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07-22-2019 03:47 PM
Tourmaline I didn't post this in my journal, but I ordered a Samurai boy off eBay last week and ran into some issues with eBay. The seller was very nice and relisted him for me. He came in a few days ago with a surprise in his box, a Samurai female to go with him.

I set her up in Ace's 2.5g, moved Ace to a planted one (I've been wanting to give him a better setup for a while), and put the male who I named Osiris in a 5g Marineland Contour. My last Contour broke but I got this one really cheap off Amazon.

Anyway, here's my boy and girl. She's named Isis, he's named Osiris. They're both lovely.
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And this is Osiris's tank. I'm debating whether or not to trim those silk plants.
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07-09-2019 11:33 PM
Tourmaline Chili passed away from a bad fungal infection. I couldn't get it under control. I've decided to not buy Bettas from my job anymore. A lot of them end up with fungal infections and ick, not because they don't do water changes often (my job does them every other day) it's because they use the feeder tanks for the water.

The feeders always come in sick, and they run on their own separate filter system from the rest of the tanks. The not so bright people in that department change the Betta cups with water from a tank with a bunch of sick fish in it. The feeders get bought and eaten before the sickness is apparent, and the Bettas get more and more sick as time goes on in their cups from being exposed to it. I've brought it up with management since his death but the department hasn't done anything differently.

I'm strictly going to the Petco near me and Pet Kraze from now on for my Bettas. They have very nice stock anyway, much nicer than any PetSmart.

Ace has been slowing down a bit recently. Two days ago he was very lethargic and not eating. His parameters were fine but I did a 50% water change and he perked up and started eating again. It might be the tumor on his side, it looks like it's not very big but it might be bigger internally. He's also starting to get some minor diamond eye on his left side. He can still see fine as of right now.

I don't think he likes his little Nerite friend..
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I did get a baby from Petco for the first time in forever. His name is Anchovy.
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And some bonus pics of my beautiful fat girl, Napkin.
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It's crazy to think she used to look like this
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06-15-2019 12:16 PM
Tourmaline I've added a new resident to Bahamut's tank. He's a captive bred Betta Smaragdina. Don't worry, I have some IAL coming soon and I'll darken his tank up with some tannins. I'm still undecided on a name, naming wilds is hard.
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He almost didn't make it. The seller didn't offer overnight shipping, so he got shipped through priority 3 day, and he was in the mail for 4 days. He was delayed, and when I went to the post office to get him he wasn't ready for pickup yet. They told me he'd have to wait until tomorrow. I was really upset because one more day could be the difference between a living and dead fish, especially being in the mail for 5 days, but I left and hoped for the best. I went to work, and when I came home, his box was sitting on my chair, and my mom was floating him in his tank. Someone from the post office personally delivered him to my house. I'm glad they did because he looked terrible.
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06-12-2019 11:23 AM
Tourmaline I brought home a standard red VT boy. I haven't had a plain Betta in a while. He's very small, I moved him to the 2g and I moved Uno to the bigger 2.5g. Here he is, he's named Chili.
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06-10-2019 10:46 PM
Tourmaline I just put Bahamut to sleep. I'm really not sure what happened. My coworker suggested he might have just been sick even when I got him. I only had him for about 3 months, usually imports, especially VTs, live a lot longer than that.

Not really sure what to do now.. It feels very empty at my desk without him in there. I didn't have him for super long but I loved watching him.
06-09-2019 01:54 PM
Tourmaline Well, I'm going to lose Bahamut and I have no idea why. He's pineconing, not eating either. I haven't managed to treat dropsy successfully in all the years I've had Bettas, so I'm just making him comfortable until he's gone or until I need to euthanize.
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Now that I think about it, two days ago I introduced a mystery snail from a friend's tank into his without quarantine. None of her fish were sick, I figured it was fine. The snail is fine but suddenly he's not.. That's the only cause I can think of.
06-05-2019 10:58 AM
Tourmaline I ended up naming that blue HM Indigo. My now ex boyfriend took him when we broke up, he was very expensive so I don't really blame him. He kept a lot of fish and Bettas too. He's still doing fine, in a heavily planted Spec V with some ramshorn snails at his house. Him and Tiamat would be a perfect pair lol.

I've named the new candy koi PK Castiel, and I picked up a Betta from my job to fill the 2G. The filter on the 2.5g died and unfortunately it's an integrated one, I've been having that issue for a long time with those all glass Top Fin tanks. He's in the smaller tank until I can track one down. This is him, I've actually been looking at this guy since he came in. He wasn't looking too hot lately so I brought him home. He looks great now! I'm thinking of naming him Uno.
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06-03-2019 02:14 PM
blubird101 Beautiful bettas and dragons!

I have a bearded dragon myself, love him to death! Reptiles are a lot of fun, I've got 2 crested geckos, 1 ball python, 1 corn snake as well!
06-03-2019 11:06 AM
Lunatic Hi Tourmaline! I have been watching your journal for a little while, it's a pleasure to see all your gorgeous bettas and reptiles, what a fun experience they must be! Sorry to hear that you've lost some, unfortunately, that is the downside of anything in life, you just have to continue jumping over the hurdles.

I have to say I absolutely adore the super blue male you have there, and even though he's not a giant like you had hoped, he's still amazing! Sorry if I had missed it, but did you ever come up with a name for that one? I recently got a very interesting DTHM myself actually, he's a cobalt multicolor with transparent edges on all of his fins, named him Hirao.

You have such interesting names for all of yours bettas, Tiamat is especially beautiful, definitely would think *she* was a he if I didn't have any clarification!

I look forward to seeing more!
06-03-2019 12:34 AM
Tourmaline Can we just appreciate how beautiful Tiamat is? You could almost mistake her for a male.
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