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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hi! My name is Katie and I'm about to get my first betta fish ever.

It's technically going to be my first fish ever. I had fish as a young kid, but they were mostly goldfish that I won at my elementary school fairs. I got my first one when I was about 6, and it lived until I was 10. I fed it, but my dad did most of the cleaning and other stuff.

Dogs? I know all about dogs. Right now I have two dogs and two hedgehogs. I'm a dog trainer and a veterinary assistant. Dogs are my specialty. I've trained sheep herding and fly ball with my Corgi and now have a working line German Shepherd I train Schutzhund with. And as I said, I help other people train their dogs for a living. It's my passion and I wouldn't rather be doing anything else.

Bug fish? No, I don't know a darn thing about fish. Well, I didn't. About two years ago I was going to set up my first tank but some financial issues got in the way and I decided to wait. I have a very fish savvy friend who has successfully kept huge saltwater and freshwater tanks both. Through him and the interwebs I'm finally ready for my betta. I still have plenty of stupid questions, but I'm a lot more informed than I originally was!

Anyway, I'm so excited!!! I have my tank set up and should be getting my fishie friend sometime this week!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 10:11 AM
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Hi Katie, welcome to the forum. Glad to have you aboard.

The only dumb question I can think of is the one you don't ask.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 10:16 AM
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Hello Katie! Welcome!

We'll all be glad to answer any questions you might have. (:
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 02:50 PM
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping...glad you decided to join our community......

Look forward to hearing more about your Betta adventures and seeing pics of your new Betta and setup.....

Just a warning.....Bettas are

Ask all the questions you need-we are happy to help....

Enjoy your stay....
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Hi Katie and welcome to the forum.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-15-2012, 12:26 PM
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Hey there- another SoCal newbie! I just picked up two betta myself (blue female and a light orange male) and am currently working to learn how to make their tanks happy and safe. Hope you have fun with your little finned friend!
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