Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Chat
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-18-2011, 07:12 PM   #21 
Myates
Member
 
Myates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
It's good that you don't take it personally, sometimes you just gotta smile to yourself because you know they are missing a good thing.
During high school I started in on fish keeping. I had tanks from 10 gallons to 30 gallons in my room- even got my dad into fish keeping. But I kept it to myself for the most part, just for that reason- people don't understand the joy of fish keeping if they don't experience it themselves usually, as well as some kids are just plain rude.
My boyfriend teases me about my bettas- he's a fish person, but cichlids and saltwater, and he doesn't understand how bettas can be addicting. He'll tease me about them, but he'll grin and bear it when I'm in a chatty mood about one or the other. I've learned that if I give him a massage, I can talk about the bettas all I want, and if I'm lucky, talk him into letting me bring in another :P But other then that, I don't talk about them to many others.. to a lot of people fish are "just fish".
Myates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 07:13 PM   #22 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
I love all animals but fish are all I'm "allowed" to have. lol
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 08:41 PM   #23 
nel3
Member
 
nel3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sena Hansler View Post
Same problem with Crayola! except his tail grew double his size... so he trims them
if Nelliel will be happy with some self trimming then id have no issues. my issue is that he blows his tail too often. did a 100wc today and all those white areas (regrowth) on his caudal tails melted/blew. i dont mind if his tail is to be short than genetically decided, if i can have a relatively consistent state without such fin loss on any WC then its ok. i try to keep it at 7.2 when possible but human error is always unavoidable. he doesnt get clamped fins, they just blow/melt. sort of makes me want to get a PK next but im probably going for CT when a spot in my ranks opens up.

how do you think it would turn out if i stopped his IAL water and only added some for water colour? seems every wc is due to have tail loss. sounds like Crayola probably didnt have this issue if he was a domestic betta.

Last edited by nel3; 11-18-2011 at 08:45 PM.
nel3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 09:38 PM   #24 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Hmm 7.2? PH you mean? All my bettas are I believe at 7.5... Harder water can cause this problem with "melting" right? Maybe you could add some driftwood - naturally softens water and lowers PH. Do you have him too close to other bettas? My Voldemort at all costs needs to stay by his lonesome since just seeing a betta caused him to blow his tail!
Sena Hansler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 09:51 PM   #25 
Wulvie Sharpteeth
New Member
 
Wulvie Sharpteeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NZ
wat??? but theres nothing to pick on about keeping fish! its not nerdy or weird so it gives them no reason to laugh :L

Ive never had a problem like that, normally if people know I have fish they think "cute!" or "they are so pretty!"





I just realised that this post is old XD dont pay attention to my comment lol X3
Wulvie Sharpteeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 10:15 PM   #26 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Lol it is? o_O I have problems because "fish are duuumb" thing comes up. Pfft my fishy thinks your dumb when you stick your finger in front of his mouth not expecting him to bite >.> LOL
Sena Hansler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 11:16 PM   #27 
nel3
Member
 
nel3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sena Hansler View Post
Hmm 7.2? PH you mean? All my bettas are I believe at 7.5... Harder water can cause this problem with "melting" right? Maybe you could add some driftwood - naturally softens water and lowers PH. Do you have him too close to other bettas? My Voldemort at all costs needs to stay by his lonesome since just seeing a betta caused him to blow his tail!
he arrived with 7.2 so i try to keep it like that. im not too sure why he melts, could be fluctuating PH. the ph test came back with a slightly higher ph +.2. i dont have any drift wood nor has he had/seen any betta companions. some WC are perfectly fine but when he starts blowing his tail he gets sensitive.

Last edited by nel3; 11-18-2011 at 11:20 PM.
nel3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 11:35 PM   #28 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Oooo poor fella!
Sena Hansler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 08:07 AM   #29 
nel3
Member
 
nel3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sena Hansler View Post
Oooo poor fella!
meh, its just another "joy" of owning fish as pets.
nel3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 10:54 AM   #30 
Wolfboy51
Member
 
Wolfboy51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
The grade 10s are juvinile delinqninces
Wolfboy51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bettas on sale at Petsmart!!! $2 off all Bettas! BellasMomma Betta Fish Classifieds 10 10-27-2011 09:58 AM
NEW BETTAS! Aubin and Skyden! NEW WHITE MALE BETTAS :) Jrf456 Betta Pictures 8 07-10-2011 12:17 AM
are bettas picky eaters? is it the brand or just bettas in general? lunawatsername Betta Chat 7 04-24-2011 10:05 PM
can i put bettas with bettas and have them breed without any dead fish Guppie luver Betta Fish Care 13 02-15-2011 07:38 AM
'crowntail' bettas v. 'regular' bettas ErinBBC Betta Fish Care 3 04-28-2008 07:19 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.