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post #11 of 21 Old 05-22-2007, 11:22 AM
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whilst on the subject of bettas (however you pronounce it)
the original translation of plakat was wrong leading to fighting fish
the correct translation is biting fish

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post #12 of 21 Old 05-22-2007, 02:58 PM
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the worst 1 is that fish grow to the size of there environment. about every 3rd customer i have and i tell them that the fish will get to big for there tank they ask that ... the worst is ppl who wont believe u after.

e.i. a pleco is to big for ur ten galleon, otto cats will be better

but they grow to the size of ther environment

no they dont thats a myth.

r u sre ... o well il get it anyways, they never get that big before

thats because ther growth gets stunted and they die

just because the guy with 4000 post ses its so... doesnt mean it is
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post #13 of 21 Old 05-22-2007, 03:14 PM
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I've actually just been told by a woman that's kept tanks (professionally I think, at least from the way she was saying it) for either 7 or 11 yrs that fish will grow to the size of their containers. *shaking head*

This was also the same person that told me not to treat my betta's fungus, that it would 'just clear up on its own.'

(By the way, its been treated and all better! :) )

Oh, and I say bay-ta at least half the time. Just used to it from the very old fore-runner of vcr's. (Plus it sounds better to me. *shrug* But I'm one of those people that refuse to say 'umble' instead of 'humble' even though I know that the first one is actually the proper way to say it.)
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post #14 of 21 Old 05-22-2007, 03:21 PM
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even though I know that the first one is actually the proper way to say it.)
lol you must be from the north then!!

there's a storm a coming........
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post #15 of 21 Old 05-22-2007, 03:26 PM
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:) Actually I'm a mutt. Army-brat, german mom, spent more time overseas than in the US, and now living in the South trying my hardest NOT to pick up certain regional expressions. (supposeably was a pain in my butt for a while)
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post #16 of 21 Old 05-22-2007, 04:00 PM
Ok i must really not know the proper way...i've always said bay-ta. Everybody around here says bay-ta How do you even pronounce bet-ta?

LITERALLY BET as in making a bet on cards or something??

Haha!!!!
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post #17 of 21 Old 05-22-2007, 07:20 PM
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got another one- myth that if your water is crystal clear, then you don't need to test it! thats a biggie. more like a tank myth than a fish myth.

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post #18 of 21 Old 05-23-2007, 06:39 AM
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LITERALLY BET as in making a bet on cards or something??

Haha!!!!
yes say it as its spelt... yes bet as in placing a bet then ta
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post #19 of 21 Old 05-23-2007, 08:08 AM
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saint is correct. the word did not really change, since its entry into the american pet market it was mispronounced.
the genus was first described in 1850 and it was in the pet trade in 1910. it was from there their name was mispronounced. the origin of the taxonical name is java however the term bet tah is used through southeast asia.
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post #20 of 21 Old 05-25-2007, 11:54 AM
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My favorite one is that fish can't be trained. It may just be learned behavior but fish can taught to eat live food off the surface, eat out of your hand and many other things. It isn't reasoning by any means but I would say some fish are easier to train than a cat.
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