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Old 07-27-2013, 10:01 AM   #1 
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New Betta finally settling in

Over a week ago I was in PetSmart and noticed that they had a group of bettas on a $2 sale table. Found a smaller pale albino-looking guy in the back in a dirty cup. An employee told me he would never get sold because he was "pale and ugly," so of course I brought him home.

I settled him into what was my 5.5 gallon isolation tank after slowly adding tank water to his bag over several hours. When I finally let the poor guy loose he seemed overwhelmed by the size of the tank. Spent the first few days hiding behind the filter. One big surprise is that within days his color darkened and changed - he's a beautiful pineapple color with some darker orange streaking in his fins.

After 10 days he's finally spending more time in the open than in hiding, and today he ate for the first time. Right now he's busy swimming around exploring the tank - first time I've seen him do that. He seems healthy and happier. He even flared at his reflection in the glass. I'll try to get some pictures now that he is more settled.

I think I'm going to set up a new isolation tank. I don't want to upset him by moving him again!
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:25 AM   #2 
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Congrats on the new edition!! The little guy sounds lovely!!
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:25 PM   #3 
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FoxW:

The color darkening is a very healthy sign. Leave him in the tank!

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Old 07-28-2013, 09:29 PM   #4 
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Congratulations! Can't wait to see photos.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:11 PM   #5 
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I moved some decorations into the tank and he seems even calmer. Haven't seen him behind the filter for days!

The flash washed out his color in some of these pictures, but here is Mango:
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:22 PM   #6 
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Oooh he's a pretty boy. He's looking like an pineapple. It's amazing how they change under good conditions.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:12 PM   #7 
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He's a cutie. Show that jerk employee these pics!
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:49 AM   #8 
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Aww he's a cutie, good job bringing him home :)
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:45 AM   #9 
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Another week home and Mango is a changed man! He flares at his pellets before he eats them and spends all day patrolling his tank swimming through the plants and decorations. He also likes to float near the top, lazily drifting in the slight current from his baffled filter. Although he is quite aggressive and quick to flare he often seems mesmerized by his own reflection. He is fast becoming the most social betta I've ever owned!
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