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Old 03-28-2013, 08:59 PM   #1 
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Used to hate betta fish, now I have Memín!

I have had fish long ago when I was a kid. Truth to be told, they were kept in a small overcrowded tank with little equipment and didn't last long. I would grow to despise fish as pets because "they couldn't be interacted with" and from them, bettas were the worst offenders because I (assumed) they were angry hermits unwilling to get along with any other fish, static fish which moved barely if at all and yeah, not pretty enough to see what the fuzz was all about.

Two weeks ago, my mother got a flower vase as a gift... with a beta on the bottom of it. My mother was excited to have a living ornament, I was disgusted to see an animal kept on such conditions, even if it was a betta. The poor fella was sitting at the bottom, completely apathetic to food to the point we wondered if he ever ate ate all. So I decided to act and got an equipment included 10 gal tank. Some effort later, especially washing away the fines from the gravel, the betta was swimming in his new home. It only took a couple of days for him to turn from a bored, almost dead fish into an active, flare-at-his reflection betta that now swims at us when we approach ready to get some food.

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Is he fat in the last one? Maybe I'm giving him too much to eat.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:03 PM   #2 
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he's so pretty, i love the burgundy tones to his red!
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:05 PM   #3 
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OMG!! he is so beautiful (i have a red VT baby so i may be biased). Their personalities really come out when they are in a better space don't they?
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:14 PM   #4 
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OMG!! he is so beautiful (i have a red VT baby so i may be biased). Their personalities really come out when they are in a better space don't they?
Yes! I have been browsing the web amazed that these little fishes happen to have personalities and are capable of curiosity and mischief. My respect for animals is now higher.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:21 PM   #5 
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Mine too. I sort of just decided one day to get a fish, and got a crappy betta setup. as soon as i realized what i was doing wrong, and since then I have become a full on addict. BEWARE.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:43 PM   #6 
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really lovely and looks super healthy!
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:39 PM   #7 
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Nice job! Beautiful fish!
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:54 PM   #8 
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Love his bright red color! He looks great! He doesn't seem too fat on the last pic. I feed 3 - 5 NLS pellets twice a day and my bettas are doing great.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:58 PM   #9 
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He is such a vibrant red, stunning! You have done a good thing and now you have a healthy boy. Just wait till the bug bites.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:20 PM   #10 
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Beautiful boy!! He looks happy and healthy and in good weight! Be careful though, bettas are highly addicting!! Its hard to stick with just one for long!
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