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Old 09-23-2010, 12:40 AM   #1 
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New to bettas...

Hello all,

I've been lurking for quite sometime now and decided to join because I finally got some bettas. New to bettas but not fish keeping. I've kept fancy goldfish for approximately 8 years, but recently moved and had to downsize and I found bettas to be the perfect compromise.

My betta selection is limited living in rural Alaska. I've only seen VT's that were red, blue, or a combo of the two. But I found these two in the mix, so different than I have ever laid eyes on. I had to get them and they now reside with me in their own 2 gallon tanks.

On with the introductions, here are my boys. First is Bowie...

When I got him, he was pure white. The longer I had him, the bluer his fins got.

Shimmering fins!

He really likes bloodworms!

This one is still unnamed, haven't found one that suits him yet.

Not the best picture but it shows off his pretty tail.

I love sharing pictures so look forward to more in the future!

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Old 09-23-2010, 05:06 AM   #2 
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Wow beautiful! the love Bowies name. Living in rural alaska how does your water not freeze? :P
Beautiful boys post more pics :)
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:16 AM   #3 
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Ooooo!! Absolutely stunning boys!! The coloring on that first guy is just beautiful! And that last one...I think he has four rays!-drools-
Haha, your lucky I hate the cold!! Else I'd have to come up and steal those two ;D
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:38 AM   #4 
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Gorgeous! I can't believe you just picked up a 4 ray crowntail at your pet store. I'm lucky if I even see double rays.

The colors on them are so pretty! I'll bet Bowie (I have a Bowie as well ) was probably stressed and not showing his true colors. Most bettas will really color up once they are in the proper conditions.

Welcome to the forum. Hope you stick around and share more pics of your boys.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:57 AM   #5 
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STUNNING pictures!!!! Your boys are beautiful!

Welcome to the forum!
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:21 PM   #6 
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Welcome to the forum! The last fish is amazing!! I can't believe you found a 4-ray at a petstore either! And Bowie's coloring is beautiful, love that color blue :)
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:59 PM   #7 
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Thank you all for the warm welcome and compliments! I didn't realize the red one was so special. I am still learning about all the different color and tail types.

More pics!

Close up of shiny metallic highlights

The quick transformation of Bowie...

Bowie his first day home

Blue coming in

What he looks like today
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:44 PM   #8 
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Wooo!! You have gorgeous fish!!
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:07 PM   #9 
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Welcome to the forums! Your fish are gorgeous! I love the bloodworm photo lol.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:28 PM   #10 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Your bettas are absolutely stunning!!
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