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Old 07-17-2012, 12:52 AM   #1 
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new girly!!! (lots of pics)

So yesterday I finally went and bought myself a betta! I HAD been intending to set up my main tank as a sorority, but I've been having misgivings about the whole sorority tank thing, even though I'd really like one. (It just seems like it could go wrong so easily!) There were only 2 bettas at my LFS anyway, so I decided to just get one for my 6 gallon tank and leave the main tank as it is. (the main tank actually looks very sparse and boring atm - only 8 small shoaling fish, and I had to take all the elodea out because it was dying)
I chose the smaller and (in my opinion) more miserable-looking of the two bettas - the edges of her fins were a bit ragged (not from finrot though).
she looked like she might have more interesting coloring than the other girl, who was quite plain without any irridescence (both were grey and stripy from stress). turns out I was right!
I'm assuming she would just be categorised as 'multi-coloured', but if anyone can think of a more specific color variety please tell me!
I've named her Jewel.




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Old 07-17-2012, 02:39 AM   #2 
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She is beautiful, very colorful for a female :)
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:48 AM   #3 
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She is beautiful, very colorful for a female :)
thankyou :) interestingly, all the females I've had have been very colorful. when they're in the pet shop they're horribly stressed and have no colour at all, but as soon as I bring them home they develop the most amazing colours! I got one once that was pale grey with just a hint of blue irridescence, and stripy, in the shop. when I brought her home she changed colour completely and became velvety black with blue edges to her fins!
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Aww she is so cute! Iv'e been dying to get a female for my 6.5L tank. I love the colours of her, and the name suits her so well.
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Well you must be a great betta mom :)
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She is beautiful!
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Aww she is so cute! I've grown fond of females, they are less likely to be purchased, and they tend to be more active than males. I have a female now, she's my first female and I hope to soon get another girl.

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Aww she is so cute! I've grown fond of females, they are less likely to be purchased, and they tend to be more active than males. I have a female now, she's my first female and I hope to soon get another girl.

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I've only had a male betta once, actually, and it was a very long time ago! the poor thing got ripped apart by the other fish in a community tank. ever since then those long fins have worried me, I always think they're going to get damaged or eaten off or diseased. So I stick with females, and they are a delight!
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