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Old 04-27-2012, 09:50 AM   #1 
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Greetings from NYC!

Hi all - new here to the site and love all the information shared here.

I adopted a little Betta fish a year ago that was being used in our offices as a table prop for a celebrity gossip columnist...horrible! After a few celeb interviews, the little red betta was discarded and I took him home... I had a lot to learn! I only knew Bettas from seeing them in pet stores in those tiny little bowls... always felt so bad for them!

My little Betta prospered for a year with me (I studied a lot about Betta keeping) but unfortunately he jumped thru a small hole in his tank and passed away last weekend... he was a joy to have and I miss him... never knew how smart and responsive a Betta could be! He would greet me in front of his tank and follow me back and forth...looking for food I always suspected!

So, here I am... looking for another betta to love and enjoy! More to come on that soon, I hope!

My partner and I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and also have two Welsh Pembroke Corgis and two parrotlets... quite a zoo for a Manhattan apartment! But we love them all...

Really enjoyed my time here... look forward to learning more and seeing all the great posts & pics here!

Any other NYC'ers here?

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Old 04-27-2012, 10:04 AM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to the forum

Sorry to hear that you lost your little buddy :( I've lost 4 fish from my 75 gallon tank over the years when they decided to go on a suicide mission. It's amazing how small of an area they can project themselves through.

I finally put aluminum foil over all of the openings where the tubes come into the tank and haven't lost a fish for a while.

Good luck picking out your new betta and keep us posted.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:02 PM   #3 
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I live on long island so close XD k ow any good fish stores in the city?
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:19 PM   #4 
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Hi Yaoilover12397 - LI is very close, although I never get out there...

I am going to the aquarium store on the LES tomorrow, it's on Delancey Street and is evidently very good...

Will let you know!

Thanks for the note Neighbor!!
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:59 AM   #5 
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Hello and Welcome to the Forum! I was born and raised down in NYC and moved to upstate, NY 3 years ago, but still visit the city ALL the time! (Can never get enough).

Glad to see another New Yorker.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:15 AM   #6 
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Sounds like you definitely need to get another betta guy. It's hard to find a good LFS even in a relatively small berg like Cincinnati. We used to have them, but big box city has taken over. I would think that you guys have some very interesting shops to visit.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:44 PM   #7 
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping....

Look forward to hearing more about your Betta keeping adventures and seeing pics.....

Enjoy your stay....

Be sure and post questions in the proper section for best response.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:34 PM   #8 
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Sorry to hear about your little friend.

Looking forward to hearing more of your betta adventures.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:06 AM   #9 
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I'm originally from NYC - Queens, but I haven't lived there in over 20 years. I was in manhattan yesterday though.
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