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Old 01-16-2014, 07:19 PM   #21 
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He's very handsome but it looks like he's a tailbiter....
I'd gnaw my limbs/tail too if I was stuck in a tiny bowl and probably bored out of my brain :(
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:38 PM   #22 
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I'd gnaw my limbs/tail too if I was stuck in a tiny bowl and probably bored out of my brain :(
You have to think about it from the pet stores point of view though, since bettas are so territorial, all they can do is put them in bowls to display them, it's a temporary home, they're not there for ever.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:39 PM   #23 
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He's very handsome but it looks like he's a tailbiter....
He could have bitten his tail during shipping, I know half moons are really prone to doing that.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:46 PM   #24 
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I remember seeing that thread when you first posted it. He was a really pretty fish, I'm terribly sorry to hear that he passed away :( I know I would be devastated if Gray passed away, especially since I'm not sure if he's done changing color and I REALLY want to see how he's going to turn out.

So I understand why you would be hesitant. This betta looks pretty healthy in the photos you posted... Then again, I guess that's not saying much.. I personally would take the risk. I know I would end up beating myself up since I now always wonder if the betta would ever change or just stay the same. Had I not bought Gray on impulse, I would have never been able to see his dramatic change.

Again, I'm sorry for your loss. To me, my bettas are kinda like kids to me. They really brighten my day.
It was really sad, but it's something that you can't change so I've gotten over it...I don't like to dwell on things that I can't change, but then again that's hard.

With much of your convincing (it really didn't take much because I love this fish!) I will most likely get him =].

It's really nice to be able to talk to someone! Thank you ^0^
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You have to think about it from the pet stores point of view though, since bettas are so territorial, all they can do is put them in bowls to display them, it's a temporary home, they're not there for ever.
I work in a pet store that carries bettas, so I completely understand, and know how necessary it is since we usually have to order 60 bettas at a time to keep up with the demand in this area, but every day I feel bad for the poor boys stuck in their little bowls/cups. I've bought all my boys from my work place and they all have thrived once out of their little cups.

I was just pointing out that every day at work, I see how bored a lot of those bettas get, and unfortunately some start tail biting.

My purple VT came to the store with major damage in his tail, so I know first hand it's not always what happens in the store. My newest boy, an orange VT, also has some damage to his tail.
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It was really sad, but it's something that you can't change so I've gotten over it...I don't like to dwell on things that I can't change, but then again that's hard.

With much of your convincing (it really didn't take much because I love this fish!) I will most likely get him =].

It's really nice to be able to talk to someone! Thank you ^0^
I always get sad when animals, big or small, die, even if I didn't have much of an attachment to them in the first place. When ever we get our shipment, I always get a bit upset when some of the bettas don't make the trip (we get ours flown from BC, Canada to MB, Canada, so it's a bit of a trip).

Seeing that you had a slight attachment to this fish already, I couldn't help but think of how he could thrive and how happy he would be to get out of that little bowl. :) I hope he's still there if you do end up going back for him. I cannot help but think of the potential he has to look even better with some TLC.

I'm glad I could lend an ear ^_^ (or an eye I suppose? lol)
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I always get sad when animals, big or small, die, even if I didn't have much of an attachment to them in the first place. When ever we get our shipment, I always get a bit upset when some of the bettas don't make the trip (we get ours flown from BC, Canada to MB, Canada, so it's a bit of a trip).

Seeing that you had a slight attachment to this fish already, I couldn't help but think of how he could thrive and how happy he would be to get out of that little bowl. :) I hope he's still there if you do end up going back for him. I cannot help but think of the potential he has to look even better with some TLC.

I'm glad I could lend an ear ^_^ (or an eye I suppose? lol)
Is there a shop in BC that you order them from??

My fingers are crossed for a blue Dalmatian! It's probably a long shop, but a person can dream!
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Is there a shop in BC that you order them from??

My fingers are crossed for a blue Dalmatian! It's probably a long shop, but a person can dream!
My work place orders from a company called Little Fish Company (they have EVERYTHING that goes in tanks... Well, almost everything) I'm told they supply to a lot of Pet Valu's across Canada.
3 of my boys are from this company (one of them being my marble SD) I've been VERY pleased with how this company communicates and the wide variety of colours they send the store :) Customers have been thrilled with the variety.

I really hope he turns out as a dalmatian for you! Then again, I've never minded the marbles ;)
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My work place orders from a company called Little Fish Company (they have EVERYTHING that goes in tanks... Well, almost everything) I'm told they supply to a lot of Pet Valu's across Canada.
3 of my boys are from this company (one of them being my marble SD) I've been VERY pleased with how this company communicates and the wide variety of colours they send the store :) Customers have been thrilled with the variety.

I really hope he turns out as a dalmatian for you! Then again, I've never minded the marbles ;)
I know Little Fish Company!! I'm pretty sure they supply A LOT of pet stores.
I'm going to Vancouver in July and I'm hoping the pet stores there have some amazing fish (I would assume so), bettas to be specific.

Well today is the day! I'm picking him up today after work.
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I know Little Fish Company!! I'm pretty sure they supply A LOT of pet stores.
I'm going to Vancouver in July and I'm hoping the pet stores there have some amazing fish (I would assume so), bettas to be specific.

Well today is the day! I'm picking him up today after work.
I am very happy with the company :) I got a couple half-moons for the store the first time I ordered from them, and the half-moons sold almost immediately. I'm a bit sad I didn't get some good pictures of them.

Make sure you post updates!!!
I actually have pictures of Gray (my marble) from every day that I've had him. So you can see the slow progression of him changing. It's really cool :)
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