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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Meet me if you dare. O_O

I guess I'll start with the basics.

My name's Katrina and I'm 26 years old. My birthday is August 1 and my favorite color is purple. (So it figures that purple bettas are insanely rare. XD) I currently work for a pharmacuetical company as a Analytical Stability Scientist (I'm at the bottom as Scientist 1 at the moment). I moved out on my own recently, so I'm still getting used to budgetting for rent, food, utilities, ect. But I finally fill a living room with betta fish and bunnies(coming soon-ish eventually).

My hobbies are reading, music, knitting, betta fish care (obviously ^_^;), MMORPGs and video games, LARP, and travel. I have been interested with Japanese culture since middle school and study abroad in Nagoya Japan for a semester in colege. Now I'm slowly regaining the fluency I lost over the few years since graduation and will (hopefully) be fluent one day. Once I can speak Japanese, then I will try to figure out what I want to do with it.

I got into bettas because I impulsed brought African Dwarf Frogs my first Betta my Freshmen year of college. Rocky and Surface only lasted two weeks because I brought them sick without knowing it and wasn't told how to properly care for them. So me being the genius that I was at the time brought Sparkle from the same exact seller. Now I realize that selling bettas outside in unheated 1/2 bowls is cruel. But I believed the guy when he said bettas didn't need heaters or a lot of water. I'm not only surprised that Sparkle lasted as long as he did under my care but that I was stupid enough to listen to that guy a second time after his advice worked so well for the dwarf frogs.

So Sparkle was the beginning of an obsession with betta fish and the realization that I should research my pets before buying them. Before this site, I was using betta books and for betta info. I still hop on BettaTalk from time to time but I've mainly been here since joining the forum.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 09:30 AM
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Nice to meet you Katrina.....happy you are enjoying the forum and have found it helpful....and what an interesting job......sometimes I wish I knew a second language...
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 09:39 AM
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Hi Katrina,

I'm glad that you found the info. necessary to keep a healty betta here :)

I would have failed miserably with a lot of my freshwater friends without this forum so I know exactly what you're talking about here... :)

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 11:34 AM
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Hi Katrina. It's nice to have an opportunity to get to know you better. :)
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 12:25 PM
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Nice to meet you, Katrina. Wow, learning japanese. That sounds difficult. Glad you are finding more success with betta keeping. Thanks for the introduction!
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 12:32 PM
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Welcome to the forum Katrina. Welcome to the forum.
I, too joined when I found that almost every time I searched on a Betta topic, this forum kept popping up!

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 12:34 PM
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hi katrina

what are mmorpgs? lol
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 11:28 PM
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Nice to meet you, Katrina!

What kind of MMORPGs do you play? I'm a fellow MMORPG player myself!

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Casper, a male Cellopane VT (11/07/11)
Amerigo, a male Marble DT (11/20/11)

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 12:46 AM
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Hello, Katrina!

It was really nice reading your into, since we're both the same age and leo's. I've also moved into a new place recently and would really love to have a Bunny someday as well.

Welcome! And I hope you don't mind but, if I can figure out how to, I'd like to add you as a friend on here.


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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 06:20 AM
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Go to her profile page and on the right side there will be something that says befriend Snowtsurface and go from there.
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