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Old 10-12-2008, 03:33 PM   #1 
aunt kymmie
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Selecting a betta....

I would like to get a betta. I have a cycled tank ready to go and everything I'll need except the betta. Even though I've read to purchase the most active one every one I've seen in three different LFS's in my area looks lethargic & unhappy. I know I would be too if I was contained in a small cup swimming in my own poo.
I'm not about to tap on the cups for a reaction. Any advice as for how to select given these circumstances??
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:40 PM   #2 
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I would check the fish carefully, a lot can be told from appearance. Look at their fins.. is there any sign of fraying or damage at all. Check the eyes, are they cloudy? Check the body carefully for any wounds.
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:40 PM   #3 
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Look to also check if they have any notice spots and if they are bloated or not
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