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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Talking terrible short term decision, wonderful long term one

I was at Walmart with my Mom and was intending on stocking up on my weekly groceries when I stumbled into the pet section. I had no clue this Walmart even sold fish! Well, I was looking at plastic plants when a little girl held up a cup with about an inch of water and half dead fish. They only had 5 bettas on the shelf and I immediatly picked up the smallest and a new tank. Then had to walk around returning my groceries that I could no longer afford.

But he's precious! A tiny little crown tail male, about the size of half my pinky, mostly blue but flashes of purple and red on his fins. I tried getting a picture but he's too terrified of me right now to let me see him.

Gonna name him once I see his personality shine though a little bit :) Right now I'm leaning more towards either Ceaser or Gale.
I'll be hungry for the rest of the week but at least I have a new friends :)

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, and either he has really big eyes for such a little dude or he has pop eye. I honestly can't tell. If I can get a picture I'll upload it.

I love my Betta babies!!
Peta <3
And now we welcome Edward! I promise I'll take good care of your baby, Elise, I know you didn't want to give him up. <3

Dogs
Breeze Man - RIP, best 16 years of my life
Rambo - RIP, Miss you
Skeeter - RIP, You were too young
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Leroy
Penny
Emily


Cats
Boogie - RIP, oldest, coolest cat ever
Michael - RIP, I miss your furry face
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He came out form behind the plants :)
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I love my Betta babies!!
Peta <3
And now we welcome Edward! I promise I'll take good care of your baby, Elise, I know you didn't want to give him up. <3

Dogs
Breeze Man - RIP, best 16 years of my life
Rambo - RIP, Miss you
Skeeter - RIP, You were too young
Precious
Leroy
Penny
Emily


Cats
Boogie - RIP, oldest, coolest cat ever
Michael - RIP, I miss your furry face
Tiger
Rowen

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Aww, he's cute! He has a good home now.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 05:54 PM
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Awwww... he was worth all of the mac and cheese or Ramen noodles that you'll be eating this week.

Good luck with your new little buddy.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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lol that's funny because I just finished a serving of mac and cheese :)
My boyfriend isn't too impressed, he took one look at him and said "he is alive?"
Yes, is he alive, just terrified and wanted to be left alone!

I love my Betta babies!!
Peta <3
And now we welcome Edward! I promise I'll take good care of your baby, Elise, I know you didn't want to give him up. <3

Dogs
Breeze Man - RIP, best 16 years of my life
Rambo - RIP, Miss you
Skeeter - RIP, You were too young
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Penny
Emily


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Boogie - RIP, oldest, coolest cat ever
Michael - RIP, I miss your furry face
Tiger
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I don't think he has pop-eye. I have had a few bettas with larger than average eyes, and I think that's all it is. He'll grow into them I bet :)
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No, he wont :( He was dead when I woke up this morning :'( I did everything right when I introduced him to the new tank but I guess he was sicker than I realized. Screw you, Walmart.

Friday I'll go to petsmart and find a stressed out fishy friend to try and save, no sense wasting a tank.

:'(

I love my Betta babies!!
Peta <3
And now we welcome Edward! I promise I'll take good care of your baby, Elise, I know you didn't want to give him up. <3

Dogs
Breeze Man - RIP, best 16 years of my life
Rambo - RIP, Miss you
Skeeter - RIP, You were too young
Precious
Leroy
Penny
Emily


Cats
Boogie - RIP, oldest, coolest cat ever
Michael - RIP, I miss your furry face
Tiger
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No, he wont :( He was dead when I woke up this morning :'( I did everything right when I introduced him to the new tank but I guess he was sicker than I realized. Screw you, Walmart.

Friday I'll go to petsmart and find a stressed out fishy friend to try and save, no sense wasting a tank.

:'(
I'm sorry to hear this. At least he had a good life for a few days :(

Let us know what you get at Petsmart.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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He didn't have a few good day, more like hours :(
Thanks, I will.
Probably gonna find a nice light colored one.
Peta is red, Edward is blue, new guy should be lovelier <3

I love my Betta babies!!
Peta <3
And now we welcome Edward! I promise I'll take good care of your baby, Elise, I know you didn't want to give him up. <3

Dogs
Breeze Man - RIP, best 16 years of my life
Rambo - RIP, Miss you
Skeeter - RIP, You were too young
Precious
Leroy
Penny
Emily


Cats
Boogie - RIP, oldest, coolest cat ever
Michael - RIP, I miss your furry face
Tiger
Rowen

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