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Old 07-09-2011, 08:21 AM   #1 
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Gah why did i look at the betta shelf





So, I stopped at PetSmart to get pet things... lol. I looked at the Betta shelf, expecting to see a lot of sad vieltails, but I saw good selection that day, and the said Bettas you were all talking yourself. :P Well, they were happy, too! They were all flaring at each other and making bubble nests and all sorts of happiness. I saw them for a while, and I picked a very active HMPK that was flaring at everybody. :D So, I walked like a pro to the cashier with the fish in my hands and I was like a boss when I walked out the store, then I realized I didn't know what I would do with a new fish LOL. So, I went home and kind of graduated my molly fry and placed them with the adults, making sure they were being hidden by plants and then I used the tank I was raising them in for him. I boiled some oak leaves and ta-dah! He has a home. :)

He has been very active exploring his new home, and he has surprised me a lot because it seems I've had him for months! I think this because
1. He ate three frozen bloodworms, and a pellet.
2. He is flaring at everything, he is very active
3. He is already building a bubblenest!
He is still scared of the tweezers, clamping his fins and retreating, but hopefully that can get fixed soon. :)

I don't know what I want to name him, probably something with a similar meaning to Texas, friend. I was thinking about Dakoda, Dakota, or Takoda, what do you guys thing? :)

Thanks for reading!

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Old 07-09-2011, 08:24 AM   #2 
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He looks kinda like a Montana to me....
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:39 AM   #3 
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Haha, I wasn't really looking into getting 50 Bettas and naming them after all the states. xD I liked Texas, and the contenders for this guy's name because they share a meaning, and that meaning is friend, and that's what these guys are, right?
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:47 AM   #4 
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The first one is gorgeous...
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:57 AM   #5 
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He's gorgeous. I like your improvised anti-jumping mesh lol. I don't know anyother words for friends...except like amigo and the usual buddy, pal, compadre, confidant....but maybe a baby name website with meaning will help?
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:26 AM   #6 
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haha, I just realized the second photo was him too..just different lighting...wooops..

I wish my local petsmart sold bettas like this. :D
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:29 AM   #7 
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Haha, thanks! :)

LOL! Glad you like the mesh. xD I have been looking at a baby name website, and I really like Dakoda/Dakota/Takoda because they mean friend and the name itself is very pretty, too, but there's something that doesn't fit. :I
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I like Takoda...and I'd call him Koda for short, but that's just me.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:08 AM   #9 
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How gorgeous!

But.... the second thing I notice in the pic is that high temp on the thermometer ... what's going on with that?
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:23 AM   #10 
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I like Takoda too.... hey, maybe that'll be his name. :) Takoda... heh. :3

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But.... the second thing I notice in the pic is that high temp on the thermometer ... what's going on with that?
Oh, don't worry! :) That's only in the afternoon. He's currently in my greenhouse, but when I get my room I'll move him inside.

Don't Betta fish naturally get these temperatures in the wild?
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