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Old 07-20-2010, 05:34 PM   #1 
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Someone DID mention Bettas are addictive...

So I find myself breaking my own promise of never buying an animal from a pet store. -__- And I broke the rule because of a damned BETTA! OMG. On the one hand, I am incredibly disappointed in myself, yet on the other hand, I am TOTALLY stoked!

I resisted countless adorable fuzzy faces... but THIS. OMG. I took one look and was like, "he's GORGEOUS!" And "I want him!" >.<

Anyway, without further ado! The temptation that caused me to fall into the category of morally lesser beings who support the commercial sale of animals:







It's that STRIPE! I swear to GOD it's that damn stripe that just got to me. It was the cutest little thing ever! I was like... aw... you've got a stripe! And for some reason, I just couldn't leave without him. The people at Big Al's must be like... uh huh. Crazy person glued to the betta rack.

Although... I have to admit, that I think I knew this was going to happen subconsciously. Because it just so happens that about a month ago, I found a 2 gal tank at Value Village. And it just so happened that I've had it cycling. And it just so happened that I stumbled into Pet Value and came out with another mini heater and filter. It seemed like my subconscious was PLANNING this.

Anyway, this is his home for now:



I want more plants.
And Mr. GORGEOUS needs an awesome name. Suggestions?

p.s. my other guy (who's peach-coloured and has red spots on his fins/tail) is called Drakon. I'd like something at least equally epic for this guy! :)

Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:56 PM   #2 
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Wow! That's a BEAUTIFUL fish!
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:59 PM   #3 
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Despite the fact that bettas are freshwater fish, I think you should name him Manannan Mac Lir. He's the celtic sea god.

You could call him Manny for short.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:01 PM   #4 
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cool betta! You could call him emerald or gem.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:23 PM   #5 
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You should name him Lahar. It's some God's name. :)

He's gorgeous!!

They sure are addictive!!
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:30 PM   #6 
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Oh, my, freaking, gosh. That's a beautiful betta :D

You ought to name him Osiris (the egyptian god of water)
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:37 PM   #7 
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He's pretty.

I do want to note that many of our members buy their fish from pet stores so it might not be such a good idea to insult us by calling us "lesser beings". Not all pet stores are bad and buying a fish from a pet store is vastly different than buying a puppy or a ferret.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:56 PM   #8 
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1fish2fish, I doubt he ment to offend, more just be dramatic :)
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:08 PM   #9 
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1fish2fish, I doubt he ment to offend, more just be dramatic :)
Maybe not, but it's very rude.
Your new guy is very pretty. Is he a HM?

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Old 07-20-2010, 09:13 PM   #10 
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So cute! Is that a new tank? If so it needs to be cycled first-fish out preferably-read all about it here http://www.fishlore.com/NitrogenCycle.htm

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