MattsBettas fish journal! - Page 64 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Like Tree59Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #631 of 1867 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 11:19 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 27,605
It was nice of you to take that gecko home with you and spend time working with him. I'm glad your girl finally pooped. Lol
dramaqueen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #632 of 1867 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
Reference Team
 
MattsBettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,812
The girl I took out of the sorority died today/last night. I know I shouldn't, but I feel like a bit of a failure. She was starting to recover, so I didn't expect it.

And by the way I'm sorry that half of this journal is me complaining.
MattsBettas is offline  
post #633 of 1867 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 03:19 PM
Mar
Member
 
Mar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 968
Nooo :'( It's not your fault, it rarely is the fishkeeper's fault. Well at least good ones lmao. And you are!

Do you only have 2 in your sorority now?
And that's ok, my journal was allll about me complaining lmao.

So I went to Big Al's and 2 different PetSmart and PetLands. They all kinda sucked. Their bettas were in pretty crappy condition, and I spotted at least one dead in each of the stores. Big Al's is overpriced and they only sold VTs :/

Couldn't find RiverFront! But apparently it's not too good. I'm just gonna stick with Pisces for now. It's my favourite, but so far :s
Mar is offline  
post #634 of 1867 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 03:30 PM
Member
 
Mahsfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: alberta
Posts: 854
Riverfront is only a couple minutes from big Als and Pisces. It's good IMO. Not organized and setup like a big Als tho. Kinda like a share house but I think it's great.
Mahsfish is offline  
post #635 of 1867 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 03:33 PM
Mar
Member
 
Mar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 968
Yeah I must've passed it, cause I was all the way at Sunridge lol.
Okay fine, I'll check it out some time.
Mar is offline  
post #636 of 1867 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
Reference Team
 
MattsBettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,812
I have three girls in the sorority, which is a disaster waiting to happen, but only having two is even worse. If it goes down to two before I am ready to add my three new girls (I am beyond excited for them), I will jar them and reintroduce them with the new three. Three girls should be fine for ~3 weeks, I have lots of hiding spots.

I don't really like going to petstores much anymore, except big als (which is really good in Edmonton). Besides rescues, which I will do occasionally and make my dissatisfaction known when I do, I will not buy anymore petstore fish and will try not to support them when I can. They are depressing, and you can throw any excuse you want at me, but they could, for the most part, do much better when it comes to the treatment of animals.

Gimme a sec and I will post pics of the three girls I am getting! They are beautiful!
MattsBettas is offline  
post #637 of 1867 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 05:23 PM
Member
 
logisticsguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,769
Im looking forward to your new girls. IMO female may be more important to a breeding program than the males. Your girls might be ok with only 3 Matt depending on their disposition and with the hiding spots you should be ok. The pet stores definitely could do better with betta especially. I am trying to get them to display in 1g plastic containers. Easy to clean, change water, even add a lil plant or 2. They just will not change even though they wouldn't lose any stock and could sell healthier fish. Also they cheap out feeding them so little they are starved and prone to disease. If you got pet store girls you would need to qt anyway so not much help.
logisticsguy is online now  
post #638 of 1867 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
Reference Team
 
MattsBettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,812
Cj, it would be great if they would do that. To me, it makes sense, but they probably won't. Indjo says that it is believed fry inherit more traits from the mother, but genetically it should be 50/50.

Apparently one second means a couple of hours XD! Here they are.

Lovely blue and white HMPK with awesome form (love the dorsal). I could breed her to my blue marble DT and start a HMPKDT line...
image.jpg
MattsBettas is offline  
post #639 of 1867 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
Reference Team
 
MattsBettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,812
Nice black girl. If I ever get a black hmpk male, I would breed them in a heartbeat. "Super black" is probably my favorite color in bettas.
image.jpg

And then there is the blue pineapple/yellow HMPKEE girl that I already posted.
MattsBettas is offline  
post #640 of 1867 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 06:58 PM
Reference Team
 
LittleBettaFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 8,121
She is stunning. I love a nice wide dorsal on splendens. Be nice if she stayed a clean blue/white and didn't pick up any red wash in the future.

This was about the blue/white marble female.



Last edited by LittleBettaFish; 06-30-2013 at 06:59 PM. Reason: You posted before me.
LittleBettaFish is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tesla: the journal of a recovering fish Saphira101 Journals 9 02-25-2013 09:45 PM
Equinox's/King Dedede's/my journal of... journal-y-ness! Little Leaf Journals 76 10-13-2012 09:20 AM
Edward Cullen's Journal (the betta fish)! AmyC00 Journals 3 01-19-2012 07:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome