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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from new member with first betta

Hello everyone!

I just got my very first betta fish yesterday! I named him Crumpet and I love him already. (I think it is a male; please correct me if I'm wrong.) What kind of betta do you think he is?

I'm glad I found this forum so that I was able to set up a nice home for him before I got him. I love looking at everyone's pictures!

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 08:48 AM
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Hi and welcome!! He has a wonderful home and he's gorgeous! Was his belly that big when you brought him home? Or did you feed him a lot of food?

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Thank you! Yes, his belly looked like that when I brought him home. These photos were taken before he'd ever been fed in my tank. Also, the local store where I got him said that he hadn't been fed yet that day. Do you think he is ok?
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I'm not an expert, but for the tail type either he is a plakat or a roundtail.

I currently own a male betta fish, a female betta fish, two eastern painted turtles, one western painted turtle, one Chinese dwarf hamster, and a whole load of guppies.
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He looks a bit chubby!! Nothing to worry about at the moment, I would fast him for a few days until it goes down. They might have overfed him and he got bloat. A lot of people over feed bettas because bettas will eat and eat and eat!! lol (you'll soon know the supper dance!)

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Ok. Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it very much. I love this little guy and want him to be healthy and happy for a long time! :)
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YW :D
He's a really nice fish! And your tank is amazing! He'll get lots of exercise exploring that tank, so the bloat will go down in a day or two.
It's hard not to become attached to our little bubbly friends isn't it?!?

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He's adorable and your tank is beautiful! Congrats on the new baby. :)
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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you both! Yes, he's been very active today! He's exploring the entire tank.
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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 04:55 PM
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Interesting fish, aren't they. I love them.

I currently own a male betta fish, a female betta fish, two eastern painted turtles, one western painted turtle, one Chinese dwarf hamster, and a whole load of guppies.
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