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Old 12-21-2013, 08:43 AM   #1 
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Meet Clarence

Hi all!

After our beloved Dilly passed away a few days ago, we decided to get a new friend. We found little Clarence at the local fish store in one of those little 'betta boxes', too small for him to even turn around. His fins are curly, likely due to the less than optimal water conditions. He's currently enjoying a 2 gallon quarantine tank for a couple of weeks until we add him to a nice 10 gallon.





He is out first crowntail. Any idea what color he is?
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:03 AM   #2 
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I love that face!
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:40 AM   #3 
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Me too! It is so grumpy! He is actually very laid back and sweet. I have only seen him flare a couple of times, but he is very curious!
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:17 PM   #4 
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He's very cute!
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:13 AM   #5 
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I love that face!
I think he's saying "wow, all this room just for ME?"

His fins are just beautiful, I bet they will be stunning now that he can actually open them up.

Thanks for taking him.... We have a lfs who use those little boxes too, and I really dislike them.. imagine being kept in a room so small you can't even turn around or stretch your arms.....I guess the water quality might be better than a cup because it's flowing thru a larger tank.... but it still looks like torture to me. ):
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:24 AM   #6 
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He sure did seem shocked when we released him into his tank...like, 'Whoa, I can actually move!' He seems to like jetting around his tank at top speed and working on a bubblenest in his down time.

I really hate those boxes as well. When I was browsing, Clarence caught my eye because he tried to turn around to look at me but was too confined to we able to do so. He looked so sad, I took him instead of one of the younger veiltails I had been looking at.

What really gets me, is I purchased him at the Drs. Foster and Smith retail outlet....the liveaquaria.com people. They had 2 makes per tank, one free to swim and the other in a box. But they had male guppies and male bettas in the same tank...not what I expected from 'the fish experts'. Wish I could taken them all home!
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:45 AM   #7 
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He sure is beautiful! He does sort of look grumpy and his eyes look bigger than normal but I guess that's form the marking above his eye. He does have a striking appearance for sure.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:03 AM   #8 
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He has bi-colored eyes, the top has that deep maroon color and the bottom is a pale turquoise. I didn't even notice til I got him home. I just wanted him out of that box!

Here's a couple more pictures:

No more pictures, Mom!


Dim lighting made him look a bit more red than usual.


I think he looks rather festive in this picture!
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:39 PM   #9 
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He looks a bit like a candy cane! :D Very cute and wow, his eyes look so big for a betta but he's beautiful!
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #10 
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Oh my gosh he is cute! I love his eyes, the maroon lids make him look like his wearing eyeliner.
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