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Old 10-20-2011, 04:12 PM   #1 
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Why are betta fish so addictive?

I got my first betta fish over a month ago and a short time later purchased my second one - both are spoiled in individual 5 gallon tanks. I never imagined a betta would be such an entertaining and cute little pet. Now I find myself going to the pet shop just to "look" and having to resist the urge to buy them all up!

Why do others find bettas so addictive? Has anyone figured out who on this forum has the most bettas?
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:21 PM   #2 
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Bettas are like potato chips, you can't have just one and it's hard to stop getting more once you've started. :)

I think there are members who have well over 20 on here.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:31 PM   #3 
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I think part of it is because when you get a Betta, you also get to give him a new, better home. Seeing them in the little containers they are sold in and then seeing them in their big tanks at home makes such a difference. Like when I got mine, he seemed like he had given up flaring at the other bettas next to him and wouldn't move around too much but now that he has his own tank he spends the entire day swimming around and flaring at my fingers or mirror.
Also you get to play decorator with the tanks. :)
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:38 PM   #4 
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Agreed- I always feel sorry for the bettas in the tiny cups and it makes me so happy to see my boys thriving in their big tanks. And playing decorator is for sure a fun hobby!
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:01 PM   #5 
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dark is so right. they are potato chips lmao... or well a doreto or even a drop of chocolat..

ive always admired them and my family never let me have them.. i sat on reptiles for the longest time. which i also think are like potatos lol now that im older i decided hey ima get one... ive been lookin at petco for a wiel for a pretty one. there always dead or got like guys coming outa there gills =[ i finaly rescued one last night.. im so excited... im loving wathcing this little guy swim around. not quite sure why... its almost making me whant to go in my basement and bring up all my 10gallons [like 20 of them] and make my old 200g a huge female tank maby a female+ comunity :D

lol i must agree there verry addictive tho lol

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Old 10-20-2011, 05:19 PM   #6 
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I had one but then i bought a 40g breeder and divided it, so now i have 7 LOL

Bettas are VERY addictive.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:28 PM   #7 
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40 gallons, wow! Have you posted pics?
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:30 PM   #8 
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My daughter are both betta lovers, we currently have 5 males and 4 females. My daughter recently decided that once all her gold fish die, she's converting her 50 gallon to a sorority! My 30 gallon is currently the sorority tank.

Addictive? OH YEAH!!!
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:02 PM   #9 
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Very nice!
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:14 PM   #10 
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because rescuing bettas is easier than rescuing dogs. and not as costly I dunno. I HAVE FOURTEEN!!! not including the 20 fry >.>
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