My first official post on this website shall be a blog. If people read and comment, cool and if not...ah well!
I currently do not have a Betta fish but I will be getting one next Wednesday. I am really excited. I've always had a thing for fish...I feel I can connect with them. I love water, swimming...I've got this fishy vibe going on. I did own some fish in the past (typical goldfish won at fairs...well in my case, homecoming fairs for school) that died...fast. I feel so horrible because I didn't take care of them properly. I remember when i flushed my first fish....
I've been doing A LOT of research on Betta Fish these fast few days. non-stop reading about their care and obsessing over how beautiful and amazing they are. I am jealous of some peoples Betta's on here because of how gorgeous they are. I'm hoping mine will be a beaut!
I have chosen the very disliked walmart or a petstore near there to get my fish. I feel disgusting even knowing I'm getting my fishy from there but at least I will help give them a MUCH better home. Walmart in general shouldn't even carry living creatures. I've gone there so many times and seen filthy tanks with piles of dead fish and it's horrible. Why bother selling them if no one is willing to take proper care of them? Sure, not all places are like that but a good majority are neglectful.
I've ordered my tank ( a 5-gallon for now. Once I get better at caring for my fishy and have more knowledge and space in my bedroom, I am most definitely getting a bigger one. It also comes with the filter), a heater, and a mini sea anemone ornament. I've ordered them all on amazon. I've decided to get the rest of the supplies (gravel, plants, decorations, conditioner,thermometer, etc) either this Sunday or Wednesday). I can't wait!
I'm really hoping I can do a great job of giving a beautiful betta a loving home. I'm a weird person....lazy and depressed, I will admit, but I am determined to take care of my fishy as best as I can. I really plan on getting a female and I've already got a name picked out...Moxie. It came to me randomly and I liked it. I've also got two guinea pigs named Pandy and Lucy and a dog named Simone (who's more less the family dog). I'm stoked to expand on my pet variety.
I am nervous about my Brother. He'll put up a fuss because I got another pet. Never mind I'm 21 years old and I can make my own decisions. They won't effect him in any way. If he doesn't like it, he can bite me. My Brother was never much of an animal person anyways.
I will be updating this as my betta adventures goes along. For now, I must end it here as I don't have much else to say. LOL.