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Old 08-18-2012, 08:42 PM   #11 
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Haha, lol!! xD Ahh the joys of Betta keeping....my parents quite a lot like that. Sigh, non-fish keepers will never understand....
Thankfully my current significant other quite enjoys my fish ;D

Awwww....well perhaps he'll still be there next week. ;3
Yeah, I just posted somewhere else that hubby was with me at Pet Supplies Plus today when the lady told me, "Our new shipment comes in on Wednesday"...hubby looked like he wanted to kill her lol.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:54 PM   #12 
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LOL!! xD After all this time, my parents have sort of grown to accept my fishy addiction....my dad got me started on fish anyway, so not like he has any room to say anything, lol ;P
It may be good and bad my significant other likes my fish....xD Lol
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:56 PM   #13 
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LOL!! xD After all this time, my parents have sort of grown to accept my fishy addiction....my dad got me started on fish anyway, so not like he has any room to say anything, lol ;P
It may be good and bad my significant other likes my fish....xD Lol
I think hubby likes them more than he lets on..either way, he just likes anything that makes me happy!
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:02 PM   #14 
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Haha, well that works! xD Its kind like that with my mom....she complains about all my fish stuff, but I can really get her into picking out fish with me....and she'll even stop and talk to my fish sometimes.
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Haha, well that works! xD Its kind like that with my mom....she complains about all my fish stuff, but I can really get her into picking out fish with me....and she'll even stop and talk to my fish sometimes.
I think some people just don't want to admit that they really like FISH! Like it's a four letter word ha ha ha, okay, I'm tired lol. I got Bella into the 5.5 and she is swimming casually after a couple minutes of panic...she is now acting like a typical female with a huge new apartment lol...Bali is in the 2.5, and is flaring like a mad man...I will have to cover the back of his tank as it sits up against my dresser mirror. It never bothered Bella when she was in it, but she's not a guy I guess. I hope they both settle in okay. Now, I'm wanting to switch out some of the decorations in them...put Bali's cave in with him, and Bellas bridge and new ornament in with her. I can spend hours just moving things around! Pure, happy obsession!
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:33 AM   #16 
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LOL! Awww, thinks sound like they went well at least! Hopefully they'll both settle into their new homes, lol. xD
Ahh, yes, the decorating...I know JUST what you mean! I just have to get one new thing for a tank.....and BAM, takes me an hour to rearrange everything to make it all look the way I want it xD
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LOL! Awww, thinks sound like they went well at least! Hopefully they'll both settle into their new homes, lol. xD
Ahh, yes, the decorating...I know JUST what you mean! I just have to get one new thing for a tank.....and BAM, takes me an hour to rearrange everything to make it all look the way I want it xD
Yup...I spent like two hours between the two tanks...I first had Bali set up with the new decor...and it looked awesome. Then I thought, well he might want his usual cave..so, I switched the new decor out, gave him his cave, put the new decor in the 5.5 with Bella...nope, didn't like the look, so I switched it all back. Even with all this "disruption", both Bella and Bali are doing really well this morning! Bali seems much calmer, and Bella is like a queen in her huge new tank lol...it's so good when I know they are happy fish!
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Sorry to break up yo convo, but I just switched my ZayZay's digs from 1.6--5.5 On the back of the tank is cheap tank wallpaper where some of the decor has turned to reflected material. Zayzay flares quite a bit at it. Is that okay?
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Sorry to break up yo convo, but I just switched my ZayZay's digs from 1.6--5.5 On the back of the tank is cheap tank wallpaper where some of the decor has turned to reflected material. Zayzay flares quite a bit at it. Is that okay?
It may just take some time for him to adjust to the new surroundings. Some bettas are not bothered by reflections, and some take longer or just get too stressed. Give him a couple days to adjust, if he seems too stressed by it all try and change the wallpaper or remove it. I ended up using the top off one of my shoe boxes to stick up against the back of Bali's tank. He still kept patrolling the back, looking for the "other fish" lol...this morning he was calm as anything. I removed the shoe box lid..and right away he was flaring and patrolling. It isn't bad for them to do this for short periods of time..it's a natural thing in the wild, but you don't want them stressing constantly.
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He's been in his new digs for a little over a week. Overall, I am super pleased with the tank and how it cycled, but I think I will remove the wallpaper early next week if he keeps it up. Thank youuu! =)
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