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Old 03-20-2010, 04:13 PM   #1 
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Talking Feeshy (And Me, newbie!)

Hello all, i'm Vivica-- and i'm new to this forum. I've been caring for betta fish for over 6 years now, and I thought I knew it all. Two days ago my betta fish Illidan died. Only at a sad two years old. It broke my heart, since my one betta fish before that--Nemo, lived 4 full and long years before he passed.

So now I'm determined, to make Feeshy (my current betta i've had for about 6 months) happier. I've always had my fish in 2.5 gallon tanks, but I haven't given them adequate plants or heaters to keep the temperature at a level temperature. I feel horrible. I feel like I killed Illidan. After reading through a whole lot of content on this website, I feel like a newb, and my poor fish had to suffer because of it.

Well, good news is Feeshy is doing very well. His filter doesn't work quite right, (it only bubbles, not pours out) but he's very perky. So I need advice on the filter, and I guess how many silk plants I need to add. I'm also looking into getting a 5 gal, since a lot of you recommend that much for a little guy. All I want is for my animals to be happy. I'm no stranger to animals of all kinds, but it's amazing how distorted pet stores seem to make betta fish and betta care.

Anyway, enough of my rambling. Here's Feeshy.
Please feel free to tell me what I need, and what you recommend.

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Old 03-20-2010, 05:19 PM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Feeshy is very pretty!
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:48 PM   #3 
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Love Feeshy!!
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:24 PM   #4 
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He's very pretty! Is it just me or is he really bloated?
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:13 AM   #5 
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I just fed him prior to taking his picture.
Thanks for the welcomes!! :D
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:33 AM   #6 
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very nice, but i also think he looks bloated..keep on eye on that. and Welcome!
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:55 PM   #7 
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He's really pretty! Yeah, he looks a little bloated. Maybe not feed him as much? Good for you though, I'm glad you're looking into the proper care of your betta fish!
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:52 PM   #8 
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Yeah, i toned down his feeding a bit. 2-3 pellets in the morning and 2-3 at night.
That good?
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:18 PM   #9 
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Feeshy is very pretty :)

I gotta say, if you Bettas lived 2 and 4 yrs, you must have been doing SOMETHING right :) cus usually petstore Bettas I heard can be between a little under a year to a bit older than a year. And 3-6 yrs is great for a betta :)

Welcome to the forum!

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Old 03-22-2010, 06:24 PM   #10 
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Yes, that's a perfect amount of food! I feed mine 3 times a day, 2 pellets a piece. Good luck with them!
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