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Old 08-01-2010, 12:58 AM   #11 
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Oh yeah I agree with Amour. They'll most likely rip his fins. =[ My plastic plant did. It'd be a shame for him to rip his pretty tailfin! </3

Silk plants are $5 at walmart! =]
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:35 AM   #12 
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Thanks for the Replies! Yes, he is a very attractive boy :) My little guy is still Doing great, just getting used to his new home. I have learned even more about him over the weekend, and the plastic plants are gone. I will look for silk plants to replace them

The problem I'm having is he hasn't eaten anything since I got him. Im being patient, i think he might just be freaked out since he has changed homes twice in just a couple of days. But he has gone as far as taking a piece of food in his mouth but he spit it back out. So he might not like the food I got for him. If he doesn't eat today I will get him some pellets, I read that sometimes bettas don't like flakes.

I do have a heater for him, it's under the gravel :)

I haven't named him yet, any suggestions?
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:18 PM   #13 
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:15 PM   #14 
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The plastic plants are extremely overrated. Please, before you throw them out, try the pantyhose test. If the pantyhose gets caught, it will most likely rip your fish's fins. If it doesnt, your fine! I use plastic plants and Aurora always swims right into them and is fine.
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:05 PM   #15 
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Thanks aven, I will try the panty hose test on my plants!
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:20 PM   #16 
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I'm glad you decided to get your fish a bigger tank! You're such an amazing owner and your betta fish is awesome. I'm sure your students would love to take a look at your fish :)
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:21 PM   #17 
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Don't be too worried about your friend yet, it usually takes bettas a couple of days to become fully acclimated. They can go a number of weeks, 3, without eating, though it definitely isn't suggested you do that often o_o He should start to settle in soon. If he doesn't eat in the next week or so, though, try a different food (different pellet types, flakes, bloodworms, ect.) and see if he'll take them. Then slowly acclimate him over to the food you want him to eat. Bettas are notorious pigs, so once he gets settled he should LOVE you for feeding him, and will be begging constantly (:
He's a gorgeous boy, and I bet he's in LOVE with his new diggs. Almost anything seems better than a teeny little cup.
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:41 PM   #18 
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Hey, don't feel bad. I thought the exact same thing about betta's. I bought a small square vase, I would say maybe a little over a pint. lol. It certainly wasn't even a 1/2 gallon. I actually spent all my money on the little I bought him at first. So my betta, Zombie, had to live in his little square vase for a week or two. I got him a 1.5 gallon tank w/ a filter. Still no heater. But he does have a cave, a plant, and pink and black gravel on bottom and then the smooth round stones on top of that.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:38 PM   #19 
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What a beautiful fish! Glad you gave him a home.
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:50 AM   #20 
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Very beautiful betta! I guess your betta is a lot happier now. Good luck! Cheers!
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