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post #1 of 16 Old 01-09-2009, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Talking New Betta Fish =D

So today in the middle of my AP european history class i got a call form petco saying that the hafmoons came in. the petco guy jeff actually put them aside for me so i could get first pick. which was awefully nice of him. anyway, after school, i pick up my dan and we head off to petco. i go check out the halfmoons and they actually weren't very pretty. whcih i thought was pretty weird. so i went around and looked at the other bettas. and there was this one delta tail, i'm pretty certain he's a super delta cos he's pretty close to halfmoon, but noooot quite. he was a relatively acitve and responsive butterfly and i was liek WANT. so i got him instead of the halfmoon i had been hoping for.
and i'm really not upset wiht that descision. he's gorgeous now that he's brightened up! he has a minor kink in his back i think. im not sure though. he swims oddly and i think he either hasa birth defect or an injury that healed kinda wrong. either way, i like him anyway. he swims kinda strange sometimes, but he's not hindered by it and he flares. his tail fin is a little clamped, which is unfortunate but oh well. i hope i can make him much happier than he's previously been =]
right now, i have him in a little like half gallon analyzation tank. i will be moving him inot a much better 2.5 gallon tank tomorrow because he seems fine.
ANYWAY TIME FOR PICTURE SPAM!!!
coloration when i first got him home:

kinda weird back? he bends oddly when flaring? or is that normal?


after he brightened up (he and bagel saw each other and flared like MAD. i thought it was cute XD )





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post #2 of 16 Old 01-09-2009, 10:18 PM
Congrats and he's beautiful! I would love to have a halfmoon or delta tail. I wish they had something other than ct and vt at Petsmart.:(
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post #3 of 16 Old 01-09-2009, 11:21 PM
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Gorgeous! I love your progression of pics, hardly any color to *BAM* brilliant. Nice Fish

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post #4 of 16 Old 01-09-2009, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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thanks!!

@dramaqueen: yeah i love living within a mile of petco XD

@aunt kymmie: thanks =] i thought it would be nice to show cos the transition happened randomly and within like ten seconds

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post #5 of 16 Old 01-11-2009, 05:38 PM
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Wow !! that fish is stunning. :)

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post #6 of 16 Old 01-11-2009, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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thanks! he's all settled into his real tank now and hes sooo gorgeous! eventually i'll try to get some more picutres of him. mostly just cos i love photogrpahing my babies =D

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post #7 of 16 Old 01-13-2009, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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so i decided to name him Jelly Bean ahahaha

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post #8 of 16 Old 01-13-2009, 12:22 AM
Jelly bean, thats a cute name. :) I have a Petsmart within walking distance from my house. I read a post on UB where someone said that Petsmart was starting to carry crowntail females. An employee was going to ask about that for me. If they had ct females, I'd definitely buy one, although I'd still like to have a halfmoon.
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post #9 of 16 Old 01-13-2009, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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i'd liek to have 80 halfmoons >_>
hahaha

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post #10 of 16 Old 01-13-2009, 08:35 PM
I'd like to have that many too, but think of all the water changes we'd have to do. lol
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