...that I went and got a betta. Seriously. I blame you all.
I'd only discovered them a few months ago and after some googling (gotta love google.) I came across this site which is amazing. You cannot begin to imagine how much time I've spent reading people's journals ect on here.
The way people here talk about these wonderful fish made come to realize something. My life's empty and meaningless without one! Ok, I may be being a tad dramatic.
I put off getting one for awhile, despite conveniently having all the equipment spare...until today that is.
I needed some stuff for my goldfish so off I went to the pet shop. Like every other pet lover I couldn't resist looking at the animals.
And there (s)he was. All on her lonesome, giving me this sad face. That was it. I rushed home, set everything up. Luckily, I already had a 4 odd gallon tank and cycled and ready.
I went back and went over to the tank and no fish! I was devastated, but then (s)he popped out of nowhere. (S)he been hiding at the top. Seriously, fish is like a ninja. I got some stress coat because I noticed a lot of people on here used it, some pellets and my fish!
One relatively painless bus ride, I put bag into the water to warm up then added some of the tank water before moving the fish into the tank who seemed unfazed by everything. I'd been a bit worried about the strength of my filter after reading people's troubles on here, but the fish is doing fine with it.
It's been a few hours so I fed the fish some pellets and had to pick loads out the water because I dropped about a million... -_-'
I know the basics on looking after my new betta, but everything else I'm a newbie so feel free to throw some knowledge at me.
It said standard betta on the tank so I have no idea what type of betta the fish is or the gender of my new fishy. Also, new fishy needs a name. Ideas?
Ok, enough rambling, time for pictures!!