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Old 12-01-2010, 06:34 PM   #1 
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My teeny Walmart rescue!

I posted most of this in the discussion forum but about an hour ago he started posing (now he's hiding again) now I have pictures! There a bunch because he is tiny so it's hard to get a good look at him. Please forgive the waterspots. Until they make a windex for fish, I am stuck with them. This is my teeny weeny's (not his name, just his size) story.

Anyway I went into Walmart just to get a filter pad, which of course they did not have. Then I looked at the bettas, I mean really looked. And my heart broke like it does when I have to go to the local humane society to renew my dogs' tags. They had like 15 betta "cells" stacked. I remembered reading how someon on this board unstacks them. So I started. Their water was no longer blue and all had various grossness. Some were dead and had been for awhile, some were almost dead. I felt so sad. Like at the pound I can't save them all.
And then there was one, at the very back. He was the tiniest betta I had ever seen. He was a little bluish, redish, greenish and his face was either black or very dark blue. He was a crown tail. He was swimming and very much alive. I never wanted a crown tail, I love veil tails, but there he was like a tiny kitten on a cold and rainy night. I would have never chosen a crown tail, but one had been chosen for me. I decided then and there that even though I could not choose 1 sick one to try and save (how do you choose) that I would take home the tiny crown tail and keep him from ending with the same fate as the others.
Luckily I had an extra tank at home, only 2 gal but he is so small it would be lost in anything bigger. So $65 later (fish and "stuff") I brought my new baby boy home. His tank is next to King's (my much larger vt) with about 3 inches between. They don't even seem to mind eachother. I put a folder between them at night when I can't watch them. I hope my little ct makes it. Right now he is very shy (which makes me nervous). But I will give him time.

Now picture time!










I swear he looks different from each angle.

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I just went to check on him and couldn't find him. He is sometimes hard to find. Then I found him! He is using his cave for the first time!!! My other betta King and he have the same cave. With King it looks like a studio apartment, with the little one it looks like a mansion! LOL!
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He is going to be a beauty when he settles in to his new home and his colors brighten! ;]!
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:45 PM   #4 
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good find! he is really gonna look great once his colors come in better
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his colors are already so bright. They will get even brighter?
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^^ Yep they certainly can! :) He looks like a sweetheart!
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:35 PM   #7 
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Is his cave one of those soapstone oil burners? It looks just like the one I have, that is such a neat idea!

I don't have a Betta yet but I will be getting one from Wal-Mart (nearest store to me that sells pets). It all depends on who is working on how the fish look. I've never seen them stacked, whoever designed the stands they are on didn't give them that option.
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Is his cave one of those soapstone oil burners? It looks just like the one I have, that is such a neat idea!

I don't have a Betta yet but I will be getting one from Wal-Mart (nearest store to me that sells pets). It all depends on who is working on how the fish look. I've never seen them stacked, whoever designed the stands they are on didn't give them that option.

YEP! I bought 1 for King because the "real" fish caves in the pet dept. looked cheesy, were too big or too small. I wanted something unique. So when I got the little one I went and got another. His is more or a sand color and King's is much darker (almost blackish).

The betta "stand" at my Walmart is the same off white aluminum shelf they put everything on. Our bettas are sold right next to the giant generic aquarium with a small dust broom and safety vest tucked behind them.
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YEP! I bought 1 for King because the "real" fish caves in the pet dept. looked cheesy, were too big or too small. I wanted something unique. So when I got the little one I went and got another. His is more or a sand color and King's is much darker (almost blackish).
I use mine to get rid of the musty smell in my room (no matter how much I clean it's always there!) so I won't be using it in my aquarium once I set it up, but they're cheap so I might look into getting more.


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The betta "stand" at my Walmart is the same off white aluminum shelf they put everything on. Our bettas are sold right next to the giant generic aquarium with a small dust broom and safety vest tucked behind them.
Ew! My Wal-Mart went on a hiatus from selling fish for a while but they brought them back when they built the Super Wal-Mart (which made me happy). The way my Wal-Mart is set up is Warm Water Fish on one side, a gap with a sink which has shelves over that holding the Betta Fish (I know, right?) and then the Cold Water Fish (the only aquariums with a thermometer :\).
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:26 PM   #10 
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Idk where you guys find em I went to 2 wal marts NONE had Bettas!!! >:(
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