I believe at 7.5... Harder water can cause this problem with "melting" right? Maybe you could add some driftwood - naturally softens water and lowers PH. Do you have him too close to other bettas? My Voldemort at all costs needs to stay by his lonesome since just seeing a betta caused him to blow his tail!

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wat??? but theres nothing to pick on about keeping fish! its not nerdy or weird so it gives them no reason to laugh :L

Ive never had a problem like that, normally if people know I have fish they think "cute!" or "they are so pretty!"





I just realised that this post is old XD dont pay attention to my comment lol X3
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Lol it is? o_O I have problems because "fish are duuumb" thing comes up. Pfft my fishy thinks your dumb when you stick your finger in front of his mouth not expecting him to bite >.> LOL

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Hmm 7.2? PH you mean? All my bettas are I believe at 7.5... Harder water can cause this problem with "melting" right? Maybe you could add some driftwood - naturally softens water and lowers PH. Do you have him too close to other bettas? My Voldemort at all costs needs to stay by his lonesome since just seeing a betta caused him to blow his tail!
he arrived with 7.2 so i try to keep it like that. im not too sure why he melts, could be fluctuating PH. the ph test came back with a slightly higher ph +.2. i dont have any drift wood nor has he had/seen any betta companions. some WC are perfectly fine but when he starts blowing his tail he gets sensitive.

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RIP: Osiris copper DT, Nel blue VT, Nelliel turquoise grizzle DT, Zaku red cambo, Blitzkreig Pineapple CT, Halloween orange chocolate DeT, Grimmjow, turquoise green CT

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Oooo poor fella!

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Oooo poor fella!
meh, its just another "joy" of owning fish as pets.

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