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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-24-2016, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
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The life of a betta hoarder.

Hey guys, so I have a serious betta problem. It all started with thor, My dumbo half-moon male. My friend was buying me a betta for my house warming gift when i moved into my new apartment 3 months ago, and so naturally we went to petco and was looking around. And there he was, pale and thin and Blind in one eye. The same eye that im nearly blind in. I fell in love. I had to take him home with me, so 45 dollars later (My friend was so mad) I had a fish. He was in a dinky .75 tank and a silly little column stood in his tank, but boy did that fish have personality. He would swim up to the glass when i came near and would flop those giant fins around, and i would smile and laugh. He made me happy. Now 14 betta fish later, he sits in a separated 10 gallon and still gets excited to see me. Other bettas i have are aggressive or shy, but this betta is the love of my life. Since then i have bought 15 betta's (One was unlucky enough to meet my kittens tummy) but whenever i bring someone in my fish room i show them Thor, and with a proud gleam in my eyes tell them this is where it all started.
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So in the latest betta hoarding new's,

My boyfriends best friend FINALLY got a girlfriend (I dont quite mind him) but she came over for me and my bestfriends girl night while her boyfriend spent time with mine. Well my best friend to went with me to buy her first betta fish for her 5 gallon tank (She is a molly breeder so betta's arent her usual fish) Well she decides to rescue one from walmart and the women came with us and bought a little viel tail for her self.

Get this though, she is currently living in her boyfriends sister's home, and is not allowed to have this fish. So she spends the night THEN LEAVES HER BETTA HERE AND SAYS SHE CAN'T TAKE IT WITH HER. Now i have 15 betta's of my own, and although i am always open to more betta's i was not interested in a veil tail in my mix. (I am currently working on breeding my double half moon king with my halfmoon female leih) and did not want a fish in a tiny little cup.

SHE DID'NT EVEN NAME IT and im pretty sure that she only bought it to try to fit in with me and my friend. End of story though i have a veil tail, which i am currently calling reject. I mean, how could someone abandon their baby like that!? I couldn't imagen doing that to any of my fish...just UGH and my boyfriend wants her to move in with us. UH.....NO!

Has anyone ever had someone abandon fish on them? Im so mad...
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So lets get things rolling,
I have recently started to cycle my new 2.5 gallon tank for a fish im getting in the mail (First mail fish sooooooooooo excited) and i was beginning to worry about it. I mean, i have lots of betta's don't get me wrong, and i do a pretty decent job of taking care of them. But i figured with this fish, i will do only live plants. This started a whole problem in its own. I mean, i have 3 live plants in my tanks and one died on me because i accidentally snapped the plant from its roots. (Thor doesn't care though.) So i go to pet smart pick up a plant i don't even know how to pronounce and i think im done. NOPE i gotta get more plants because its smaller than it looks. Cool so im dragging my boyfriend to pet kingdom tomorrow to look at plants. Problem is i used up all my betta allowance this week. Ugh no good. wish me luck. Im thinking of getting some java moss....
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*giggle* "betta allowance", that is cute. Live plants are sooooo expensive. Water Wisteria grows fast and then can be cut and then you have a whole 'nother plant- it will grow roots off the stem. It also adjusts to high or low light and can be planted or left to float. I bought mine at Petsmart.

And the fish dumper girl sounds horrible and insecure, I can't imagine her living in my house. Please give veiltail a proper name. It isn't his fault he got rejected when a human like that bought him. How about Fate? Destiny had it that he ended up at a knowledgable betta lover's house! He actually got the good deal with you and not her. Veil tails have really sweet personalities.

Thor sounds amazing! I want an EE halfmoon! Never seen one at Petco. :(
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Plant wise I'm going to an aquarium specially store, so hopefully they can have some good plants. But when it comes to the Veil tail, we named him chance. Since he has a new one. He is a sweetie always hiding till I come out and he swims up and smiles. I like him alot for being a fish I didn't need. But he needed me and that's how I see it.
And oh gosh is my baby thor beautiful. He has the fullest tails and he's all this light gild color with pink and blue. He is what got me to research and love betta's. But ya he'said a dumbo eared halfmoon. Abosultly beautiful never seen another fish like him. Sad petco mistreated him though and he'said half blind.
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You should post pictures of all your bettas on here! I made a thread recently of my past 47 bettas, all their pictures look pretty cool together. lol
I am also almost completely blind in one eye (left) and a few years back rescued a long finned Oscar that was missing an eye. I always have a soft spot for the crippled ones. :)

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I think the most beautiful fish at the store are often there the longest, simply because the price. Thor may have been waiting for you quite a while.
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So in the latest betta hoarding new's,

My boyfriends best friend FINALLY got a girlfriend (I dont quite mind him) but she came over for me and my bestfriends girl night while her boyfriend spent time with mine. Well my best friend to went with me to buy her first betta fish for her 5 gallon tank (She is a molly breeder so betta's arent her usual fish) Well she decides to rescue one from walmart and the women came with us and bought a little viel tail for her self.

Get this though, she is currently living in her boyfriends sister's home, and is not allowed to have this fish. So she spends the night THEN LEAVES HER BETTA HERE AND SAYS SHE CAN'T TAKE IT WITH HER. Now i have 15 betta's of my own, and although i am always open to more betta's i was not interested in a veil tail in my mix. (I am currently working on breeding my double half moon king with my halfmoon female leih) and did not want a fish in a tiny little cup.

SHE DID'NT EVEN NAME IT and im pretty sure that she only bought it to try to fit in with me and my friend. End of story though i have a veil tail, which i am currently calling reject. I mean, how could someone abandon their baby like that!? I couldn't imagen doing that to any of my fish...just UGH and my boyfriend wants her to move in with us. UH.....NO!

Has anyone ever had someone abandon fish on them? Im so mad...
Wait, wait...wait wait wait, does the bestfriend of your boyfriend live with you two as well? Cause otherwise him being like "yeah I want to let the girlfriend move in with us!" is kinda weird o.O Just me? Plus it sounds like they haven't even been dating for a significant amount of time o.o

Anyway, totes rude! She just thrust at least half a year of another commitment onto you xD

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Wait, wait...wait wait wait, does the bestfriend of your boyfriend live with you two as well? Cause otherwise him being like "yeah I want to let the girlfriend move in with us!" is kinda weird o.O Just me? Plus it sounds like they haven't even been dating for a significant amount of time o.o



Anyway, totes rude! She just thrust at least half a year of another commitment onto you xD


No I totally agree with you!!! I'm getting a "her boyfriend is a creeper" vibe too. You guys need to seriously sit down and have a talk, that's strange as HECK!


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Wait, wait...wait wait wait, does the bestfriend of your boyfriend live with you two as well? Cause otherwise him being like "yeah I want to let the girlfriend move in with us!" is kinda weird o.O Just me? Plus it sounds like they haven't even been dating for a significant amount of time o.o

Anyway, totes rude! She just thrust at least half a year of another commitment onto you xD
No they have been together for 2 minths. It was so rude I was like grrrrr. Never inviting them over. And no they're crashing at his sisters house. Poor chance hasn't had a good life. Can't wait for his tank to be cycled and watch his personality change.
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