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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2013, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm The Banana and I have poor impulse control

I'm new to betta keeping. Last time I had a betta I was nine and I accidentally cooked the poor thing (parents, don't let the kids have access to the heater control). Otherwise I spent about four years as a teenager breeding six different types of guppies until my paternal unit decided to feed them to his silver barbs (@#!%@#%$) which he then promptly killed by putting in a rain tank (!!!!). I pretty much gave up aquariums at that point.

After what I swear was almost a DARE from my husband (he argues that it was not) I set up a 10g aquarium for my son, four, and we got a little red veil guy (Bulldozer-Train) from a pet-store because my son was 'in love' with him.

This past Wednesday, while at a pet store picking up more plants, my son fell in love with an opaque delta tail which he has named Spooky Ghost. Spooky Ghost had a constipation issue and a slightly torn tail but after a couple of days of brine shrimp and blood worms he's recovered from the first and is quickly recovering from the second.

For myself, I saw the AquaBid thread, fell in love with the little dudes I saw, bid on them and then went out and got a 20g which I've divided into two 5g sections and one 10g section (future sorority? One divider away from two more guys?) which is cycling now.

Anyway this is a GREAT forum and I'm loving the community. I'm looking forward to learning from all of your wisdom!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2013, 05:05 PM
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they are horribly addictive. welcome to the forum.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2013, 09:52 PM
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Welcome!! I came to the forum when I had 1 betta and now I have 5! LOL

Mom to 5 bettas (Xenos, Willy, Reggie, Owen & Houdini), 2 guinea pigs, 1 turtle....oh and 2 humans! :)
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Welcome to the forum. If my girlfriend an I lived together we would probably have several tanks but we have only one Betta........for now lol

I shall call him Squishy, and he shall be mine, and he shall be my Squishy!
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Hello and welcome to the forum DBanana
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-28-2013, 06:18 AM
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Welcome to the forum

I love your intro (with the exception of the fish deaths by parental units). Enjoy your stay and good luck with your new bettas.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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