Hey everyone, I'm LittleDeer. I've decided to make a journal to ramble about my Bettas and other aquatic children. There will be no real rhyme or reason to this, and there will probably be a lot of lengthy posts, though many of thoe lengthy posts may have questions in them that I would appreciate if people tried to help me with.
I've only been very seriously keeping fish on my own for about 3 months now. I am still learning and I do make mistakes, but I am doing all I can to take great care of my fish. Making suggestions and giving advice is fine, but please dont get upset and yell at me if you disagree with something I am doing. Calmly making suggestions is a much better way to handle it.
Now I'll share my Bettas with you. At the time of this post, I have four Bettas total, 1 male, and 3 females. All live in seperate tanks. I have had my male for 3 months, and my females for only about 5 days.
(I apologize for the quality of these pictures, all I have is my ipod camera.)
My male is a Blue VT with red ventrals and some stripes of iridescence in his tail. His name is Benedict, but usually referred to as Benny or just Ben. I believe him to be about 9 months old right now. He lives in a ten gallon tank with a handful of Corydora Catfish.
Ben's Tank (10gal)
This is my multicolor VT girl Gylfie, I got her with Sonata and Alice, she's...turning out to be really rambunctious. She has a ton of energy and is really adventurous. She makes big bubble nests and puts on breeding stripes frequently as well, even though she is alone in her 5gal home.
Gylfie's Tank (5gal)
This is Sonata. She's a dark blue VT with some iridescence to her, mostly on her fins. I got her along with Gylfie and Alice. She's has a few issues of SBD that I believe were mostly stress related, as they lasted very short periods of time. She tends to get stress stripes pretty easily, though has calmed down since I moved her into her permanent home in a 3 gallon critter keeper. She's very calm and nervous and a little smaller than the other two. I have quite a soft spot for her.
Sonata's Tank (3gal)
And finally, this is Alice. She's a white VT with red ventrals and red areas on her other fins. She also has a bit of iridescence to her. I got her along with Sonata and Gylfie. She has a few chunks of her anal fin missing, but they are healing up very quickly. She has a lot of energy to her, but she's also very very interested in me. Out of all three girls she's the only one who will come right of to the front of the tank and just sit and watch me. I wasn't going to get her, originally, but I'm glad I did. She's becoming a real sweetheart.
I'll be posting new things pretty frequently about the Bettas as well as my other fish on occasion. Don't be afraid to post and ask questions about my fish or give advice or suggestions. As long as you are kind and respectful, you are more than welcome here n_n