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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Starting from Scratch

Hi everyone,

Great forum here! I am getting back into fishkeeping after several years, and I really just have to have a betta again.

Last time, my Petsmart betta made it two years and a bit, without me knowing anything about what I was doing. This time, I really want to focus on making a fantastic environment for a rescued or rehomed fish.

To that end, I will be creeping all over the Planted Tank area. I live in Southeast Florida, and we have a wonderful freshwater aquarium store about an hour south of me. Not an everyday drop by, but worth the drive.

Thanks to everyone who ever contributes here. I have been reading everything obsessively, and look forward to being able to make some contributions of my own someday.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 01:08 PM
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Welcome to Bettas R Us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I posted on your other thread about starting from scratch. Hope it helps!

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 01:58 PM
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping....

Nice to meet you....

Lots of different ways to keep, breed and rear fry successfully-its finding what works for you, your breeders (if you plan to breed) and what you have on hand....

Be sure and post questions in the proper section for best response-We have lots of members ready and willing to help....(We encourage lots of questions so don't hesitate to ask by starting a new thread)

Enjoy your stay....
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 03:16 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum

You'll find everything you need to know about how to care for your new betta friend here. And you'll make some new friends of your own.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 02:24 AM
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Welcome, nice to meet you! You've come to the right place! Lots of people on here who are quite knowledgeable about bettas! My betta is a male blue veil tail named Mojo! (see my avatar) Hope you enjoy the forums as much as I do! :D

Rest in peace little Pizza. You were a true miracle who is dearly missed and will be forever loved by all who knew you. 2 years 10 months of love, life, and weirdness with the fish who just kept on living!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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Mojo is adorable! Beautiful color.

I an currently running down a craigslist ad for a ten gallon full set up (including heater! Yay!), so I already have violated my 5 gallons max rule.

Sigh. So addictive.
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Hello and welcome to the forum.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 06:30 AM
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Welcome! It's great that you have that tank. Good luck!

“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”- Gandalf, The Hobbit
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 05:34 PM
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Hello! Welcome to the forum! Everyone on here is really great and will be happy to help you with your new tank. Glad to have you!

My lovely bettas are: Dagger, Egg, Salsa, Marble, Augustus, Miles
Puddles, Oz, Nate, Monkey, Picasso, Feng, and Maui
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