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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,

I have just started to keep fish about 3 weeks ago. I've had some trouble keeping my bettas having lost one in the last 3 weeks where my brother has lost two and mom decided that was enough for him.

We bought our fish 2 gallon aqueon mini bows to keep them in. I started out with a blue veil tail and he passed away. His name was Escaper. Mom then got another betta for me from a different pet store and we are having a whole lot of better luck with him. He is red, turquoise and a pinkish purple color (I call it a candy color). I have named him Rainbow due to all the colors.

The bettas were my birthday present which was the 24th of this month. Mom and dad said that it was my responsibility to decorate my tank with my allowance, so now it's time to start buying decorations and plants for the tank I will appreciate an idea on maybe some good artificial plants for my tank, just remember it's a small tank.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 04:45 PM
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Welcome..The only advice I have so far is go for silk plants, plastic may have sharp edges that can catch the betta's fins and rip them.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 02:18 AM
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Welcome to the forum and the addiction :) Betta's are awesome and you will really enjoy all of the help from everybody on this amazing forum!! Welcome

Just because I'm in a cup, does not mean to pass me up, all day long I sit and stare wishing you would take me there. To your home to set me free, in a tank would mean worlds to me. I'll be your friend and loving pet, buying me wont bring regret. I'm just a Betta can't you see, all I ask is you could too love me - CandiceMM

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Hello and welcome!

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 01:19 PM
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Hello and Welcome, glad you are here to learn all the wonderful things about bettas and how to take care of them, In regards to plants, silk, or real are best, there are a few plastic ones that you could use, but you would have to test them first, if they feel pointy, or catch on a sweater or something not good, (there is a pantyhose test) that works well, and if you rub your hand against any plastic plant with the hose, and it snags, opt for all silk")

Also you betta will appreciate something to hide in, a cave preferably, for rest and sleep, there is a great Betta Floating Log, that bettas love, It is fairly big, might be too big for a 2 gal, but you could take some measurements to check..Happy betta keeping.Look foward to seeing some pictures of the pretty boy you have, Is he also a Veiltail?

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 12:03 PM
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping.....

Enjoy your stay...

Be sure and post questions in the proper section for best response.....
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 04:34 PM
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