This is my first journal and I am going to talk about my 10 gal tank that I ust picked up from Petco during the $1 per gal sale today. So I plan to hold off on setting up the tank until my website is finished and then I plan to get started!
Lil About Me: I already have a VT male betta by the name of Bluemoon who will be going into my tank as soon as I set it up. He is my baby and I love his personality, and I will do everything I can for him and my other finbabies! Bluemoon is already in a 36 gal community tank I recieved a little over a year and a half ago. I had a very tough beginning due to (you guessed it) bad Petstore advice. Fyi folks, cycling is NOT running your tank for a week with only pretreated water in it. Ha...ha...*looks away ashamed at myself.
I started fishkeeping because I had originally wanted a guinea pig but my parents dont allow them. I was heartbroken. I knew my parents thought I would quickly abandon it because, yes they used this against me, in second grade I had a betta named Oreo (not sure why, he was purple) by my absolute bestest friend who was moving. I loved Oreo but I had no idea how to take care of him and clean his tank. My parents thought the same would happen if I got a guinea pig. So I decided I would try to prove to them that I was responsible enough by convincing them to get me a fish. I just wanted a little five gallon tank or something small, but my birthday was coming up, so my parents bought me a 36 gal tank and my fish journey was finally born. Long story short, I am SOOO glad I didnt get a guinea pig because that isnt my thing; fish is my thing.
I love swimming, which is a good thing because I was diagnosed with scoliosis in fith grade and it is the only sport I can comfortably do. I have to wear a brace for it until I stop growing. I love writing, swimming, outdoors, dogs, fish, scrapbooking, and surfing YouTube. I am about to start highschool but have been afraid to admit that expeccially over the Internet because I have been afraid that people wouldnt listen to my advice because I was a teenager and some of the members on here have kept fish longer than I have been alive. I think that it is important to remember that no matter how old you are, you can have advice someone else may not have and desperately needs so it is important to share it. On a previous site I had joined that is for fishkeeping, I was called kido and sweetie and honey after I said I would ask my parents for something and it sort of offended me. I am glad this site excepts all members, regardless of age. According to my friends at school, I am very mature for my age and they always call me GG and Mom because when they mess around I am afraid they are going to hurt themselves.
My Betta Preferences for this Project
I am going to look for elephant ears as they are a favorite of mine and I know I want at least one. I am hoping to find a light blue, orange, red or multicolor one. I guess I should mention I like elephant ear halfmoons the best. I already have my VT, so that leaves one more spot. I cant decide between a double tail or a feather tail, I guess it depends on what Petco has.
I am so excited for this project amd thanks for reading!