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post #11 of 988 (permalink) Old 12-05-2014, 04:42 PM
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A few weeks ago, I saw a beautiful, teal, half-moon doubletail at Petco. I couldn't get him, though, and I can't stop thinking about him. I'm really just hoping that he went to a good home and I'll find another lovely, little betta to fall in love with.

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post #12 of 988 (permalink) Old 12-05-2014, 05:48 PM
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Haha someone gets a lucky break :) I hope it will still be there!
No dice. :(
Went back today and he was gone. A regular veiltail and in his container he had a pale but very purpley purple body and white fins. I can't imagine how he would have colored up. I had had no where to put him when I'd seen him though.
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No dice. :(
Went back today and he was gone. A regular veiltail and in his container he had a pale but very purpley purple body and white fins. I can't imagine how he would have colored up. I had had no where to put him when I'd seen him though.
Aww, that sucks. Purple butterfly VT... gosh that would be awesome..

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Over the summer I saw the most gorgeous dragon scale. He was so energetic and was super aggressive. He started going crazy when I approached the betta display until I came over to his cup. His cup was originally in the back of the display where no one ever looks. I went back a week later and he was still there and still as active. I move his cup to the front of the display where Petco displays their most expensive fish hoping someone would buy him. I went back a week later with the intention of buying him if he was still there and he was gone... The photo is from the 2nd week I saw him.
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Aww, he was such a cutie :(

The DT I last saw is still haunting me, I want him real bad and it's only getting worse. But then I think "he's probably gone, or dying" so then I get afraid to even see when I know that I can't get him. For once I have the set up to get another betta, but no money to get them with. Usually it's the other way around..

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Aww, that sucks. Purple butterfly VT... gosh that would be awesome..
I know. And now there's another there I like. He's a light orange, kinda scrawny, veiltail.
Think he'd stay orange? The color tricks these guys can pull once they're in a in warm tank all happy throw me, haha. I've been thinking about him since I left. I don't see a lot of them.
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I know. And now there's another there I like. He's a light orange, kinda scrawny, veiltail.
Think he'd stay orange? The color tricks these guys can pull once they're in a in warm tank all happy throw me, haha. I've been thinking about him since I left. I don't see a lot of them.
He might, next time bring a camera and a flashlight. With a light you can see the irids he might be hiding and a camera to take a picture for us :P

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These are just some of the many ones I've had to walk away from because of timing or space issues. The black crowntail was especially hard because one of my dream boys is a black crowntail.
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I saw the cutest little King last Saturday, he was wagging his tail at me begging me to take him home. I spent the whole week thinking about him.

In 30 minutes I'm leaving for work. When I'm done at 11:30 I'm going straight to Petco to see if that little King is still there. If he is, I'll be setting up a new tank today instead of a Christmas tree.

I can have a 2.5 gallon Quarantine tank set up in minutes for him. I wouldn't be able to have a 20 long ready for him until tomorrow. Would have to go with silk plants instead of live temporarily. As you can see, I've thought this out.

If you are in the Willow Grove, PA area just outside of Philly. Please buy him and save me the trouble. He's on the bottom shelf, 2nd from the right in the main display. He's a beautiful, bright blue with a splash of red on the fins. I would love to see somebody from the forum get him so I could watch him grow up and be spectacular.

It breaks my heart that he'll most likely wind up in some kid's Sponge Bob tank or a wedding.

I would have never have gotten back into this hobby if I'd known it would make me feel like Oskar Schindler.

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I hope he is! I agree with you. I find it so hard to go into the pet store, but at the same time I'm drawn there. I know that even if I stopped going there, it wouldn't make them stop selling bettas, so even if I can just give one a better home it's kinda worth it. I still can't stop thinking about the one I saw a few days ago, if I could just get the money I'd go get him. He's giving me insomnia....

Those sweet little pouty faces and wagging tails are just so irresistible..

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