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post #1021 of 1427 (permalink) Old 11-16-2016, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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The red guy was acclimating in a 5g, the blue guy in a 10g. It's only temporary, it's a sort of QT kinda thing. I'm letting them recover from shipping and making sure they're 100% healthy before putting them together in the divided 20g. I'll give them maybe a month since that's the recommended QT time.


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Better pictures of the two big guys. I'm thinking about naming the red male Alydar, Idk about the blue guy. I kinda want to name something similar to Meeko, but I'm not sure. Alydar came to me almost immediately though.
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They are seriously stunning. I see why @BettaStarter24 likes giants so much xD I was awestruck just watching them swim around, I've never even seen a giant in person before so I was just thinking "Wow" in my head the entire time.

Red male clocks in at 2.5" BO, and around 3" including fins. Blue male is a bit bigger body wise but with smaller fins, I haven't been able to get a good measurement of him because he's kinda crazy lol.

I also brought home a VT female I've had my eye on for about two weeks now. Every other female was bought except for her, I don't know why. She's lovely, all the rest of the VT females we got in had really short fins and were mostly cambodians which I don't like too much.
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People have weird taste, they'd rather buy our plain short finned girls than a vibrant red long finned female that's the same price. I think she's pretty, at least.


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Aw, that VT gal is really pretty ;v; I don't know why anyone would pass her up, I'm not into females almost at all, but I really like her! And I'm loving those kings, they look so intriguing. I personally always pick names rather quickly for animals, and Meta's came to me before I even got him home, but I feel you with wanting to get just the right names, it can be a struggle sometimes. I'm excited to see more of your bettas :) You have really nice tanks and bettas!
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OMG I LOVE the new guys!!! I'm so happy they are OK!!! I think 15 pellets will be just fine, my biggest boys get about 10 soaked NLA pellets, and even then they can keep eating! Sometimes I do let them have extra, especially if I've pinched more than 30 for all 3 of them.
I adore your new girl too! I've been really impressed with Pet Smarts females. Ours has this Orange cambodian CT girl that's been there a while.
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The VT girl died very suddenly. I'm a bit confused, she had no signs of illness. :/ Well, that's better than her dying in a cup, I suppose.. I just don't know her cause of death.


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Oh, sorry about the little girl... we never know what they went through before they come to us.
LOVE your giants, especially the blue! I was thinking he reminds me of a Mako shark, but maybe that's too close to Meeko ?
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Ohh I like Mako for a name. The new boys are adorable! Sorry about the new girl. Maybe something internal?
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No! I'm so sorry to hear about your girl!

I do like Mako, it would be like a little hat nod to Meeko <3


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I like Mako a lot too, and I was looking for a name close to Meeko but I couldn't think of one. Mako and Alydar it is!

I favor Alydar's form more, but Mako is a lot calmer and more interested in things rather than just crazy like Alydar. I noticed that even when they were in their bags still. Mako was looking around and curious while Alydar was just trying to break out.

And Mako has this love for splashing which I don't understand. xD He's not jumping, he's just... Splashing. He'll dart down from the surface and splash his tail really loud and scare the crap out of me.
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I was browsing eBay and found a Platinum PK, had to get him. I love his spade shape tail, even if his form isn't the best. It looks like he'll marble red looking at the tip of his anal fin. I'm probably going to name him Shiro.
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I really like buying imported Bettas, they seem a lot more healthy. Two giants that came from Thailand into the US, then to me from California are in great shape, and a female I bought the same day they came died in 24 hours.


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