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Old 01-06-2011, 06:53 PM   #1 
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Just bought a Betta Fish!

So I just bought a Betta fish, because i wanted a little friend to hang out with in my mini apartment, and i figured a mini fish would be perfect. I did alot of reading on this website and it looks like there is very interesting people who know alot about bettas ( ME on the other hand, not so much). So this is just a cheap 6$ betta, nothing fancy, no crown no all that fancy stuff. The reason i picked this guy over all the rest of them, is because his fins look really different compared to what they had there and he was cutest. I am still picking a name. I have him in a 1.5 Gallon Tank, Which is big enough FOR NOW, untill i find something more suitable. I used to own a betta who was in a 10 Gallon Tank, and he lived very long and grew very big but that tank is miles away at my mothers house. So please dont hate on me!!! I have a question though, Since i brough him home and put him in the tank, he keeps darting from the ground to the top as if he is trying to JUMP OUT. :S Is this normal when they are first put into a new environment? I have a filter in the tank and it appears to have a slight current on one side of the tank, could he be rushing because he doesnt like the water movement?
I am still learning and i have many questions so i can make this guys life comfortable!
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:59 PM   #2 
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A 1 gallon tank is fine as long as you keep up with water changes.
Welcome to the wonderful world of bettas!
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:57 PM   #3 
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Welcome lara! I hope your little guy does well...the fact that youre reading up on stuff before you go crazy with him pretty much ensures that hes gonna be a happy fish! Will you post pics?

sorry i didnt answer your questions, I dont quite feel qualified just yet >.<
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:12 PM   #4 
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$6 for a betta? o.0 the pet store i get mine from charges around that much for Crowntails, if they even mark them as CTs(which they haven't been doing). i'd love to see pics of him!

he's probably just happily darting about, stretching his fins! some bettas do that after being moved from a small container, like a cup or bowl, to a larger than than they're used to. my female crowntail had this cute thing where she'd wiggle-swim up to the top right corner, then just glide down to the bottom left corner, and she repeated that for almost an hour! she was moved from a half-gallon bowl, to a 2 gallon Kritter Keeper.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:23 PM   #5 
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yeah...I got Marbles from Pet World...he was only $4.76 i think? and hes a CT
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:25 PM   #6 
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Yeah, he's probably just excited about his new home. He should settle in fairly soon and make his first bubblenest!

By the way, thank you so much for researching and caring.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:26 PM   #7 
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I will take some photos now, and post them momentarily. He appears to be much more comfortable and interacting with me already!
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:28 PM   #8 
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YAY! I love when they interact...so cute! Cant wait for pics!
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:50 PM   #9 
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I must say he is difficult to capture a good picture of :( excuse the flash, but this is as good as i could get! They are a tad bit blurry but he was interacting with me. Look at his Fins, do they look healthy to you? They were way different than all the rest of the bettas at the store ( mind you there were only like 8 to choose from).

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