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Hey guys!!!

I will be adopting a female betta fish soon!!! I have been wanting to for a long time because it broke my heart seeing them in those little cups. I would have gotten one sooner but I was unemployed and I want to spoil my new princess so I just started this week as a cashier at Lowe's :thumbsup:

I wanted a female since everyone seems to want to get a male...for obvious reasons...

I have been researching about their care and even bought a book but when I found this site I was amazed and relieved!! You guys made it so easy to understand so :thankyou::yourock:

I am getting a 10 gallon tank so my little princess can swim aaall she wants (don't know what im going to name her yet....) I have a pantyhose ready to test all the plants so she doesn't get hurt. My plan is to cycle the water and have her home ready with the heater, filter and decorations before I bring her. Then since I have a film/video certificate I will most likely be a paparazzi with her LOL

Thank you guys so much and I hope to get to know you all better!!!
 

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Hi Andrea and welcome to the forum :wave:

We're glad you found us and are looking forward to the adventures of your little princess.

Just be warned, bettas are addictive. I've got 6 but only because there's no room for 20 or so tanks.
 

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hey! thank you!!

oh I can see how they can be addictive! I cannot wait to get mine but since I am new to bettas...well any fish care at all...im limitting myself to one until i am confident!

This is also why I am so scared and doing soooo much research before getting my little princess! I dont want her to die with my unexperience which is why I am relieved for this site! A place to cry for help but also to brag and show her off!
 

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Welcome! Sounds like your doing everything right! I love that you are getting a female! While I love my boys my females are my favorite! I think they have more personality! And they are just adorable! Good luck!
 

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I am not scaring you i just want to prepare you. There is always possibility though to buy sick betta. A lot of stores really don't do a good care of them and a lot of time you can bring sick betta home. But also a lot of time you can easily to treat them.

Just idea, when you will buy your princess grab aquarium salt and Epsom salt. Just in case of emergency. Aquarium salt you can find in the pet store; epsom salt you can buy at any pharmacy. Both have antibacterial/fungal effect. And it about $4 for each. I always like to have it just in case....

Good luck.
 

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oh my! you know I did read on here about the possibility of a sick betta and how to test to see if she is a good candidate for adoption but I did not read about what to do if i bring home a sick one!! thank you I will certainly look into it!
 

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Welcome to the forum! After you get your new princess, you may (like a lot of us) want to set up a sorority. I have 7 girls in my 30 gal, with plenty of plants and other hiding places, they get along fine.

And yes, they are highly addictive.
 

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Forum people will help with instructions if you ever need it. I hope you will not... The instructions that written on the box , not for treatment it just preventative. And you really don't need to use it on regular basis though.
 

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That would be lovely!! After I learn and spoil my little princess I am sure she will want some girlfriends to play and gossip with LOL how many would you recommend for a 10gallon tank?
 

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Forum people will help with instructions if you ever need it. I hope you will not... The instructions that written on the box , not for treatment it just preventative. And you really don't need to use it on regular basis though.
Thank you! You have no idea how glad I am to have found this forum!
 

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Are you waiting to get her to pick out a name? I have had my princess for three days now, and she is perfect! Her name is Lucy and I enjoy saying "Lucy I'm home!"
 

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Are you waiting to get her to pick out a name? I have had my princess for three days now, and she is perfect! Her name is Lucy and I enjoy saying "Lucy I'm home!"
I love that!!!! Yes I am waiting to meet her and see what her personality is before I name her. I cant wait!!
 

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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping....so glad you found us and joined our Betta keeping community.....

Look forward to hearing more about your Betta adventures....
 
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