First Fish 5 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Welcome to FishLore' started by Karen Rempe, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Karen Rempe

    Karen RempeNew MemberMember

    I just purchased my first ever fish today! It is a betta housed in a 5.5 gallon aquarium with live plants that I have been growing for several weeks now. I am so excited to be a first time fish keeper!! My brother suggested this site and I have already learned so much. Thanks for including me!
     

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  2. Bubbles_and_Fins

    Bubbles_and_FinsWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome! You have a very pretty boy! What's his name?
     
  3. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    Hello and welcome to fishlore! Your betta is beautiful! What’s his name?
     
  4. david1978

    david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    I have to say good job. First fish, no bowl.
     
  5. Bubbles_and_Fins

    Bubbles_and_FinsWell Known MemberMember

    Jinx, haha
     
  6. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    Lol, I get ninja’d all the time!
     
  7. dwightparker

    dwightparkerValued MemberMember

    Blondie ??
     
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    Karen Rempe

    Karen RempeNew MemberMember

    Thanks for the support. I do not have a name for him yet, I have not heard the "right one." I am looking for suggestions, so if you have an idea, I am all ears. Betta'sAnonymous got me started on fish keeping, I owe it all to him
     
  9. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Welcome! Beautiful boy.
     
  10. david1978

    david1978Fishlore LegendMember

  11. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    The user with the cat Shandi? I love that cat! I know that’s off topic, but Shandi is awesome.

    Alrighty, name ideas-
    Roar
    King
    Royal
    Thorn
    Seol
    Flare
    Aburn
    Orion
    Tourmaline
    Sunflower
    Daffodil
    Lion
    Leon
    Sunset
    Picasso
    Summer
    Knight
    Polaris
    Borealis
    Andromeda
    Sombrero
    Whirlpool
    Tide
    Sponge
    Messier
    Estrella
    Bumble
    Bee
    Hornet
    Wasp
    Warbler
    Tang
    Gold

    Like any of these ideas? What’s his personality like?
     
  12. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    I don't name fish. It's always been bad juju for me. Every fish I've ever named or came with a name died prematurely and unexpectedly.
     
  13. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    Well, ok then Debbie, Debbie Downer. Lol
     
  14. Betta'sAnonymous

    Betta'sAnonymousWell Known MemberMember

    I can't lead this one too far astray, she knows where i sleep.
     
  15. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    I'm not kidding. One named by the petstore and kept in a special planted bowl, jumped out of a feeding slot that was closed two days after I got him. That's the type of thing that has always happened with named fish. Not for me. ;)
     
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    Karen Rempe

    Karen RempeNew MemberMember

    Yeppers, Shandi is my brother's kitty! I do like a lot of those names, especially Summer and Flare but I haven't had him for a whole day yet, even. Still waiting for the right one.
     
  17. david1978

    david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    Wife tells me that all the time too. Lol.
     
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    Karen Rempe

    Karen RempeNew MemberMember

    Oh haha.
     
  19. CaptAnnDuchow

    CaptAnnDuchowWell Known MemberMember

    He is gorgeous!! Welcome to fishlore!!
     
  20. CaptAnnDuchow

    CaptAnnDuchowWell Known MemberMember

    I agree wait until something just hits you..all mine have been named,that way also.