Hello everyone! I would like to start a little blog/journal about my female betta, Teeney, "her" pets (two nerite snails named Miles and Cargo) and her tank.. Pretty much anything fish-related. :) Note that this first entry is going to be kind of long... This one will be just a general intro and then I will do today's entry. :)
Teeney is an orange female veil tail betta. I was at walmart on a Monday, April 9th, 2012 with my parents. While they did their grocery shopping, I decided I would go check on the bettas to make sure none of them needed any serious care (ie I often find ones with really dirty water or leaking cups) Teeney is not my first betta- but she is my first properly cared for
betta due to how much I have learned while she has been in my care. (She is technically my 4th betta.
I walked over to the fish section... This wasn't the walmart I usually go to, they had female bettas and ordinary fish, unlike my walmart. I looked around at the bettas and saw a beautiful blue male! I took the cup and showed my mom and said, "Please mom, can I get one?!?" She replied with a firm "No. Your cats will go nuts." I walked away and put him back. -_- Then I went back to mom and said, "I can put the tank on my (wall) shelf. The cats cannot get to it!" She gave me a -_- (im annoyed) face. Then said to my dad, "What do you think?" He said, "I don't care." I excitedly returned to the fish section and double looked over the fish. I didn't look at the females at first- I always thought female bettas were ugly tailless fish and the males were beautiful finned fish. (I had only seen very few females that had REALLY and I mean, REALLY short tail fins- im wondering if their tails were missing
. So I walked over to the female bettas and laid my eyes on an orange blob zipping in that tiny dirty cup. I looked her over and just fell in love. I returned the male to his spot (he was just laying on the bottom) and found a 2.5 gallon tank.
I took Teeney home. She stayed in her 2.5 gallon tank for about 3 weeks on my wall hanging shelf. At first my cats stared at the tank for a minute or so and then paid no mind to it. I researched about bettas and discovered that they really thrive their best in 5 gallons or more. I also learned about cycling a tank. I ordered a Master test kit from walmart and purchased a 10 gallon tank from walmart. Now my betta is thriving in her 10 gallon tank- which is 5 degrees warmer than it was on my shelf. She even has a light and two pets- nerite snails named Miles and Cargo. She enjoys playing in the baffled filter current. :)
Note that I am a lover of picture taking so I kind of get a little spammy with the pics. xD
, one of her pets with a scraped shell :( (Miles is a little camera shy)
Here is the (Current) state of my very undecorated tank