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Old 05-09-2013, 05:27 PM   #1 
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Welcome Cobalt.

I just got a new male betta fish today from my local PetSmart in Oviedo, FL
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:58 PM   #2 
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Location: You know, that is a very, very good question... and you know, I have an answer for you... somewhere.
Wow he's a cute little guy... but you should maybe consider getting him a bigger living space? Sorry, don't mean to be all nosy!
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:05 PM   #3 
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I agree with the user above. If you have a big vase or something of the sort that would be better. :)
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:45 PM   #4 
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I took a close up shot of him. He is really smaller than what he appears. Sorry for any confusion. He is swimming well. I do see some sort of the beginning of a bubble nest; which I know means that a beta fish is happy in his home for the most part.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:03 PM   #5 
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It really doesn't matter how small he is, that's an unsuitable environment for any fish. He will get bigger.
You can find tank kits at Walmart and Petsmart for reasonable prices.
Also, a Betta will make a bubble nest regardless of their mood. It's their way of claiming a space.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:25 AM   #6 
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He will thrive in a larger tank with some space to swim around. Great looking betta! Reminds me of one I used to have.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:20 AM   #7 
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Yeah... I find that bettas are so much happier with a nice big space :)
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:33 PM   #8 
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Reminds me of the first betta I ever got back in 2002 when I was in high school.

And I echo the other members here, in regards to a bigger enclosure. With the setup you have now, you would ideally want to do daily water changes, so a bigger home= less work for you.

Check out this thread for some ideas and inspiration regarding bigger (but not too big) tanks, vases, etc.

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=117828

You could prob. find something around the house which could work. Old cookie jar, large flower vases, etc.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:26 AM   #9 
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I got a 2.5 Gallon Tank made by Aqueon earlier today at PetSmart. I have some sad news to report. I placed Cobalt in his new home and after about 5-10 minutes he suddenly died. I don't know what I did wrong? I am very very sad. He had a beautiful blue color. May he rest in peace.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:23 PM   #10 
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Sorry to hear you lost Cobalt, especially when you were trying hard to be a good betta owner and even got him a nice new home. Did you treat the new water with water conditioner to remove chlorine, etc.? Was it the same temperature as the water he was in? If you're new to betta-keeping, I would read through a lot of the "sticky" threads in the forum to begin to build up a base of knowledge that will really help you with the next fish you get. Good luck!
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