i've had my betta, fishy (don't judge lol) since christmastime 2012. he's the first fish i've ever owned (betta or otherwise), and i know nothing about them. i put in a lot of research when i first brought him home (he was a baby, not the normal bigger ones that the pet stores sell so i was especially nervous) and tried to learn as much as i could. apparently i've done pretty good because he's almost tripled in size, has GORGEOUS fins and coloring, he's a happy little camper, eats like a champ, and has a personality all his own. i adore him
if any of you members have any advice on ANYTHING, feel free to pass it along. i want to make sure i'm giving the little one the best home he can have and will be as healthy as possible.
i posted a new thread in the disease/er forum too...he's been getting a lot of white coloring on the edges of his fins, and i want to make sure he's ok. any advice would help!
Hi and welcome to the forum, so nice to have you join us. Sounds like you had very merry Christmas getting your little baby Betta at Christmas time, that is so great !
Isnt it wonderful to see him so happy and healthy and yes they all seem to have their own personality, so much fun getting to know your Betta. I hope you enjoy your time here. The white coloring on the fins could just be where he is showing his true colors, could be a butterfly, they have white edges of their fins I believe. I will go have a look.
And Welcome! It's myyyy... Third day here? XD Yes, i think today will be my third. What size tank do you keep him in? And for that matter, what's your Betta's name? I have Shark sitting on my desk in front of me, almost eye-level since my computer is stuffed under the desk (i like my little cave :D)
He surprised me this morning with a bubble nest! *o* First time I've ever seen one. He's lucky it's not a cage-change today xD
Not sure what the white on his fins could mean - I hope it's just his coloring changing, and not a problem. Someone else on here could probablly give you more info - s' really pretty, though :'P Shark has two little white tips on his ventral fins (Think I got that right? *Googles* Yes, I did).
Bubble nests are literally just that - a nest made out of bubbles. I'm not expert on the matter, but from what I understand the males build then when they are happy/horny/to impress females to encourage them to mate with them. (Don't quote me on the next part) The male, from what I understand, collects the eggs and fry and tucks them up into the bubbles?
Wow, he's very pretty. It looks like a simple marble change, not butterfly since butterfly is on the very ends of the fins - not all the way up to the body (I could be wrong but I have never seen otherwise)