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Old 12-30-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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New betta!

So when I went to my LFS today to pick up some ghost shrimp before they close for the holiday weekend, I fell in love. They got a few new bettas in, including some lovely snow white short finned males, but what caught my eye was the iridescent pink/white/green short finned male who is currently sitting on my coffee table. Never had a short fin before but he's just gorgeous! I changed the water in his little cup and fed him a pellet and I'm overhauling my 1.5 gallon qt tank to be his temporary home until I get my 20 gallon back to freshwater in a couple weeks.


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Old 01-01-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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I named him Mr. Pink.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:05 AM   #3
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I'd love to see his colouring once he's in a tank with fresh water.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:34 AM   #4
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So when I went to my LFS today to pick up some ghost shrimp before they close for the holiday weekend, I fell in love. They got a few new bettas in, including some lovely snow white short finned males, but what caught my eye was the iridescent pink/white/green short finned male who is currently sitting on my coffee table. Never had a short fin before but he's just gorgeous! I changed the water in his little cup and fed him a pellet and I'm overhauling my 1.5 gallon qt tank to be his temporary home until I get my 20 gallon back to freshwater in a couple weeks.
Aww he's cute! I saw a pretty white shimmering veil male the other day. Now I just wish I had more tanks. That's a good enough reason to get another tank right?
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Of course it is... Anything is a good reason for a new tank, right? My LFS had some snow white short fins too, very pretty. But this guy just called out to me. I had walked in with just the $4 I intended on spending on ghost shrimp to try to avoid temptation but I saw him and went straight back to the car for the rest of my cash. I'm going to try and get some nice pictures of him flaring tonight. He looks so good even in his little tank. I can't wait to get him in something a little bigger. I'm thinking about getting him his own 5 or 10 gallon for the living room to show him off.
In a way I hate getting back into bettas because it causes some severe mts, haha. Once I get one I just want more!
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He has some great blue green iridescence to his fins, a pink/green iridescent body, dragon scales, and a few blue spots. The edge of his "beard" is deep blue. He looks so much better and happier in his little tank!
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He is super cute! Good luck with him.
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He is super cute! Good luck with him.
Thanks! He's my first betta in a couple years. My last one was my little girl Belladonna, who was my baby for two years and kept me company in my dorm, went through a few moves, a few tanks, and did tricks for her food. Such wonderful little fish! Mr. Pink seems to be enjoying his new home, and he's already looking so much better than he did when I got him. Now if only I could talk him into tipping... (cookies to anyone who gets the reference...)
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Very nice Betta!
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He is one good looking betta. Great pictures too!
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