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Old 01-20-2012, 11:53 PM   #1 
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New here and with bettas :)

Hi everyone! I'm happy to be a new member of this forum and I want to share with you the story of how my love for bettas recently started.

I'm sort of new with bettas but I love learning more and more about them! There have been a few bettas in my home ever since I was little but I used to not pay much attention to them because they weren't really "mine", because I was ignorant on anything fish related (I was more of a cat lover), and because I thought they were simple fish. Last year I moved to a new apartment by myself and wanted some company so my sister gave me her betta. I had her for a while and eventually somebody let her fall when changing her water and she died the next day. That's when I decided I wanted one of my own and when I got to the pet store found out there's more than one type of betta! LOL I then got a blue and greenish crowntail and I named him Blu. Ever since, he's made me super happy and I have done my best to keep him very happy, and he always is. I was surprised when I discovered how much personality my Blu and other bettas have!

On a very dissappointing note about myself, during the holidays I brought him home from school with me and I was so busy helping my mom around that I left him in my room all day every day and didn't change his water for some weeks something I'm very ashamed of. When I returned this week back to school I saw that he had fin rot and totally freaked out! He was also very depressed. I got him medicine and cleaned everything up and now he's recovering and he's actually the happiest I've ever seen him, I believe he has brighter color now during recovery! He's happy to be back at home in my school apartment and I think he's forgiven me for my irresponsibility and now happily greets me when I get home. I promised him I would never ever let anything like that happen again to him (I enjoy talking to him, I know he's listening).
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:27 AM   #2 
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I'm happy yer little man is doing ok! Sometimes life gets a little hectic and we forget about the small, very important things but wat matters is that it wasn't intentional and I think yer little guy knows that. Sorrie this happened but im totally ecstatic he made it through it!
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:45 AM   #3 
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Hi everyone! I'm happy to be a new member of this forum and I want to share with you the story of how my love for bettas recently started.

I'm sort of new with bettas but I love learning more and more about them! There have been a few bettas in my home ever since I was little but I used to not pay much attention to them because they weren't really "mine", because I was ignorant on anything fish related (I was more of a cat lover), and because I thought they were simple fish. Last year I moved to a new apartment by myself and wanted some company so my sister gave me her betta. I had her for a while and eventually somebody let her fall when changing her water and she died the next day. That's when I decided I wanted one of my own and when I got to the pet store found out there's more than one type of betta! LOL I then got a blue and greenish crowntail and I named him Blu. Ever since, he's made me super happy and I have done my best to keep him very happy, and he always is. I was surprised when I discovered how much personality my Blu and other bettas have!

On a very dissappointing note about myself, during the holidays I brought him home from school with me and I was so busy helping my mom around that I left him in my room all day every day and didn't change his water for some weeks something I'm very ashamed of. When I returned this week back to school I saw that he had fin rot and totally freaked out! He was also very depressed. I got him medicine and cleaned everything up and now he's recovering and he's actually the happiest I've ever seen him, I believe he has brighter color now during recovery! He's happy to be back at home in my school apartment and I think he's forgiven me for my irresponsibility and now happily greets me when I get home. I promised him I would never ever let anything like that happen again to him (I enjoy talking to him, I know he's listening).
Nice story :) I added one female to my community tank, and I also had no interest in Bettas. There was something about her eyes when I looked at her in the store. At first I couldn't even find her in my tank (lots of hiding places and plants), but now I'm starting to see her more and more, as she gets more comfortable being in a large space, from a stupid tiny cup in a pet store. They are sweet fish, and I can see why people like them.

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Old 01-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #4 
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Glad to here your guy is doing much better.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:33 PM   #5 
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:41 PM   #6 
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping....

Look forward to hearing more about your Betta keeping adventures....
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:40 PM   #7 
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Welcome!!!

So glad to know I'm not the only one who talks to their Betta, lol!
And happy your Blu is on the road to recovery and happy.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:08 PM   #8 
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Blu is a gorgeous betta! glad to hear he survived as well :)
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