So I figured I should start a thread here as I could probably write a book about my fish, as well as my other pets and past experiences and basically anything that comes to mind.
DaBaDee, my blue betta (he's blue, DaBaDee, dabadie), just got a new tank upgrade. I obviously had little knowledge about bettas before joining this site less than a week ago. I had a random urge to go buy him a new tank... 5 gallon, upgrade from a 1 gallon. The most I knew was that he doesn't like a lot of water flow (figured that out when I got him almost a year ago), so I bought a 5 gallon kit with an adjustable filter, and joined this site to find out how to properly switch him over from his old tank to his new one. I've learned so much from this site in less than a week that I spent $80 on new stuff for him just this morning.
I want him to have the best life he possibly can, now that I know what he really needs.
I also am looking forward to getting another 5 gallon tank for christmas so I can purchase another betta. The only other fish I've ever had that lived for longer than a few days was a betta I had in elementary school for over a year, named Flipper. He never died from sickness... I was at camp and my parents were supposed to take care of him, but they let my cat go into my room and she knocked the lid off of his tank and he disappeared... I thought that she may have ate him. But, months later, we found him dried up stuck to the back of the bookshelf his tank was sitting on :( I still don't know if he jumped out or what. It was pretty heartbreaking. Anyways, I might name my next fish Mitsu, meaning three, because he/she will be my third betta fish ever.
Oh, yes, I also have two cats, Oreo and Ramona. Ramona was the one who killed my last betta fish. I also have a dog named Cappuccino. He goes everywhere with me, but I still think that DaBaDee gets more excited to see me than he does.
Anyways, today I got new pellets for DaBaDee. He was spitting out the last ones (crappy walmart brand), so I got him Aqueon betta pellets. He ate them right up, and they are much smaller and easier for him to eat. He's also much more active with his extra 4 gallons of room :) I don't have a heater for him yet - I ordered one online today, along with silk plants, a master test kit and aquarium salt (and maybe a Gary ornament to go with his spongebob theme...)