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Old 07-19-2010, 07:26 PM   #1 
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Give me a good reason, please!!

I've been wanting another betta. (I know, I'm never satisfied. ) I've been telling myself it's not a good idea, because a) I have 9 already and b) I've filled all the tanks I own. So I decided that I won't get another unless something awful happens. As if to test this decision, however, I went to Wal-Mart with my mom today and there was this beautiful, fiesty male (BTW, he was a red/purple/white butterfly spadetail). Will someone please tie me down so I don't go running out and buy him???
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:45 PM   #2 
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I would get him if I were you, but my dad would say no for sure, and I only have two. I never see spade tails at my petco!
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:55 PM   #3 
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Don't do it, if so, you'd need to go buy last minute supplies such as a tank, filter, heater, gravel, and all that, which truth be told is a good bit of money... And then you'd probably want to cycle the tank, which would take even more time and resources. You've got quite a few bettas, and too many more would mean you'd have to split even more time away from your other bettas. I mean, between upcoming school, a social life, and another betta, I doubt your other bettas' would get much time with you :P. Plus, you'd be breaking your vow to yourself, which never is good.

(geeze, that was really hard to type. T_T I can't tell you how much I'd like to scream "Go get 'im!" )
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:12 PM   #4 
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Don't do it, if so, you'd need to go buy last minute supplies such as a tank, filter, heater, gravel, and all that, which truth be told is a good bit of money... And then you'd probably want to cycle the tank, which would take even more time and resources. You've got quite a few bettas, and too many more would mean you'd have to split even more time away from your other bettas. I mean, between upcoming school, a social life, and another betta, I doubt your other bettas' would get much time with you :P. Plus, you'd be breaking your vow to yourself, which never is good.

(geeze, that was really hard to type. T_T I can't tell you how much I'd like to scream "Go get 'im!" )
Thank you. That is what I needed to hear.
Shinybetta, you are not helping!! lol
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:15 PM   #5 
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I found it hard to care for TWO bettas. Ever since Nibbler died, I've started appreciating Flame more, and caring for him much more. So if you get a new one, you won't be giving the others as much attention as they deserve.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:54 PM   #6 
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Be careful that you don't get overwhelmed by having too many. That happened to me when I had to start taking care of my elderly mother.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:07 PM   #7 
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Its a slippery slope and you have to set limits for yourself. I feel guilty quite a bit of the time because instead of having just one fish that I spoil to death I have lots who are well taken care of but not as good as they could be if I only had one.
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Agreed with 1f2f, but then I look at them and realize that there aren't any that I would give up XD So I'm back to square one. Do what you think is best, but be sure you know what your limit is. Don't let the keeping of them become a chore that you hate.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:31 AM   #9 
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Yep. I was just tempted for a minute. I mean, I wouldn't have expected Wal-Mart to have such a healthy-looking fish. Thanks for the support. :)
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