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Old 05-25-2011, 07:43 PM   #1 
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introducing hoshi ^_^

hello everyone,

i'd like you to meet my new little guy, hoshi. hoshi means star in japanese, and he really does look like a little starburst to me! i actually almost named him starburst >>


in real life, he is very iridescent, and a different color depending on which angle you're seeing him at. it's hard to capture on camera.


also, he's got these cute little "eyelids", i think it may just be his coloring, but they really do look like eyelids - something i've never seen before on a betta, though i'm sure they're out there.

anyway, here he is in his new tank setup. it's just a 2 gallon, but i just moved him in there from a blank 1 gallon.


his heater is finally in now, and as we speak he is snuggling up against it. aw. <3

for now the plants are fake, but i want to get some real ones next week.

i bought a black background (too expensive) to tape to the back of his tank, but he about had a heart attack. i think he could see his reflection in it... it worked nicely for a couple of the photos, but i had to remove it for his health.


the colored rocks in his tank are some that i have collected over the years from the beach. (i cleaned them off first and did the vinegar test, etc)


so, please welcome hoshi:











his full tank (pictured without lid)














here's a good view of his "eyelids"


thanks for looking! goodnight. ^_^


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I love his colors and I especially love the photos you got. They're GREAT. Very crisp and clear and great composition.
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oops! two more i should've added:

this one shows the green iridescence that covers his body. it always flashes when the light hits him a certain way:


and this one shows how he holds his fins out. anytime he pauses, or stops to investigates anything, he holds all his fins out, like they do when they're flaring. but he does it all the time. so pretty *.*
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B'aww, hoshi's cute.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:59 PM   #5 
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"Hoshii" also means "to want" in Japanese. :D What a perfect name!
星がほしい!Hoshi ga hoshii! hahaha (I want Hoshi!) xD he's so pretty!
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:24 PM   #6 
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hello everyone,

i'd like you to meet my new little guy, hoshi. hoshi means star in japanese, and he really does look like a little starburst to me! i actually almost named him starburst >>


in real life, he is very iridescent, and a different color depending on which angle you're seeing him at. it's hard to capture on camera.


also, he's got these cute little "eyelids", i think it may just be his coloring, but they really do look like eyelids - something i've never seen before on a betta, though i'm sure they're out there.

anyway, here he is in his new tank setup. it's just a 2 gallon, but i just moved him in there from a blank 1 gallon.


his heater is finally in now, and as we speak he is snuggling up against it. aw. <3

for now the plants are fake, but i want to get some real ones next week.

i bought a black background (too expensive) to tape to the back of his tank, but he about had a heart attack. i think he could see his reflection in it... it worked nicely for a couple of the photos, but i had to remove it for his health.


the colored rocks in his tank are some that i have collected over the years from the beach. (i cleaned them off first and did the vinegar test, etc)


so, please welcome hoshi:











his full tank (pictured without lid)














here's a good view of his "eyelids"


thanks for looking! goodnight. ^_^

Beautiful!!!!!!What type of tank is that?
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I love his colors and I especially love the photos you got. They're GREAT. Very crisp and clear and great composition.
thank you very much! i take a million, and sometimes a few come out okay. =)

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B'aww, hoshi's cute.
thank you. i think he is too. ^_^

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"Hoshii" also means "to want" in Japanese. :D What a perfect name!
星がほしい!Hoshi ga hoshii! hahaha (I want Hoshi!) xD he's so pretty!
oh? cool! i didn't know. =)) i will say that to him. :)
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Great fish and great pics!

May I ask what camera you used to take your pics?
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Beautiful!!! :)
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