A Crown's Tale - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Kura013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Surrey
Posts: 2
Cool A Crown's Tale

Ya so I know the title is lame! But I thought why not?

So my new betta's name is Spike, he is a red crown tail. I got to petsmart just as a truck load of them came in, the guy had just started transferring them from tiny bags into tiny cups. I had taken a look at some of the less expensive bettas on the shelf but they had been there for a while. Some of them where dead the others didn't look so great. So I went to check on some of the new arrivals. He had only done three, two red and one blue. The blue one was very pail the other was just lying at the bottom of the cup. He didn't seem to be moving very much. The last one was shrimpy little thing swimming around checking out his new home. I had to take him, he was so cute, not to mention I couldn't stand it if he had to sit on that shelf for days in that tiny little cup.

Spike now has a 3 gallon tank all to himself with a medium sized synthetic cave rock, a filter and a heater. He seems quite happy, since I put him in he has been exploring and has even discovered "the other fish" in his tank wall. I have put a binder there for now so he can't see himself. He enjoys his diet of freeze dried blood worms and swimming through his live frill plant.

I would like to get him a tank mate but Im stuck between a pair of ghost shrimp or an Oto catfish. I also plan to get a nice background for the tank and another plant. Been looking into them and an Anubis plant seems to be the best bet. Ill probably get the other plant tomorrow and his tank mate in a week or so.

Tank: 3 gallon
Filter: Whisper w/ biobag
Heater: Aqueon 10W
Light: Over-head LED

Plants:
Frill Plant

Decoration:
Plastic rock cave w/ no small holes.

Fish:
Spike: Red Crowntail Betta - Less than 1 week old
Kura013 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 05:30 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 13
Congratulations on the betta! I absolutely love bettas. I had one for 4 years, king of the 20g, but sadly age caught up with him and he passed away. They make such wonderful pets. <3

Anytime I go to the petstore I have to make myself not look at the bettas or else I'll buy a million of them.
It's especially tempting knowing I have a free tank at home. Must.. Resist... Cuteness..
Exterrestrial is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Kura013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Surrey
Posts: 2
Thank you

Thank you, and I know what you mean. If they weren't so territorial I'd probably just have like 4 of them n the tank. So, instead i must find him something he will not attack.

I've done some research on both and it looks like in my 3 gallon tank I would have enough room for both an Oto and a ghost shrimp. I would just need to get a veggie clip for the them to ensure they have enough to eat.

Tank: 3 gallon
Filter: Whisper w/ biobag
Heater: Aqueon 10W
Light: Over-head LED

Plants:
Frill Plant

Decoration:
Plastic rock cave w/ no small holes.

Fish:
Spike: Red Crowntail Betta - Less than 1 week old
Kura013 is offline  
Reply

Tags
betta , cave , crowntail , frill , plant

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
Buddy's tale betta fish crazy Betta Art 20 07-13-2011 12:14 PM
Churro's Tale <3 akjadestar Betta Art 24 04-11-2011 09:32 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