Hi there! I'm brand new to this forum but I ended up here because I wanted more information on Bettas, friends with Bettas, and just wanted to see more Bettas (without freaking buying more). (:
I've always been into Bettas, my sister and mother has had quite a few but for awhile there, I haven't had anything to do with them. I just recently moved in with my boyfriend and his family and I'm not allowed to have any pets. But! I can have AS MANY BETTAS AS I WANT. Horrible, right?
The other day in Wal-Mart, I just had to walk threw the fish section and there they were. Starving, sick Bettas just dying to have a LOVING owner. So. Naturally, I bought two male bettas (Crowntail & Veiltail) and a 1/2 gallon tank with a divider. Mind you, I was only a beginner to owning a Betta but dangit these guys NEEDED ME.
So when I got home I was desperate and did A TON OF RESEARCH. I bought conditioner for my fish's water, flakes (they didn't care for the pellets AT ALL), and bloodworms the next day. They were okay but my red Veiltail wasn't eating or doing anything. He died today but my Crowntail is doing wayyy betterrrr. And I bought another tank (42 fl oz, what is that regarding gallon?) and it has a divider! I might just use it for one fish though, I've been reading about space for a Betta.
I also bought the medicine drops (Bettafix, did I do good with that?) and read the directions, gave my Wal-Mart Betta a drop. He's doing WAY BETTER. Swimming around his bowl, eating his flakes and bloodworms almost immediately.
BTW, I also bought 2 Bettas from Petco (luckily, at my petco they are kept for AMAZINGLY, have great colors, and they are ALL lively!) and they now live in the 1/2 tank together (with the divider). A Halfmoon and Delta!
Now I have a few questions but I'll post them in the appropriate board (:
I'm Jay, BTW! Nice to freakin' meet all of you Betta lovers! (: