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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Probably should introduce myself

Hello! My name is Roxie, and I've never had a betta before last week. Found this site after trying to figure out what was wrong with my Tudor, and it was such a big help I'll probably stick around for a while.

I'm a 20-something college student who originally majored in Environmental science with a concentration in water quality (but then I gave up and went into web design because I'm terrible at math), so a fish is a natural fit for me!

Tudor is a crowntail I walked out with at Petco the other week without realizing that bettas cost more than my dog at times. He enjoys the finer things in life like swimming and plastic castles.

I will admit, I'm probably prone to overreacting to anything my betta does that isn't normal, mostly because my only experience with bettas before today was taking care of my older sister's back in high school during its last 3 days... when it suddenly exploded... Wish I'd had this site back then. I'll probably be mostly found in the emergencies forum because of this, with threads like "MY FISH JUST LOOKED AT ME, HE'S DYING ISN'T HE???" because I'm now convinced that the Betta Life cycle goes something like "Get born, swim, eat, explode".

Nice to meet everyone!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 03:20 PM
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Hey Roxie, welcome to the forum! LOL@ "the Betta Life cycle goes something like "Get born, swim, eat, explode". I hope you enjoy your stay with us and learn everything you need to know so that is NOT your bettas life lol!

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I blame my sister for that, entirely, though. He was EXTREMELY bloated when she handed him over to me, and she didn't think anything was wrong with him. All I could do was feed him a tiny bit of pea and fast him, but I guess it was too late to do anything for him. :'(

But after a pretty touch and go first week, Tudor seems to be doing just fine now, albeit still with a touch of fin rot, but that should clear up any day now!
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 09:08 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Roxie.
Glad your betta is feeling better.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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welcome to the forum.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 08:09 AM
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Welcome to you and Tudor

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Hello, it's nice to meet you, too! Welcome to the forum. (:

You will always be my best friend, .
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Hi Roxie, welcome to the forum.
Glad your little friend made it through.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 12:05 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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Hello and welcome to the forum.
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