Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Fresno, California
My hectic life
i dont know if i would call it hectic, half the time its pretty boring. Well, as i was laying down on my bed thinking about all my fish stuff i realized that maybe my fish own me instead of the other way around. i say this because i recently got back into bettas, i owned them for a 1 or 2 as a teenager and somehow got the urge to get back into them 14 yrs later. i bought my 1st betta (Nemo, a veiltale) in jan. and loved it had fun taking care of it so i figured i'd buy another and found out as pretty as he (Jiro, a doulbletailed halfmoon) was he didnt have a much as a personality as Nemo. Maybe 2 weeks later i decided i was going to find a fish i liked, unfortunately that day i got rushed at the lfs and instead of waiting another day to get something i impulsively picked out something i later regret getting(still un-named female halfmoon). So my bright idea then is to 1 week later pick out something i did want, minus the fact that the water was soooooo blue when i got home with her (still un-named halfmoon elephant ear female) when i saw her colors i didnt like her either. disliking them and all (the last two) i decided to keep them. the next few weeks, fun ensews (they both got sick), and cash is being constantly dropped for the further needs of upkeeping 4 fish. and thats not including the 3 oto catfish, 2 mystery snails and 5 trumpet snails and then i accept a turtle from a friend whos son didnt care for it (and i know nothing of turtles, well dont worry i gave it to another friend who does know turtles, that little episode lasted about a month and just ended earlier today when my friend picked it up) all this in a span of 3 months. My point is now i just take care of the fish, i dont enjoy it like i did with Nemo, i just DO IT, i havent gotten attached to the last 2 yet; thats why they dont have names and its been maybe over a month and a half now since i got them!! i think im going to downsize back to two bettas (just Nemo and Jiro) and become more focused (hopefuly this journal will help with that, ACCOUNTABILITY!!)with my fish and hopefully find that joy i had in caring for them. i think thats all im going to say tonight, i think next time i'll post some backstory as how i got to this point.
Last edited by itsuki; 03-28-2013 at 02:33 AM.