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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-25-2018, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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New betta!!

So I saw this little guy in my store about 5 weeks back and thought he was cute she I put him in the back fo a few days. He was watched by me do the betta water changes and I couldn’t resist! He is in a 3.5 with live plants for now. I couldn’t think of a name so he’s being called Buddy right now. Lol. My other guy is across the room and he knows he’s there. B.J is special though as he probably has a tumour. So he gets the fully planted 5 gallon. Finally I found a fish vet that will look at him though. Yay!

So, here’s a picture of the new guy. He’s a “twin” or “double” tail. He isn’t perfect, he’s so cute though. The picture on the top left is when I first got him and the picture on the bottom right is now. He’s changed a lot! Do you guys think he will change more? He is still young. Also is his colouring called anything in particular or just a mash up? Lol.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-29-2018, 04:23 AM
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You have two very beautiful boys! I've been avoiding PetCo like the plague, because I know if I go, I'll see a beautiful male that I'll want to take home, and I don't have room for another. I only have one 5 gallon, but there's nowhere to put another one, and I don't think my landlord would be very happy if I added a second tank to my apartment. Buddy is exactly the type of fish I would have come home with! He's gorgeous and unique. I've never seen that coloration before with that tail type. Maybe he's a Butterfly? I believe that's what they're called when they change colors on you. I think that's what my boy Jake is. He started off white and now he's got sapphire blue in him.

I hope the vet is able to do something for B.J. He's amazing! You're lucky to have found a vet for him. I don't think we have anyone where I live that would offer vet services for a fish. Even a gorgeous betta. Although I know some people are lucky enough to have a vet for their fish near them. I'd be interested to know more about B.J.'s prognosis after you take him to the vet.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-29-2018, 07:47 PM
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He's gorgeous. He's either a multi-color or marble. Sometimes it's difficult for me to tell which is which.

Personally, I don't see why he isn't perfect. Looks it to me.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-06-2018, 03:08 PM
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Yes, if you like / love / enjoy him ... what does "perfect" even mean? 2 retail stores have mentioned to me how "common bettas" just don't sell... I don't even know what that means. Most of my girls have short fins, or they're Koi colored -- am I supposed to **not** like them for some reason? I see Bettas from breeders on line for up to $100 sometimes -- and they ARE pretty... But since I got into homing Bettas, I've come to know they have personalities, and they bring me lots of Joy. So I say forget the "perfect" word, and just love the ones you got!


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