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Old 04-21-2012, 06:00 PM   #1 
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Hello From Alaska!

Hello, everyone! My name is Lauren and I'm a new breeder in Fairbanks, Alaska. We've had 5 successful spawns since we started 2 years ago. Starting with petstore varietals to get the hang of it, we finally decided to spend the big bucks on a brother/sister pair from Betty Splendens in Switzerland. For some reason, the boy didn't want a thing to do with his sister... so we found another gorgeous boy from a friend and bred them. This gave me my most recent batch, but I still think I'ma fall back into the Giant Crowntail we did with the batch before. My display pic is one of my boys from the Giant CT batch. Just thought I'd stop in and say "HAI!" If anyone else is in Alaska and wants a fish... lemme know. We haven't been setup for shipping yet, so we can only deal locally. Sorry. Sometime in the near future I may be able to offer shipping outside the state.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:12 PM   #2 
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Welcome Chistoso to TFK! We're glad you found us!
I don't know about the rest of the members but I'd love to see pics of Alaska!
And the Bettas!
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #3 
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Yes! PLEASE Show us pictures of these beautiful bettas! c:
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:04 PM   #4 
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Damn, I just moved OUT of Fairbanks!
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:53 PM   #5 
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Kk, they're not the best of pix cuz most are taken with my phone... but here ya go!

The first 3 are of the same fish... showing off his chameleon act




His sister...


Here's a handful of girls hanging out in the 10gal


Another series of my fave boy that sits on the desk next to my comp





These next few are of the Giant Crowntail batch...

Here's brothers playing


One of the super prego girls


Here's a series to see one of the boys growing up (I switch out my fish at work monthly. It's a great way to show off the Bettas to customers who may want one or two or ten lol)




Another girl
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:01 PM   #6 
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Oh... and a couple of my fave photos from before my camera broke. This was the first attempt at breeding with store-bought Buddy & Bella.





My first attempt had only 3 survive past the first month, hence why you see Buddy hanging out with one of his kids. It's a great way to show people the size of fry against a regular-sized Betta. Which reminds me...



This was how big they were at exactly 1 month. As you see, not very big. I've since figured out how to get them to grow bigger, faster. My "kids" are usually ready to go at about 4 months.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:03 PM   #7 
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Nice fishies.

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Here's a series to see one of the boys growing up (I switch out my fish at work monthly.
I was gonna say that looks like A LOT of liquor in the background...then i read the caption
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:13 PM   #8 
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Yea, I work at a small-business liquor store where most of our business is repeat customers and Barrow shipments. Almost all my customers have heard my breeding stories. I feel sorry for them. Prolly tired of me harassing them to take home some of my fishies. Lol
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:20 PM   #9 
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Hahahha, you have gorgeous fishies! Welcome :D
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Awesome fish!! Great shots too!! Thank you for sharing.
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