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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-12-2011, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Hiya from Taxus, oops Texas

Bout 20 years about I had 7 betta's that lived year round in gallon tea jars since a propane heater kept it warm enough in the winter and AC kept it from getting to hot in the summer. Back then I used some tricks I learned working in a pet shop that gave them all long full lives, but I don't remember what they where now. Know I did have 2 kitchen size trash cans I cured their water in and one I grew live brime shrimp for them in.

Fast forward to now back in the summer while up in the city I bought a betta at Petco. Then decided he needed a mate so I bought one at Walley World and later a female to put between them. They didn't get to visit all day, only for a while nightly. Then I saw one at Walley World that was in a very dirty cup, looked half dead and real ragged fins so I brought him home to try and save him or let him die in peace. Come to find out he is a CT instead of a VT and has made it several months since I bought him. His name has turned out to be FancyDan, while the first blue male I got is named DaddyO (pretty old when I bought him since he was full size), female is BlueGirl and the yellow/white one is KnightInWhiteSatin, he's quiet a show off.
They joined the rest of my crew living in the country-2 dogs, donkey & mule, 8 cats, rabbit and coons that hang in the barn. Down sizing to things that are easier to haul food for in my older age :).

Stumbled on this forum to find out current info on betta's which is really nice. Hopefully the question I posted will be answered tonight since I need to do another water change tomorrow. Had to stop and feed the outside before it got real dark before this post, since I don't like being around the coons in the dark. Never know if a sick one will attack or have rabies and I had to burry one last week. I've seen how one that was trained to attack acted years ago and I denfinately do not want to tangle with something like that in the dark :).
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-12-2011, 08:20 PM
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Hello, BlueStar and welcome to the forum. I wouldn't want to be attacked by something like that in the dark, either.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-12-2011, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome dramaqueen.
So far all of them have been friendly to me or run away, but they sure are gumpy with each other unless it's mother & child. About time for them to make new babies though so the last batch are learning mom's not like she use to be LOL.
I try to keep them away from me though because I don't want them to become pest to others or be harmed by others.
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Hi BlueStar,

Welcome to TFK We're glad you found us and hope you enjoy your time here.

It sounds like you have your hands full with the wild life there. I've seen a rabid racoon once and it is something I never want to see again **shivers**

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 09:07 AM
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping...again...lol...Nice to meet you....
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 10:23 PM
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Nice to meet you!
Lolz, im so paranoid,
when i read :
I had 7 betta's that lived year round in gallon tea jars
I went straight down to the quick reply thing and almost SCREAMED at you to change them every day,
i keep prince in a one gal tank,
But jars just seem too small to me.
But it's okay, just clean it often

~Welcome to my family, Penny (a.k.a. old king cole)~
~My fish~
Prince of whales- red and blue veiltail
Penny/ Old King Cole- red halfmoon
They share a divided 10 gal. tank.
I got Prince from petsmart
and penny from the same store.
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