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Old 07-18-2012, 01:00 AM   #1 
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Proud Owner of my First Betta ^_^

Hey everyone! First post here, and here is the first betta I got! His name is Fred and my wife and I got him at PetCo along with the 4 gallon tank which included an LED light that can be switched from day (shown in the photo) to night (only two blue LEDs for a 'moonlight' effect). The red thing in the background is a plastic cup we are using as a baffle. When we first put him in there he couldn't swim against the current. The first thing I did was remove the plug that holds it between the fill portion and the tank and let it spray gently at the hole, but 1 - it didn't circulate it very well, and 2 - Fred was always curious and putting part of his head in, so I didn't want him to push too far in and possible get stuck or tear off scales, so after a little check this site showed me the baffle idea ^_^ it works really well now, and he is much happier in this larger tank as our first was a .5 gallon tank (WAY TOO SMALL!!!). Hope everyone approves! If not, let me know what else we can do for the little guy!
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:14 AM   #2 
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NICE!!! He looks very happy!! ^.^ I got the blk/white plant for my two boys too!! Congrats and welcome to the forum!
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:22 AM   #3 
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Be careful, bettas are addictive! :) Congratulations on your little pet!
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:45 AM   #4 
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Congratulations! I just got my betta a couple months ago at petco too. In fact, I have that same green plant :D
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:48 AM   #5 
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Welcome to the forums~! He looks super happy and has lots of room!

Make your limit of how many bettas you want now, cause you'll reach it soon LOL. Mine was 1, I now have 3 HAHA - Addictive little things.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:00 AM   #6 
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Congrats on your new baby! He is lovely and looks very happy :)
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:39 PM   #7 
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Very Cute, he looks like hes enjoying his new home.

By any chance, is that the Marineland Classic 4 gal tank?
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:58 PM   #8 
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I also am a new owner of a betta. Welcome to the club!

I have the same tank and my betta couldn't swim and was constantly finding himself in the filter intake. Poor Gucci :( Instead of having the cup (which is not visually beautiful) I poked holes in the tube attached to the pump. I had to poke for holes with a diameter of about 1/4". The flow is now very smooth, Gucci can swim as much as he wants freely without being push away or getting sucked and the tank remains clean.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:19 PM   #9 
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Welcome to the forum and what a pretty little guy Fred is and his new home looks great ! Best wishes to you and and Fred..enjoy !
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:19 PM   #10 
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Welcome to the forum, and as already stated, WARNING: Bettas are addictive!
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