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Old 11-06-2009, 02:23 PM   #1 
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My first betta! (New here!)

Hi, my name is Tonya, and I am finally a first time Betta owner. I've been wanting one for a while, because I find them to be beautiful, but never found one that I ''just HAD to have''.

Until yesterday. Completely random and unexpected, but I couldn't walk away. LOL It was a beautiful betta, marked as a female (although I have doubts).

So, I grabbed some tablets to make the water safe, a 1g tank, the Betta, some gravel, and some food. (Bought a little fake plant for the tank today, and a snail...no reason, I just like snails).

Now, I plan on upgrading to a 5g in the near future, hopefully, but I grabbed what I could to accommodate the Betta for now, until I find the 5g that I want.

Anyways, feel free to say betta care facts (although I will be taking advantage of this forum and reading through all posts to soak in information!), and if you know his (or her?) coloration, please my curiosity and let me know! :)

Here are pictures I took this morning (and he's featured in my avatar). Also, feel free to guess the gender, because while I'm pretty convinced it's a male, if there's reason to suspect that the cup WASN'T mislabeled, I'd be interested in knowing.

No name yet.
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:59 PM   #2 
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I guess I answered my own question about gender. Someone told me to put a mirror in front of him and see if he does a ''frilled lizard'' type response. At first, he ignored it, but then, he gave me an answer. I guess I need to think of male names...LOL
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:03 PM   #3 
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Looks like a male to me. Check under it's pectoral fins and see if there is a little white dot. If there is, it's a female.

His/her coloring looks like Blue with Red wash. :)

Welcome!! Please feel free to ask questions!
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:28 PM   #4 
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Welcome your fish is very pretty.
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:28 PM   #5 
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Welcome your fish is very pretty.
Thank you, Calmwaters.
I find him to be quite the handsome little guy. Granted, I think all bettas are pretty, but he's the one who caught my eye after about a year of glancing at them when I'm in a store...so I have to say he must have an extra ounce or two of good looks. :P
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:02 PM   #6 
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He is a very pretty little guy. I love his coloration, so cool!
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:56 PM   #7 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Your betta is very pretty!!
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:07 PM   #8 
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Good news!

My friend's grandma used to keep fish, and she has offered to snatch up a 10g when she goes up there next, for my Betta. :)

So, the future tank upgrade is one step closer to happening.

For now, he's doing well in the 1g, and I keep telling him that he'll get a bigger place in the future, but for now, at least he can stretch his fins in comparison to that tiny, half-filled cup he was living in.

I just have to figure out where to set up a 10g....LOL
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:41 PM   #9 
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Welcome to the betta world :) Your betta is very handsome!
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:11 PM   #10 
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Lovely guy! The best thing about a 10 gallon is that you can split it for future bettas!
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