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So, where should I start? I guess with how I got my fish. I went to petco and bought them. The end. Just kidding
I had my first ever Betta when I was 4. He was a B-day present from my parents. I know he was purple, and I think he was probably a VT. I remember that after he died we went to home depot. My memory is weird. SIP Fishy.
The next Betta I had was was a blue VT with red ventrals. He had fin rot when I brought him home, but he got better. He only lived 4-5 months though His name was Sea Star.
Now I have 2 Bettas at the same time, Raspberry and Sunspot.
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Raspberry is the CT and Sunspot is the little one. I don't know what he is, he's still just a baby, but I'm thinking probably a delta. I got Raspberry a year after Sea Star died. I knew I wanted a CT and he wasn't really the prettiest fish there, but I wanted him for an unknown reason, and I got him.
A few weeks ago my Dad bought me a used 5 gallon and I was like, Yay! Room for more fish! So I went to petco and just browsed a little. They had a lot of really little babies, colorless and everything. I knew I wanted a baby, but not one that little. Then I saw Sunspot and I was like 'MINE' I had said I wasn't getting another blue/red fish, but here I am! Fishy remains my only Betta that was not blue and red.
This Raspberry's first (puny) bubble nest.
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He only made it after I put in that big blue silk plant. He absolutely adores it. It's kinda funny, he's always in it.
Sunspot is hand-fed, it's a lot of fun. Unfortunately, Raspberry refuses being hand-fed. Wow, this is a long post. I think I should stop before you lose interest if you haven't already. More about other stuff tomorrow. I can't always promise pictures, but expect a lot of words!


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Yesterday I did a water change in Raspberry's tank with my new gravel vac, and I have to say, it's awesome. Way, way, way, easier than a full water change, and a lot better for the fish. Today I tried the vac on Sunspot's bowl (yes, I know, a bowl, but it isn't permanent.) and it didn't work. I think the bowl is too small. It's a 1 gallon and I just can't get enough water in the siphon for it to work. I have to get the five gallon running soon!


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New pics of Sunspot!!
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I'm thinking about having either Raspberry or Sunspot when he's grown a bit in the 5 gallon with a couple of ADF. I think I have multi-tank syndrome. I also thought about getting another betta with a divider, but I'm a little wary of fish wriggling to the other side. I'll have to wait and see!
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Your fishies are so pretty! Can't wait to hear more :)


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Thanks shellsie! The fish say... Well, they don't really say anything.

Raspberry's Awesome Flare-face:

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He's decided that the camera is a threat to his territory, which is good for taking pictures! I let him and Sunspot see each other for a minute, and Raspberry flipped out so much that I was afraid he'd hurt himself. I'm not sure why, he doesn't react like that to his reflection. I'm not doing that again.
I switched to NLS small fish formula, I'm hoping it'll be a good choice for Sunspot since he's still growing. Sometimes I feed them fruit flies when I can find them. I like NLS 'cause they're small. I'm afraid of feeding big pellets.


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Sunspot is definitely not a skittish fish. I put my finger in the water and he bit and bit it. I kinda wish I had a fish who wasn't either terrified of me or trying to eat me. Oh well, It doesn't matter. :)


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Sunspot swam into my cupped hand today... And nipped me.


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I was browsing around on ebay, looking at the bettas, and guess which one I liked the best? Yup. The blue and red one. I have an addiction to blue and red bettas. I'm going to end up with a lot of fish that are only blue and red. What is wrong with me? I need a little variation, don't I?


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Love your journal so far and can't wait to see the 5 gallon set up.
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Yeah, I can't wait to see it either. LOL


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