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Went in for gravel... came home with a fish...

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  1. JaneAustenAddict

    JaneAustenAddict Member Member

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    I hadn't been planning to get a 2nd betta yet, the 5g tank is so sparsely decorated. But, when I saw him I couldn't resist. How could I let this little man possibly wither away and die in one of those death cups?

    I have him in a 5g tank with a piece of fake drift wood and one wisteria plant. I suppose it is back to eBay to get more plants now.

    The first 4 pictures are of my new betta and the last picture is of Dexter (he was very jealous so I took a pic of him as well).

    I know he (the new guy) is a delta tail, but I am unsure what his coloring is called. Does anyone know?

    Also, I haven't managed to come up with a name yet for the new guy, so if you have any suggestions please let me know!
     

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  2. Shadowbeam

    Shadowbeam Member Member

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    Awww surely no one could blame you for saving such a beautiful boy ;) *enables*
     
  3. Beth1965

    Beth1965 Well Known Member Member

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    What a gorgeous boy!
     
  4. JaneAustenAddict

    JaneAustenAddict Member Member

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    Thanks everyone!

    One more picture, I think this may be the best one of him so far. Does anyone know what his coloring is called? In the store he looked green, but now that he is home he is looking kinda blueish with a combination of white and clear arounds the edges of his fins and tail.
     

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  5. uprightandlocked

    uprightandlocked Well Known Member Member

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    beautiful betta!!! I am so jealous :) Naturally, I think my boys are gorgeous, but you all are finding such pretty bettas in the stores these days!
     
  6. Shadowbeam

    Shadowbeam Member Member

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    Turquoise coloured maybe? Thats what it seems like to me :) Love the latest photo, think you may have a poser on your hand there :p Make sure Dexter doesn't get jealous!
     
  7. redgal

    redgal Member Member

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    Wow, he's beautiful - congratulations! :) Your gravel is nice too ;)
     
  8. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

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    Congrats, he's beautiful!
     
  9. Borisbbadd

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    Beautiful Betta.............:;th
     
  10. midnightwolf

    midnightwolf Well Known Member Member

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    very nice betta ;D i may just have to steal him >:D lol.
     
  11. whisper

    whisper Well Known Member Member

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    Looks like a Butterfly Halfmoon to me. Maybe MM can help more.
     
  12. fishtroy

    fishtroy Well Known Member Member

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    He does look green to me. Mainly on his body. He is lovely, the shape of his fins is gorgeous. :;hi2
     
  13. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello JAA. Thanks for sharing your photos. He's beautiful!
    Ken
     
  14. Gouramiguy17

    Gouramiguy17 Well Known Member Member

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    Hey, stealing beautiful bettas is my job!
    Jk
     
  15. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92 Well Known Member Member

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    He's beautiful. I wish I could give you an idea on his new name but I'm lousy at naming my pets. haha
     
  16. JaneAustenAddict

    JaneAustenAddict Member Member

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    Well I settled on the name Jean-Claude. It almost looks like one side of his body is green and the other side is blue. Also, in the store the death cup he was in was labeled delta tail, but I am really beginning to wonder if he is a halfmoon lol.

    Any ideas?
     
  17. whisper

    whisper Well Known Member Member

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    Yes. Butterfly Halfmoon.
     
  18. JaneAustenAddict

    JaneAustenAddict Member Member

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    Thanks everyone! I am having a slight problem now.

    He won't eat anything. He is swimming all over the place, but no matter what food I put in the tank he takes it in his mouth and then spits it out. He has done it with pellets, freezedried bloodworms, and flakes. I have never had a betta do this before.

    Can it be a sign that he is sick? Or is he possibly still adjusting to his new home? How long should I let him go without eating before I start to get worried?
     
  19. whisper

    whisper Well Known Member Member

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    Have you tried frozen bloodworms or brine shrimp? Or try soaking the food in garlic juice. They love that. I have found Betta's will eat flake food but they are not crazy about it.
     
  20. JaneAustenAddict

    JaneAustenAddict Member Member

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    I got him eating some bloodworms finally. He still refuses to eat the pellets or the flakes. I know most bettas aren't fond of flakes, but I was willing to try anything at that point. He is defintely the pickiest betta I ever had.
     
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