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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone! My name's Daniel and I have recently been infected by the betta virus. I have 3 male bettas: Cova, Hendrix, and Sgt Aces.



THIS IS COVA THE HALFMOON PLAKAT (PROUD OF HIS BUBBLENEST)





HENDRIX THE HALFMOON (ENJOYING HIS BUBBLENEST)





SGT ACES THE GIMPY ELEPHANT EAR (YET TO CONSTRUCT A BUBBLENEST)




Hendrix is from Thailand and he is so unique I have yet to see another quite like him, which is why I chose to use him for my avatar.

Cova and Hendrix have filtered 6.6 gallon tanks with silk plants and black sand. Sgt Aces has a 5 gallon sponge-filtered tank with a real anubias plant and Seachem gravel. I also have 4 female bettas (2 HM's + 2 CT's) in a 10 gallon filtered and planted tank which I may post pics of someday.

I am certainly a new betta enthusiast who is looking for good reliable information from the seasoned hobbyists and breeders of tropical fish and bettas in particular. In joining this site I hope to help by sharing my own experiences and meeting others who share the same love and passion for betta fish and aquariums in general.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to meeting the community here!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 12:15 AM
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Wow! your avatar looks so similar to OldFishLady's! These guys are gorgeous! What makes Sgt Aces a pygmy elephant ear??
Welcome to the forum!! There are so many knowledgeable people here you will find out so much!

EDIT:: I read that wrong, and realize now it says gimpy, why is he gimpy? haha WOW cant believe I read that so wrong!

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Hi Daniel - welcome to the forum

You have stunning fish - especially Hendrix. I can't get over all of those colors in his body.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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Welcom to the forum and wow you have some beautiful bettas there! I love Cova's grumpy face in the first picture hehe

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Can I steal Hendrix????!!!! He SOOOO pretty!

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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping...

Nice to meet you.

Be sure and post questions in the proper section for best response...

Enjoy your stay....
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THANK YOU for the warm welcome!


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Can I steal Hendrix????!!!! He SOOOO pretty!
He sure is amazing. Here's a few pictures from the day he arrived home.


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Wow! your avatar looks so similar to OldFishLady's! These guys are gorgeous! What makes Sgt Aces a pygmy elephant ear??
Welcome to the forum!! There are so many knowledgeable people here you will find out so much!

EDIT:: I read that wrong, and realize now it says gimpy, why is he gimpy? haha WOW cant believe I read that so wrong!

Pygmy hah that was pretty funny! He was being sold at PetCo as an elephant ear betta which I had never heard of before (similar to the big ear/dumbo bettas on AquaBid I suppose). He is gimpy because he only has one large pectoral fin. I felt bad for the poor guy and I was surprised that he wasn't culled because of his imperfection. I took him home right away as I already had the 5 gallon set up and cycled.

Here is a not-so-clear picture of him from another angle.


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Welcom to the forum and wow you have some beautiful bettas there! I love Cova's grumpy face in the first picture hehe
He's always grumpy haha!

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Ooh wow!! that's crazy! I think somebody else on this forum has a betta with only one "elephant ear" too! I'm surprised he wasnt culled either.
I'm sure they thought somebody would take pitty on him and take him home.
He is gorgeous, I cant imagine why nobody would! He's lucky you found him and not somebody that was going to keep him in a .5 gallon bowl for the rest of his life.

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