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Old 06-26-2012, 11:21 PM   #1 
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So addicting!

It's crazy how addicting Bettas are! I started with Fred, who is now thriving. He does his happy little dance when he sees me (except he's not such a happy camper on Sundays when I don't feed him, lol). And, it sounds silly, but he's really added so much happiness to my life. I like making him happy. He's blossomed so much and I wanted to help another Betta.

So I talked hubby into letting me get another 5 gallon tank for the other side of my desk. That way when I work (from home) I have Fred on my right and the new Betta on my left.

So we went to Petco and I fell in love with a Double tail and had to bring him home. Here's a (bad cellphone) picture of him.



And while I was looking at all the Bettas I came across a smaller (although not baby) Betta. He was alert and looked me straight in the eyes, almost begging me to take him home. His container says he's a Halfmoon, but I have no idea if if he is or not. His fins are a mess.

So, even hubby agreed we needed to rescue him. They agreed to give us a discount because of his condition. He'll now by my daughter's fish, although, of course, he's really my third -- and final or hubby'll kill me -- fish.

Here's a couple pictures of him.




I posted in the emergency section asking advice for how to help him if anyone has any ideas.
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=105414

I'm going to have to steer clear of the Betta section in stores from now on because I absolutely cannot bring anymore home. I love them so much and want to help them all. I'm going to have to be content with my three. I think they should come with a warning, warning, is very addictive! lol

And we need naming advice for them both, any ideas?
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:39 PM   #2 
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Congratulations! You are to be commended--and are!--for opening your heart to these charming creatures. Good for you (and them) for giving them new homes! Naming them is always so hard, but I have discovered that they get along perfectly well without proper names. The love is what matters more. And the steady stream of betta pellets, and the clean water, etc.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:50 AM   #3 
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He might be a double tail based on how his tail is split. I feel your pain, I did the same thing today...went to the store for stresscoat, came home with a new 10 gallon, new plants, and 2 new bettas...and looking for directions on how to split a tank. ;)

As for names, I like to go to the online babyname sites, that way you can browse, or if you want a certain beginning letter, etc, you can check them out. :)
I do mine by color...Buckley is royal Blue halfmoon, Somerset is a pink/scarlet crowntail, and two new fish have yet to be named, but one is a gold halfmoon (sadly, in about the same condition as your smaller boy...he's been there awhile, his water was filthy, and he'd just about eaten his own tail...when I picked up his bowl he looked at me, and we both knew he'd be coming home... :) ) and the other is a pink/reddish doubletail. :)

Your blue boy is already a lovely fish, and I'd bet that under your care and love that your other boy will be a really lovely guy too very soon. :) I don't see green all that often, and I wonder how much different he'll look when he's healthy! :)
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