Join Date: May 2013
Location: Massachusetts, U.S.
How many tanks do you have? I know you have all your girls in a 33 gallon, but what are your boys in?
And yeah, haha, I'd have to get rid of DVDs and books and video games to make more space, and that's not gonna happen, haha. I do have an old tv I don't use anymore that's really big and bulky. I can't move it by myself, but if I got rid of it I could fit another ten gallon where it is, haha.
The 4 I have already keep me plenty entertained and are wonderful company. Plus they're so easy to care for, and aren't messy, and don't eat much. They're literally the perfect pets for me right now. I have really good tap water quality too, its not very hard and the pH is perfect. So I have never had problems with the water for any fish I've ever had. I've never really had to deal with a sick fish (besides when Sonata was having SB problems, but that wasnt particularly an illness, and was very brief) so I must be doing something right, haha. My dad always had fish when I was growing up, too, so I do have decent knowledge of fish husbandry.
It's not fair how easy Bettas can be for how incredible they are. I could easily keep a whole bunch and have no problem with them. So I keep getting more xD
Oh, and a side note, my friend who was having trouble with his Betta fin biting and with his water pH is doing a lot better now. He's had his boy in a one gallon doing daily water changes, and he's almost completely healed up. He's working on getting the water in the ten gallon stabilized, and its working. The water is clear and his pH is good. He's been acclimating his boy for a week now just to make sure he's okay with the new pH. And everything seems good. I'm just worried he may decline again in a big tank because of how much he perked up in the 1 gallon. He hasn't put any new plants in yet, but he has some. He's just been waiting for the water to stabilize at a good place. He's been using bottled water too now because his tap water is ridiculous in his town. But he makes good money, do he doesn't mind buying a bunch of bottled water. He's more concerned about keeping his fish healthy. This Betta is the first pet he's ever really had, and its awesome to see how dedicated he is to him.
2 Boys: Benedict (VT), Ramses (King PK) 3 Girls: Gylfie, Sonata, Alice (all VT) 5 Cory Catfish: Sherlock, Watson, Mycroft, Howard, Gimpy