Well, this Wednesday, March 14th, will be a year since we had our pet Betta Aro. A YEAR!!! Couldn't have done it without this site and all of you who posted and helped me out! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Reminder: My son had goldfish who lasted not even a month....heartbreak, heartbreak. Wanted a Betta. Mom was worried of having another heartbreak so research ALOT before buying said Betta and asked ALOT of question on this site. People responded and helped me out....Thank you so much!
Aro is a male crown tail who has a black body and red fins. I am a big Twilight fan and he reminded me of the Volutri who wear their flowing red capes so with a little nudging from me, my son named him Aro. My son also said he liked that because he is a fast as a shooting arrow! LOL!
When we went to the pet store to pick out our Betta, they really were in not so good shape. Especially our Aro. His fins were torn and he wasn't very active. But my son wanted him. I told him I wasn't a fish doctor and that to me he didn't look very good but if that is who he wanted then at least we can give this Betta the best last days of his life in a wonderful tank we have set up. I made sure my kid understood that this Betta might not last a week!
Here we are a YEAR later and can't tell you how much we love him! We all talk to him and call him and he swims right to us when we are near. :)
I did come back here and searched about a month after we got him because I found him floating sideways up on top. I thought oh no! But when I would approach the tank he would wiggle and really struggle to right himself and swim down, so I knew he wasn't dead. After searching on this site (God bless this site) I found out that he was probably constipated. Especially since we fed him worms on the weekend. Turns out we were over feeding him. We spent 3 days not feeding him and then started up again. We were giving him 3 pellets 2x a day. We went down to 2 pellets 2x a day and he has been great ever since. On Saturdays after water changes we give him a worm. Just one! Sundays he fasts....no food.
He has grown in size and his fins look so much better! I was gonna be so happy if we got him to 6 months and we have surpassed that! Our Betta is 1 year old!!! Ok not until Wednesday...
Thank you again everybody for helping this new Betta loving family out! Our lives are so blessed because you helped us succeed!
Aro's family :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARO!!