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12-05-2019 10:33 PM
Rainbo Welcome back! I'm glad that you rejoined us. Major Tom is gorgeous I know he'll have a great life with you.
12-05-2019 06:03 PM
Shesha Hello BettaFish forums! Long time no see. 5 years in fact. Half a decade! Jeeze..


Mithra died of natural causes. Poppy died after a freak accident? One day she was fine, then I did a water change, and she was gone. Out of all the fish I've ever kept, her death really hit me because she was the sweetest little bean. She had such a good personality and I feel so sorry that my mistake shortened her life. Gromwell died during my move, maybe a little bit of stress, a little bit of poor upkeep (because of MY stress), and a lot to do with the weather during the move -- we moved during the winter of 2015 and that was the end.


So for a long while, I decided to stop with fish. I was in no place to care for one mentally after all my past fish died due to my failures. I never did finish my degree. I'd still like to. I expect to, even if it's not immediately. My girlfriend broke up with me. I went abroad and lived in my mother's home country for about half a year. I came home with a new dog. I was still depressed. But after I did a lot of soul searching, I finally managed to take care of my mental health and get into therapy. I'm doing SOO much better on a whole. I've been taking my dog out for a walk almost every day, though that'll come to a stop as winter becomes bitterer and bitterer.. I got a new boyfriend who I'm very serious with.. I'm working for a company where I think I really want to focus my career.


and..


after a long time of having no fishy friends...


I introduce Major Tom (whose name I hate but was named by my boyfriend after the character in David Bowie's songs )
09-07-2014 02:16 AM
Shesha I managed to sneak into Calc3 after checking the registration page multiple times a day. The class actually says it has -1 seats available now. The instructor looked a little overwhelmed, "There's 33 of you.. that's a lot."

I knew Statics would be intense, but I wasn't expecting to do proofs straight from day one! This professor let us introduce ourselves and had a nice pep-talk with us, asked us about our geometry/precalc history. Then he got all serious, knowing that we wouldn't know what we should know, and started teaching us some geometry that I definitely did not learn when I was in high school and proving it all to us so it'd stick in our heads. He ranted about how he was unhappy with the the geometry/precalc curriculum because of the disadvantage we who are looking to pursue higher mathematics are stuck in. There's only 10 students in Statics, crazy. We're about even split between math and engineering majors.

Thenn there's my introductory engineering class.. in which I'm the only girl out of 17 students.

Now the fishies!
I've named the little girl Poppy and the pretty boy Gromwell.
08-23-2014 12:49 AM
hrutan Ugh, it wouldn't be hard to put an automatic notification system in ... I think.

So sorry to hear about those lost classes. A year is a long time to wait. Maybe you can find a website or free online course with activities to keep your skills sharp in the meantime? A problem a week keeps the doldrums away!
08-22-2014 11:36 PM
Shesha
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Originally Posted by DaytonBetta View Post
Can you audit the class while you are on the wait list? I bet a few people drop within the first month.

Unfortunately not possible. My fingers are crossed for someone to drop, but even if that happens--
Quote:
All course section waiting lists for the upcoming semester/session have been closed. If you were on a waiting list for a class, you have been removed. . . . If you are still waiting for a class, you are advised to keep checking WebAdvisor for availability.
I don't even get notified! I have to manually search for the class every time to see if there's an open seat.
08-22-2014 10:37 PM
DaytonBetta Can you audit the class while you are on the wait list? I bet a few people drop within the first month.
08-22-2014 09:01 PM
Shesha Upsetting news about my school life: I was late paying for Fall classes and lost my spot in Calc3 and Physics. Physics I'm not too sad over, but I'm really bummed about Calc3. There's only 1 Calc3 class with 32 seats--when I tried to register for it after losing my spot, there were 6 others on the waitlist. They only offer Calc3 in the Fall, so it'll be an entire year before I can get into it. I don't know how I'm going to motivate myself to keep reviewing calculus until then so I don't lose my skill. Sigh.

In fishy related news, I switched the sand out of Mithra's tank in favor of Eco-Complete. There's an Aponogeton bulb in each fish's tank and 2 of the 3 have come in very well.

Some videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEc8a0-p60I The little girl has such a friendly personality. She chases me and will jump to eat food off my finger. Adorable sweetheart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3RV87rnP5E I can't get this boy to flare but he does let his fins fan out. I put him in a Fluval View because it has more water volume, but now that he's been in there for 2 weeks, I don't like it. The current pushes him around too much.*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiP7NzJenZw Mithra being the poop he is. He's only nice to me when he's being fed.

*I've decided I don't like any of the fishs' housings. I'm moving in the soon-but-not-immediate future--after that happens, I'd like to reconsider my set-ups. Ideally, I'd like to have racks for both my pet fish and pet snakes.
08-08-2014 06:49 AM
Shesha
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Originally Posted by myexplodingcat View Post
Oooh! Is he a copper rosetail? That's awfully generous finnage for a normal HM!

Sorry about how difficult your life's been in the past months :( I know how that feels... have worked through depression myself. Fish are a wonderful distraction, aren't they? And of course beautiful on their own merits.

Mithra is super cool! He's a unique-looking fish, and I love his attitude!

Maybe you'd like to shop for a clip-on desk lamp? And then get a 23W "Daylight" 6500K CFL bulb (sounds really specific, but you should be able to find it, on the Internet if nowhere else) and just pop it in. Your plants will love it.

You can also make DIY root tabs. The simplest guide I've seen is here. I haven't tried it myself, so take it with a grain of salt as one would normally approach internet things.
He could very well be a rosetail! He seems a bit docile and it's hard getting him to display.

I'll consider your suggestions, thank you
08-07-2014 12:55 AM
myexplodingcat Oooh! Is he a copper rosetail? That's awfully generous finnage for a normal HM!

Sorry about how difficult your life's been in the past months :( I know how that feels... have worked through depression myself. Fish are a wonderful distraction, aren't they? And of course beautiful on their own merits.

Mithra is super cool! He's a unique-looking fish, and I love his attitude!

Maybe you'd like to shop for a clip-on desk lamp? And then get a 23W "Daylight" 6500K CFL bulb (sounds really specific, but you should be able to find it, on the Internet if nowhere else) and just pop it in. Your plants will love it.

You can also make DIY root tabs. The simplest guide I've seen is here. I haven't tried it myself, so take it with a grain of salt as one would normally approach internet things.
08-06-2014 08:56 PM
Shesha I went to the dentist to have fillings done today. On the way back home, I decided to try to find root tabs. First petstore barely had a fish section, nevermind root tabs. The store I bought Mithra doesn't seem to stock root tabs, which doesn't surprise me because they also do not sell live plants. Lastly PetSmart.. no root tabs, wtf!

So now I will begrudgingly buy root tabs online.

However, I did come home from PetSmart with dwarf hair grass, telanthera cardinalis, and bulbs......and

an itty bitty female betta, and a male halfmoon. The halfmoon's color is so sleek and ah-maaay-zing. The little girl is totally adorbs with her big eyes, I think she's the cutest thing ever.
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