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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Good morning Starshine, the Earth says "Hello!"

Romeo (ro-may-oh) was my first betta from Meijer that I purchased out of sympathy because he was the only betta on the shelf and probably would've died soon after I left the store if I would've left him there. I already had a 10 gallon with a filter, heater, decorations, and a thermometer set up in it because I was planning on getting a betta from a store that actually knows what they're doing. I'm glad that I got Romeo, though. He's a lot more active now that he's under my constant care.

Yesterday my friend and I were walking around Petco and came across a betta that appeared to still be a baby. I have a soft heart so I decided to take it home with me and put her in the small critter keeper that I purchased a while ago as a hospital tank for Romeo just in case. We believe that it's a female. She's currently in the hottest room of the house to keep her warm because I don't have the heater set up yet, but tonight the heater will be set up for her. I know that I should feed her small live or frozen foods. She's already improved from yesterday. Stress stripes are fading and she's swimming around a lot. We've decided to call her Rosalina.

When she gets much bigger, I'm going to divide the 10 gallon tank and put her in it. That'll probably be a while, though, since Rosalina is so tiny. I really hope that I can raise her properly. The critter keeper should be fine for her shouldn't it? She's tiny and I think that it'll be fine for her until she's much bigger. The container paper says Small: 9.13 in x 6.12 in x 6 in (23.2 x 16.8 x 15.24 cm) Capacity: 0.75 Gallons (3,250 ml).
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 01:02 PM
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful would of Betta keeping....

Look forward to seeing pics and hearing more about your Betta keeping adventures.....
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the welcome, it means a lot to me to know that this site is so welcoming to newcomers.
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Welcome! You should post some pics *nods head*

Male Bettas: Renji (Red VT), Hitsugiya (Blue VT), Riddle (multicolor VT), Kirameki (unknown colored baby DT), Ataturk (Orange Dalmatian VT), Darian (Blue Butterfly VT)
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Hi Aloe

Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing pics of Romeo and Rosalina.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 09:28 PM
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Welcome to the forums, i am new here myself, barely a week. But i have found a lot of information about the care of bettas, so don't be afraid to ask as i have seen there's plenty of knowledgeable people around here and the place is well organized.

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Welcome!!! I am brand new too! Just joined a min ago! I dont have a betta yet :( but if you see my introduction I posted I explain I will be getting one in 2 weeks! So excited!!!

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I apologize for not coming online in a while, but things got busy because the semester changed at school. A great update is that the baby betta is now in a filtered and heated 10 gallon tank. Another update is that I'm still unsure if the betta is a male or female. It could be a female VT or a male PK as far as I know. It might be too soon to sex it, but I'll attempt to post some pictures later on. Just in case it's a male, I'm going to search up some unisex names and re-name it.

Edit: I looked up some names and found one that was a unisex name and one that I liked. It's Piccolo. For now on, the baby betta's name is Piccolo.

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cute name....welcome....anxious to see your fishies!

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