Funny Betta Stories

Discussion in 'Funny Stuff' started by jinx_beta, May 13, 2006.

  1. jinx_beta

    jinx_betaValued MemberMember

    Hi, I'm Kristyn (jinx_beta)
    I thought it would it would be a great idea to write about our gorgeous bettas, seeing as they all have their own personalities!

    here's mine...

    When I first got Orion, I was soooooo excited (as you would be) and, seeing as I had the tank set up, I got to work letting him float in his bag.
    After leaving him in the bag, and walking away (talk about dumb!) I came back... Orion was at the bottom of the bag, flared up, as red as he could go. I was so scared!
    Any way, I realised the time was done, and added water to the bag, from the tank. It showered down, and Orion stressed out again, and attacked the flow of water!!!

    I have successfully made him at home, in his new tank (5 gallon) but, every time I clean the tank, and put him it the bag, repeating the process, he attacks the water, and is in a sociable mood after that!!! :D

    Feel free to write about any funny stories about your better (why can't I poop?) ;D

    Kristyn
     
  2. chickadee

    chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    it is a very funny story indeed, but jinx why do you put him back in the bag to do the water changes? Eventurally the bag will have bacteria in it which may make him ill.

    Just leave him in the tank and he will be fine as you just change part of the water, don't you? They do just fine in even a 75% water change wihich you would only do in the most dire of circumstances. In a regular 25% or even a 50% water change he will do fine just staying in his tank and be much less stressed. Just try to make sure the water is about the same temperature as what is in the tank when you add the new water and that you have added the dechlor treatment for a few minutes ahead and stirred it well. He will be fine even if you vacuum the gravel. He may try to attack the siphon but he won't get hurt. He may even have fun playing in the new water as it is being poured in. Mine do. Just pour it in a little slow.

    Rose
    :)
     
  3. OP
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    jinx_beta

    jinx_betaValued MemberMember

    Now I have a 5 gallon tank, my old tank can be used when I'm cleaning out the bigger one. I haven't used the bag method for quite some time now.
     
  4. divakeeks

    divakeeksValued MemberMember

    I had no idea you could clean the tank with the betta in it ... i always take them out. Does it cause them unneeded stress to be removed?
     
  5. chickadee

    chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    yes it stresses them any time they are handled. if you can leave them in the tank they do much better. the only exception i can think of is when there is something in the water that is toxic to fish or the whole tank needs to be taken down for some reason. I cannot think that the fish should ever be taken out for a routine water change. I have left mine in for an occasional 75% water change with no ill effects at all. They do very well indeed.

    Rose
    :)
     
  6. poefox

    poefoxWell Known MemberMember

    Bettas also hate nets--the best thing for them is some kind of scoop, which will stress them but not as much as being netted. It can also damage their fins and give them an infection to net them, apparently.

    It is a funny story btw about him attacking the water current.

    Rusty took a while to flare up, I think he was too fascinated by the size of his tank to notice the 'other bettas' in the reflections but now he does on a regular basis if the tank light is the only one on in the room. I usually leave that on an hour or so by itself to exercise him a bit.

    A funny story about Rusty: he's so greedy that he sometimes misses his pellets by sheer exhuberance. He'll charge up and sometimes miss and then the pellet floats away and he spins around looking for it. BTW, Rose, that also explains him learning the finger game so quickly. Once he realized it didn't mean he was getting more eats he stopped playing.
     
  7. Marc

    MarcWell Known MemberMember

    My Betta was mad at me when I put my Guppy fry in with him. He flared up when he saw me for 2 days straight!
     
  8. Marc

    MarcWell Known MemberMember

    Haha, I just bought a Betta (practically) out of spite. I was standing in the fish section at Wal-Mart, looking at what was in stock, when I see the Bettas and walk over. I decide I'm going to buy one for my 55 gallon. While I'm looking at all of them someone walks up to me and says, "Well, that one doesn't look like he's doing good, doesn't he? Haha!" and pokes the fish/container twice. I responded, "Well, they're in cups. What the heck do you think they'll be?" in a somewhat brash tone, and proceeded to take and purchase the Betta they so un-thoughtfully abused.
     
  9. chickadee

    chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    Oh Bless You, Marc. People are so thoughtless. I wonder how that unfeeling so-and-so would be feeling if he were in the cup and some big Betta came along and poked his cup and said the same thing about HIM. I know that is silly but it is about time people started to see the rest of God's creatures as feeling, breathing creatures capable of hurting just like we are.

    I am so glad you rescued the little buddy. Let us know how he (I am guessing since he was in a container it was a "he") is doing, okay?

    Thanks again,

    Rose
    :)
     
  10. 0morrokh

    0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Actually they've got females in cups at Walmart too. I have stopped going to the fish section there because it is too depressing. You can barely see the fish the water is so dirty and like all the tanks have dead fish floating around the dying fish. :'( :mad: Once I saw a beutiful Betta, dead and covered with fungus. :'( I doubt they even cared, let alone tried to treat him...or else they just didn't even know he was sick, because, what the heck, that is not a fish store, so they shouldn't try to sell fish!!! :mad: Last time I went to look at the Bettas there.
    Thanks for rescuing that Betta, Marc. I'm sure he will be very happy with you. Some people are just so cruel. I think I should stop talking now before I say something worse... :eek:
     
  11. OP
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    jinx_beta

    jinx_betaValued MemberMember

    Most Betta's that are kept in glasses are substantually smaller then the healthy one's

    .... Sniff.... Sorry, I was thinking about a beautiful ruby betta I saw yesterday... he was about 1/4 the size of Orion.
    Well done Marc, for saving your betta. However, I shopped around in my petshops, and got Orion (my betta) from a specialty aquarium shop, he was happy, in a 10 gallon tank!

    I've never heard of 'WALL MART" (I'm from Australia) however, if you continue to purchase fish from this torture chamber.... Oh, sorry, I mean shop, then you are actually supporting the dumb bums that order the fish in, which will make them buy more, and more and more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you stop buying from WALL MART, then, that's 1
     
  12. OP
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    jinx_beta

    jinx_betaValued MemberMember

    Most Betta's that are kept in glasses are substantually smaller then the healthy one's

    .... Sniff.... Sorry, I was thinking about a beautiful ruby betta I saw yesterday... he was about 1/4 the size of Orion.
    Well done Marc, for saving your betta. However, I shopped around in my petshops, and got Orion (my betta) from a specialty aquarium shop, he was happy, in a 10 gallon tank! :D

    I've never heard of 'WALL MART" (I'm from Australia) however, if you continue to purchase fish from this torture chamber.... Oh, sorry, I mean shop, then you are actually supporting the dumb bums that order the fish in, which will make them buy more, and more and more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

    If you stop buying from WALL MART, then, that's 1 less betta to order in again. If no one buys fish here, then the manager will stop selling them!!!!
     
  13. fish_r_friend

    fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    walmart is a big "we sell everything place" they will always have bettas and other fish always
     
  14. OP
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    jinx_beta

    jinx_betaValued MemberMember

    SOrry for the 2 messages, my hand slipped, I was on a roll complaining about the cruelty to bettas in WALL MART

    In fact... Who wants to join 'Po CAB' Prevention of Cruelty Against Betta?
    Just reply saying "I" or something like that, it goes to a good cause. I'll start a petition............

    Wait, if I make a petition, and go to Baites (my local torture chamber) then you who shop at WALL MART go and tell then it's against Po CAB's rules, and you could tell the police and..... and.... and!!!!!!!

    Betta's will be saved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'll start another topic, explaining Po CAB, by the way, I just made that name on the spot, pretty nifty huh?


    ps, does this wall mart stock everything?
     
  15. inari

    inariWell Known MemberMember

    I do whole water changes about every two days on my male now and he hates it but when i put him back in he is fine he really doesn't care he just flares up at me and then chills back out once he is back in the water
     
  16. inari

    inariWell Known MemberMember

    Yes but if u are going to sell fish by God learn how to care for them U won't sell the sickly looking ones very often now will u?
     
  17. fish_r_friend

    fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    they sell fish to beginners
     
  18. 0morrokh

    0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    You would be surprised how many people will just walk into a store and buy a fish without even looking at him or knowing the first thing about fish. :(
     
  19. inari

    inariWell Known MemberMember

    i had a friend who got i think it was a betta i don't remeber exactly, and never got the poor thing a tank just kept in the bowl some ppl are so dumb sometimes his poor fish ended up dyeing from lack of oxygen and probly space i jsut thought it was so rude that he didn't even bother to buy his fish a tank
     
  20. OP
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    jinx_beta

    jinx_betaValued MemberMember

    You guys all have picys of your beautiful fish...
    I should try to take one of Orion, maybe chickadee, you could identify that 'gold dust' (that seems to have lessened) on him.

    I'll show you my tank set up! Except, I'm not really a computer nerd, I'm just a betta-atic. I don't know how to get a picture on the side. I'll ask my brother. ???

    I think it's a 5 gallon. If you could get a 6, it would probably be that. I'll work out how many, by asking the pet store.
    I am still thinking of adding to my tank by the way. I've got sea monkeys, and will probably put them in my old tank or something (I've had them for 1 and 1/2 years) they were my test, to see if I could keep a small water dwelling creature away. I think my mum is impressed on how I'm going. Orion is my first fish after all.

    Who were your (as in anyone) first fish. How long did they last, or are they still alive?

    Oh, by the way, do neon tetra's nip at the fins of fancy finned fish?
    Bronze catfish... Are they the Corys?
    Gourami, they come in different sizes and colours, right?

    I guess I've become OBBSSESSED with fish!

    Orion has developed his own personality since I put him in the 5ish Gallon tank, he likes watching me on the computer, and every so often, he'll float around, and then... Charge around the tank once or twice! It's funny to watch.