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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-14-2012, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from Pensacola

Hi all,

I am an English teacher living in Pensacola. I just got back into aquarium keeping, and I decided to provide a happy home for a betta. I'm also on the Aquarium Advice forum (BarleyBear there, also). I look forward to getting to know folks on here and learning all about betta care.

Here are some pics of Radagast, a chocolate half moon I got from Thailand. He arrived with a chunk out of his tail (I think he chewed on it), but he is doing fine and healing up already. And he seems to enjoy his new bigger home with lots of plants, and he seems to be getting along fine with his tank mates (cory, pleco, snails, and shrimp).

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--Chris in Pensacola
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HI! an english teacher... I just got out of some english classes in college. Don't grade me on my typing please! You have a lovely fish. Just the colors I am looking for. Now I am jealous

Keep yourself clean and bright, for you are the window through which you must see the world.
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Radagast? Like from lotr? I knew that name looked so familiar... But anyway, greetings from Boca!

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HI! an english teacher... I just got out of some english classes in college. Don't grade me on my typing please! You have a lovely fish. Just the colors I am looking for. Now I am jealous
Thanks for the compliment. I was originally hunting for a black, red, or black and red king crown tail from Thailand, but when I saw him I just couldn't resist. I've never seen any colors like that before.

And don't worry about my grading your typing! I don't even think twice about it with online communications.

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Radagast? Like from lotr? I knew that name looked so familiar... But anyway, greetings from Boca!
I think you're the first to recognize the name. Yep, Radagast the Brown from LOTR.

Thanks for the welcome!

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Your welcome, I think I have just about every betta I wanted (I have a chocolate too) except for a betta that has mostly black or all black.

Keep yourself clean and bright, for you are the window through which you must see the world.
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I really love the black crowntails.

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ooo I know, there is something so tough looking about them.

Keep yourself clean and bright, for you are the window through which you must see the world.
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Hi BarleyBear and welcome to the forum

Beautiful boy you've got there!

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Hi BarleyBear and welcome to the forum

Beautiful boy you've got there!
Thanks!

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