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Old 04-21-2009, 07:21 AM   #1
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New Betta Splenden

Originally when I set up this 3.7g, I planned on having a shrimp tank. But some time ago (during the 4 months it took to cycle it!) I decided on a Betta instead. Everytime I go to the LFS, it breaks my heart to see them in those tiny little jars. I usually avoid looking altogether.

On Saturday I decided to LFS and look at the bettas they had. I looked carefully at each one. As I inspected each jar, one Betta who was the first I looked at kept looking at me. After every few jars I'd glance upwards and there he was watching me.

Ultimately, he picked me.

Meet my new betta boy. He doesn't have a name yet. Happy for suggestions.





As soon as I got the camera out, he flared and put on a performance. He was being such a show pony the pics are a bit blurred.

So far, he appears well and taking food. Last night, he built his first bubble nest!
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:09 PM   #2
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For a betta that's new from the store, he certainly looks in great shape.
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cool betta
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:26 PM   #4
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Nice looking betta. I can't get mine to flare or whatever it's called. Might need a new mirror or something lol.

Got any full tank shots? Would love to see them
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I just got one too, ill post it when I get back to the house, Its not a crown-tail but its solid red, bright blood red to a deep blood red depending where he is swimming in the tank. They have got to be one of the best community fish Ive ever kept.
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My crowntail is like a shiny teal mixed with dark blue and red.
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i have 1 now. its a female. i think ill get another female for her to be buds with
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He is very handsome!
We do need a full tank shot.
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Nice Betta! Very pretty.
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Very nice! He looks just like Eli (one of my bettas now in fishy heaven).

I really like the anubias on the driftwood and the betta in front of that is a great picture!
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