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Old 10-19-2012, 11:12 PM   #1 
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Hello from L.A.

Hi, I'm a 30 year old construction worker who likes cats, babies and old people.

I had various kinds of fish as a kid, but the ones that I really felt a connection with were bettas. At around 13, I pretty much stopped with the fish thing, and have had a small betta-sized hole in my heart until recently.

About a month ago, my father-in-law won a couple of goldfish for my daughter at a festival and the poor guys didn't even make it a day (not surprising). As I committed their bodies to the porcelain god, I started thinking about how much fun I had caring for my fishies when I was younger, and how much fun it would be to show my daughter how to care for a beautiful animal and watch it grow.

So basically, I've been lurking at this site for about a month, trying to supplement my rudimentary knowledge of bettas. I bought what appeared to be a 5 week old betta a couple weeks ago, and am thoroughly enjoying the feeling of being a betta-owner again. My daughter is fascinated with it, and even my wife who's impartial to fish is totally enamoured.

Thanks for letting me be a part of this great site, it's bursting with great information and neat ideas.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:26 AM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. It is a wonderful community to be a part of!

This is a wonderful resource for those caring for the very fragile "baby" bettas: http://bettacarecentral.weebly.com/baby-betta-care.html


If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to shoot me a PM.
Good luck with your betta, I'm sure he is beautiful
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:11 PM   #3 
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Thank you, and thanks for the link. I guess the only question I have at this point is when can I move him/her from a 2.5 to a larger tank? After maturity only? Or is it okay to do at any point?
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #4 
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Thank you, and thanks for the link. I guess the only question I have at this point is when can I move him/her from a 2.5 to a larger tank? After maturity only? Or is it okay to do at any point?
It might be okay, but some of them get stressed easily in large tanks when they are young.
I suggest you could set up a larger tank and fish less cycle it. By the time it is done cycling, then your baby will probably be ready.
Here's a thread on fish less cycling: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=111960
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:09 PM   #5 
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Sounds good Teeney. I'll pick up a raw shrimp this weekend. Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:00 PM   #6 
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping....

Enjoy your stay...

Be sure and post questions in the proper section for best response....
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:12 PM   #7 
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Will do. Great sticky on planted tanks BTW.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:16 AM   #8 
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:28 PM   #9 
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Thanks bud.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:23 PM   #10 
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