Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Betta revelations and misconceptions
I thought with the amount of all the sad betta threads in this forum that have been popular these past few days, we could use a happy light-hearted one!
So let's talk about our own personal betta revelations and misconceptions. What are some of your best betta revelations/discoveries that you have made either in the care of your fish, in products, behaviors, or anything else?
Also, what are some of your personal misonceptions about bettas that you have overcome? We've all heard myths and tackled them but there are still funny things that people mistake about bettas only to realise later how untrue their original beliefs were!
One of my best revelations/discoveries was this online betta PDF book that told the story of a man who went to the extremes of learning about and taking care of his new betta friend, Fishy-wishy. The ideas he came up with were funny and inspired me to teach my betta, Fabio, to jump for his food. I really enjoyed doing so while he was alive.
Also, I love having discovered Prime thanks to OldFishLady here on the forums. Never again will I have to worry about how to condition the nasty, fish-killing, water from my upstate NY area. It helped me save Fabio's life!
My misconceptions have been many. I think one that keeps following me today is whenever I see VT posted here on the forums I keep thinking that it means the betta is from Vermont, even though I looked it up and now know it means veil-tail. Also, I used to think there was only one breed of betta and only discovered other breeds through my PetSmart, which is where I met Fabio who was a crowntail.