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Old 01-20-2014, 01:49 PM   #1 
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Hello

I felt I should introduce myself. I'm 18, I live in Canada, and I have been raising fresh water fish since April. I got my start with a goldfish I won at a workshop. I had to make an emergency shopping trip to buy a tank and other supplies for it. That got me hooked, so when it went to swim under the rainbow bridge, I went out and got more. I upgraded tank sizes so I could put a male Betta in the small tank. He passed away, and I am about to buy another so my snail George isn't lonely.
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:29 PM   #2 
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Do you know about how to cycle your tanks to make them more habitable and stable for your fish?
So sorry your fish died.
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:54 PM   #3 
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Welcome to the forum. Very sorry for your loss.
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Thanks. The tank was cycled already. I think the fish may have died from old age. They're usually at least a year old when you buy them, if not older.
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Yes I've heard bettas are very short lived.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:46 PM   #6 
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My mom said that I've had much better luck with fish than she has. It could be because I might be doing something differently than the way she did it when she had fish. I know she had Bettas, and she found them hard to care for in some ways.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:39 PM   #7 
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No, bettas aren't short lived unless you consider 4 to 5 years short lived. Welcome to the forum, Chipl.

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