Wow, it's been a long time!! I don't think anybody will remember me, but I was a member here a couple years ago, when I was in middle school. I had to leave betta keeping for a while due to life (and highschool. Urgh) and I honestly wasn't planning to get back into it until I was finished with college.
Yeah, you all know how that goes.
Long story short, I made the mistake of going into Petsmart, and then I walked past the bettas. And there was this one little guy, all the way at the back, looking so sad. I went over to say hi to him, and he just stared right into my face with his little betta eyes and little betta frown, and his name is now Mr. Poseidon. He's currently living in a 20 gallon long I had from my old betta days, living like a king but with the dignity of a half-starved peasant. (We disagree about how much food he needs to eat in a day. This is the only battle with him that I will win.)
Anyways, I've had him for about 4 weeks now, but it already feels like years. (The fact that on week 2 he got some major ich did not help with my lifespan). I need to get him some good silk plants, because right now he only has a couple. It's been so long since I was in the hobby though; does anybody have some good recommendations? ie from Amazon or Petco. He does have some tankmates that I got when I brought him, including some tetras & cories. (I lost a lot of the tetras during the ich outbreak, unfortunately
, so I'm going to quarentine some new ones after midterms).
I'll try and post some pictures tomorrow, after I give them a waterchange! (they get 25% 3 times a week because water changes are so fun. I've missed doing them.)
Now, here's something about me! Hi, I'm Megan, a freshman at college and I'm working to get a BS in Mathematics. I've been in love with bettas since I was seven, and the first one I ever got was Pippin, a red double tail who was the light of my life. I also have other pets, including cats, a dog, and a hamster. (the hamster is living in my 55 gallon. I am conflicted about this.)
I'm really excited to re-meet everybody from the last time I was here, and I'm really excited to see all the new faces and fins!
Also, is the how high can we count until a moderator thread still going? Just asking...as the person that stayed up super late to help set the current record lol)