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Old 08-02-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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couldn't help myself :)

I've been wanting a betta for some time now but just haven't found the perfect one yet.... Until today.
While doing some running around and running errands, I came across him at Walmart. I know I know Walmart isn't the best place for fish but something about him just caught my eye.

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He is currently in my 10G nursery tank with some of my guppy fry. So far no issues but I've been watching him very closely and will move him if I have to.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:19 AM   #2
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Omg! I love his fins! That is one beautiful betta! I'm jealous!
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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That tail is gorgeous!
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Thank you! He is purple with white fins, I've never seen one with that color at this store before. His fins are a little torn but they should heal soon and they will look a bit fuller. So far no problems what so ever with him being in the fry tank, I think I just might keep him in there
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Ok so he's on the dash but did you let him steer the car??

I'll be over there pouting------------> that's a good looking betta AND you rescued him from WallyWorld.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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Thank you! He is purple with white fins, I've never seen one with that color at this store before. His fins are a little torn but they should heal soon and they will look a bit fuller. So far no problems what so ever with him being in the fry tank, I think I just might keep him in there
What a great find! I would love a betta like that!
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:14 PM   #7
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He's gorgeous!!! I am so happy that there are others who rescue too I found my white boy at Wally and he was so pitiful!! Congrats on your find
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:41 PM   #8
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Ok so he's on the dash but did you let him steer the car??
Haha! He was only on the dash because we had stopped off to run through a drive-through real quick and I wanted to show him off as soon as I got him. And no I didn't leave him on the dash lol I held on to him the whole time

Thanks for the compliments everyone! I'm not usually a betta person, in fact this is my first but he was just too cute to pass up.
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Here's him this morning a little more relaxed than yesterday. I wish my phone took better pictures because this pic doesn't do him justice

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I've never seen a betta like that. You are very lucky.
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