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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Relatively new fish keeper

Hello everyone! Back in August I got my first fish, Pancakes the betta. At first, I did what so many others unfortunately do, and bought him without very much research into proper betta care. I had been assured they could live just fine in a small bowl.

So, for the first few days I did keep him in a bowl, but I became very interested in bettas and started doing research. The more I learned the more I started feeling guilty about having him in such a small bowl, so I went out and got a ten gallon tank for him with a heater and a filter. I do 25% water changes every week. I feed him pellets, flakes, and the occasional bloodworm. I'm happy to say he's been doing great and seems very happy.

As I continued to look for more information on taking care of my betta, I found this forum. For awhile I just browsed the forums for interesting threads, but I decided to join a little while back. I'm glad to be here and have a place to discuss bettas with people who are just as fascinated by them. So that's my story.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Missed my chance to edit these in, sorry for posting twice in a row. I just thought some pictures would be nice.

Here's a picture of Pancakes: http://www.fishtanks.net/aquariums/p...b0e23_full.jpg
Here's the tank as it is now: http://www.fishtanks.net/aquariums/p...1d9dd_full.jpg
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 06:56 PM
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Welcome to the forum! Your tank is very pretty

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 07:13 PM
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Great job on the upgrade for Pancake

And welcome to the forum :)

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 08:24 PM
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Welcome! Your tank looks great!!

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, everyone! He's been my little buddy. I keep his tank on my desk at my dorm, so he keeps me company when I'm cooped up studying.
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Hello and welcome to the forum.
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