Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Chat
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
View Poll Results: how did you get you into betta's?
Got one as a present 7 14.89%
always loved them 7 14.89%
read up aout them and got interested 16 34.04%
other 17 36.17%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-30-2010, 04:18 PM   #1 
Jakr959
New Member
 
Jakr959's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alcatraz
How did you get into betta's?

I want to know how you got into loving and owning betta's. it you choose other, please tell us below.

Last edited by Jakr959; 06-30-2010 at 04:21 PM.
Jakr959 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 05:23 PM   #2 
Learn To Fly
Member
 
Learn To Fly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kentucky
My first fish was a betta. I didn't know much about them til my second betta. But that's really about it: I wanted a fish and got a betta :D

I wanted a pleco, but I'm glad I got a betta.
Learn To Fly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 06:07 PM   #3 
LMac54
New Member
 
LMac54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
My LFS mailed out coupons one day and one was 'FREE BETTA with purchase of bowl and food". I always wanted a fish, so I thought this was a great deal. I knew nothing about fish keeping and thought Bettas would be easy to take care of.

Little did I know that I would be bit by the Betta bug and learned so much. Now I have 2 boys (and wanting more), and learning how to cycle my first 10gal tank.
LMac54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 10:29 PM   #4 
RandomFish
New Member
 
RandomFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Los Angeles
My mother-in-law really likes bettas and over the past 10-11 years she's given us a total of six. #'s 5 and 6 are still alive n kickin (if they could kick). At first I was like, "Oh no, boring fish..." but when I started reading about them online and how they come in a variety of forms and colors, I got hooked. Now I'm addicted enough to have shelled out $50 for a halfmoon on Aquabid.
RandomFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 10:47 PM   #5 
Alexanderismylife
Member
 
Alexanderismylife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Minnesota
I got my first betta fish Bubba and I was hooked from there lol! I also didn't know too much about bettas and Bubba lived in a bowl for about 6 months but then he happily lived in his 2 gallon tank and then was upgraded to a 5 gallon tank but then sadly passed away! and Now I have 2 bettas used to have 3 but my mom fell in love with my crownie Xavier :[ Have always loved bettas ever since!
Alexanderismylife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 10:56 PM   #6 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
My first one was actually my neighbor's. She left him with me when she went on vacation 3 different times. The third time she never came and got him so I kept him. She said she didn't want to fool with him when I tried to tell her how to care for him properly.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 11:01 PM   #7 
TheJadeBetta
Member
 
TheJadeBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Arkansas
It all started, because I got upset about something. I really don't remember now. But I got my Sapphire, may he R.I.P. But when I got him, I saw the tanks they had and I still remember thinking to myself "Kinda small aren't they?!" So I got him a 1.5 gallon tank.
TheJadeBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 06:07 AM   #8 
Kato Aaron
New Member
 
Kato Aaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Las vegas
My sister and i went to walmart and she got a male and female betta. All we knew was not to put them together cause they'll fight and you can breed them lol. I fell in love with a blue single tail male and took him home. then i went i want to get him a friend so i got my female and them we slowly got more and more then got addicted. Now my sister has a billion guppies and 7 bettas and i have 6 goldfish and 15 bettas XD
Kato Aaron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 10:21 AM   #9 
Betta Slave
Member
 
Betta Slave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canada, eh?
When I was smaller, I really wanted a fish, because my dad was/is a fish person himself. He had a community tank in the family room that he took care of, and I was fascinated with all of the tetras and cories swimming around in there. He also bred electric blue/yellow cichlids. I learned all of my basic fish knowledge from him.

So one day I asked him for a good beginner's fish (I was about... seven or so.)
And we went to the petstore and picked up a 2.5 gallon bowl, heater, gravel, plants, etc. A week later I got my first fish. Darwin, who was a purple/pink/green VT.

I didn't know I would still have the Betta Bug 6 years later. o.o
Betta Slave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 11:45 PM   #10 
FireKidomaru
Member
 
FireKidomaru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado
i acually went into petco and i had wanted a tank with balloon bellied mollys but i went to look at the bettas and i found Fire R.I.P and he stole my heart.. i ended up gettin a tank and him
FireKidomaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
first betta's shemetz Betta Chat 28 02-28-2010 08:34 AM
How do u keep all your betta's? damo2904 Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 11 11-26-2009 01:15 PM
Help with new Betta's and fin rot bettamum Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 4 05-26-2009 01:58 PM
BETTA'S NURHAYAL Betta Fish Care 12 07-10-2008 03:02 PM
Do all Betta's eat this much? inspiringmind Betta Fish Care 3 06-07-2008 07:42 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.