Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > New Acquisitions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-25-2014, 10:53 AM   #21
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 66
He's gorgeous! I look at them on Aquabid all the time but don't have an aquarium for just 1 fish. Too bad they can't get along with others of their kind.
__________________

__________________
kntry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 01:15 PM   #22
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
TXaggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 276
I think I'll try him in my 29 gallon community in a month or so and see how he does. It's all nano fish save for my two weirdo gobies but I'm not sure if the threadfins and he will get along. Regardless he seems to appreciate being out of his tiny cup!

It is sorta random how you can occasionally find a gem of a betta at Petsmart and Petco. I think the suggestion to check right after they get a new shipment is a good one. I think that's what this must have been, a good half of the bettas on the fish wall looked ill or much older than this guy. He was part of a very healthy looking group on a shelf by themselves, so I think they must have been relatively new to the store.

I'll have to put updated photos of him in a couple of weeks once he's less stressed. I'm curious to see if his color deepens any!
__________________

__________________
TXaggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 03:18 PM   #23
Adipose Fins Are Cool!
 
Old Scales's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Posts: 2,752
Good to see you again Aggie. Hope you are well.
Wow! What a betta! You have a really unique little guy there! Congrats! OS.
__________________
Bonified member of "The Wet Arm Society".
One's life should be measured by the number of people who smile when they remember you.
Old Scales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 03:29 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 411
Lucky! Sol is a great name for him.
__________________
tnfinfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 04:56 PM   #25
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
TXaggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Scales View Post
Good to see you again Aggie. Hope you are well.
Wow! What a betta! You have a really unique little guy there! Congrats! OS.

Good to see you too! Looks like you've been busy, reading your rescape thread just now. : )
__________________
TXaggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 05:07 PM   #26
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
beautifulbettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 169
Please everybody read my new thread in aquaria off topic is my fish dead or stunned! Please hurry I want to know if he has a chance
__________________
beautifulbettas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 06:25 PM   #27
Adipose Fins Are Cool!
 
Old Scales's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Posts: 2,752
LOL Yeah it just about did this old scales in. But I'm happy with the results. Thanks, OS.
__________________
Bonified member of "The Wet Arm Society".
One's life should be measured by the number of people who smile when they remember you.
Old Scales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 09:01 PM   #28
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
TXaggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 276
Well Sol seems to be doing well in his new tank, although he doesn't eat as enthusiastically as I expected after all I've heard about bettas being little pigs.

He's developed a little orange veining in his body and fins, and the lower half of his fins are still clear. Here's some updated photos:

In the last one you can really see the lines where his color is darker. I love this fish! Best $4 I've spent in a long time.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1577572425.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	164.7 KB
ID:	219796   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4130766588.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	145.3 KB
ID:	219797  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2611498579.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	109.4 KB
ID:	219798  
__________________
TXaggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 09:02 PM   #29
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Galligak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Oxford, OH
Posts: 20,584
Aw! He looks so happy and cute. I would agree money well spent!!
__________________
Galligak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 09:04 PM   #30
Adipose Fins Are Cool!
 
Old Scales's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Posts: 2,752
OH gosh, how beautiful. Just $4. Unbelievable. I bet he'll eat up for momma soon. OS.
__________________

__________________
Bonified member of "The Wet Arm Society".
One's life should be measured by the number of people who smile when they remember you.
Old Scales is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
petsmart

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Petsmart doesn't know what ICH is? micaiah12 General Retailers 13 03-14-2012 05:04 PM
Petsmart vs lps thras Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 15 07-02-2011 06:30 PM
Can i use rocks i found to decorate my fish tank? ARon9501 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 6 06-29-2011 09:07 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.