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Old 07-01-2011, 05:43 PM   #1 
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Talking Addicted after just a week! (and a ?)

My son got a betta for his 5th birthday. I knew nothing about them before the day he pulled the lid off the box. I have since been feverishly Googling, and bonding with my (his) blue veil tail betta he named Cheesy. (I think that's what he is, at least...)

Cheesy was given to us in a half gallon bowl which will be replaced asap! Day two I ordered some water conditioner, a heater, and a thermometer. Thanks to Amazon Prime, I was able to change his water just a few days after he came to us. I'm not sure who the water change was more traumatic for, him or me.

I have a question about his pectoral fins. He seems to have a tiny bit of fuzz hanging out on them. Is this a bacterial issue? Or a previously poor water quality issue. The rest of him seems unaffected. Also, he's only been pooping about every third day and it's a big round poop.

You guys... I never thought I'd get so attached to a fish and so fast. He follows me around, presses his face up against his bowl when I have my face next to it, and he is already eating out of my hands. I get it now. I really do.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:00 PM   #2 
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I think that might just be natural coloring.
Thank you so very much for doing your research. How many gallons is he in?

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Old 07-01-2011, 06:04 PM   #3 
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And yes, bettas are very easy to be addicted to. How does your son like him? And pics!
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:24 PM   #4 
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:31 PM   #5 
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He's nice... His fins look a little full for a VT, maybe he's a DeT. (Dunno though) Also plastic plants can rip fins, I suggest live or silk.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:35 PM   #6 
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Thanks, I read that too! I do daycare in-home so I won't be able to get out until the weekend. I couldn't decide what would be worse, giving him no place to hide, or leaving the plastic in there.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:38 PM   #7 
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he's very pretty
some plastic plants are alright, easiest way to check is to take some clean nylons and run them over it, if they snag, it could snag fins as well
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:41 PM   #8 
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how much are you feeding? My boys leap out of the water to grab pellets off my finger tips lol

and addicting yes, ive been back in the hobby 6 months and im up to 18 and next week adding more (dont tell bf though its a secret SHHHHH)

and ive been restrained due to its winter and ill be spawning soon.

but i did get the ok to setup a 2 ft x 1ft x 1 ft tank monday (todays sat) for all my ladies then ill be dividing one of my small tanks into 2 or 3 parts, to house 2 new males (i have a 3rd that needs accommodation already lol then the other tank will be a spawning tank
then im also getting my own 6 bay (the one i currently have is borrowed)
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:41 PM   #9 
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Thanks, I read that too! I do daycare in-home so I won't be able to get out until the weekend. I couldn't decide what would be worse, giving him no place to hide, or leaving the plastic in there.
If it doesn't pass the stocking snag test, I would say that it would be worse to leave it in there. I think ripped fins would be more traumatic for everybody that no place to hide for a few days.

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Old 07-01-2011, 08:30 PM   #10 
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I agree with Kumi.

Cheesy is a GORGEOUS veiltail. His tail looks kinda spadish to me. SO pretty. Love the blue.
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