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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Life of a Betta Hobbyist

So, this is a journal of my weekly "adventures" as a betta lover.

I'll try to post daily about my rescues, plant farms, and all that.

Hopefully I can pick up a new female betta tomorrow. Most of them are shoved to the back of the shelves and are rarely bought. Unless my sight is failing me, I see the same purple and pink cambodian female every time I go to Petsmart, lol.
I heard that Petsmart is starting to sell babies. If so, please let me know because I will gladly get supplies ready for a baby.

"To give them, however small and fragile they may be, a second chance to show their golden hearts."
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I wanted a baby and now I have one that is around 3 months old. I got her today from a breeder.
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Going to PetSmart today.

Here is my game plan:
Plants- hornwort, moneywort, java moss
Equipment- ammonia test kit, tank divider
Fish- two mystery snails, possibly a female betta or baby betta

Fishy Schedule:
Clean tanks
Quarantine snails and/or betta(s)
Test water parameters
Place plants
Start java moss farm

Ugh moment: I have school tomorrow :(

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I didn't ven get half of what i listed above. All I got was java moss, tank divider, and a plant. But I did get....

This little cutie. I believe it's a girl, but I'm not so sure.

I started my java moss farm, and hopefully soon I'll some moss to sell!

P.S. My betta, Surf, was tryin' to mate with this baby betta. She has an egg spot, so maybe it is a girl. I know males get fake egg spots, but s/he looks as if they have eggs in them. These are petstore fish, but maybe I can have a little betta hobbyist spawn.

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You don't have them together, do you?
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Oh, no. But he can see him/her through the glass. S/he is currently in a critter keeper until I can afford the whole 9 yards (reason for a java moss farm to raise money for my rescue)

Update:
I can't get a picture now, but baby is doing fine. More colour than before. Egg spot definetly noticeable.
Found my boy Surf preparing a nest. He really thinks he's going to mate with the new betta, .

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ok, I just wanted to be sure. :)
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10/4:
Everything is goin' well. Athen is alert, active, and doing so much better. Don't know if I'll put her up for adoption. If I do, I need to now whether or not I charge a fee and how much that would be. Hmmm......

Zues, Apollo, and Hercules have all been a bit shy. During the day, they are scared of everything, but at night, they flare for a long time.

Anyways, i would really appreciate any suggestions about adoptions and such. I am also looking into getting another rescue as Athena has recovered from her fin rot and slight ammonia burns.

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Golden Hearts Rescue:
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If you want to know about adoption info and how much to charge, etc you can contact Moonshadow. She's a member here and she can give you some good info.
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Yeah, i have started a thread, too, but I didn't get much info out of that. Moonshadow hasn't been on here in awhile. But, if you were adopting, how much would you be willing to pay?

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