Meet JT ~ "I'm not quite myself yet"

chickadee

Member
He doesn't quite have much color in these pictures yet, I think he got a little cold in the mail in spite of the double heat packs. He is doing fine and active as can be and HUNGRY but on a slow diet for now until he gets warmed all the way through good. He was really a surprise as I do not think he looks a bit like the photograph on eBay.

Rose
 

Butterfly

Member
Very pretty!!!
Carol
 

cherryrose

Member
Cool fish!
CheryRose
 

gammerus

Member
He may look different but that does not meen he looks good.
 

divakeeks

Member
WELCOME JT!!!!

We are so happy to have you as part of our community! You are in great hands with your Mommy and will be taken care of SO well!


You are a VERY handsome fish and I can't wait to see more pictures of you as you adjust to your new home!!

-- Kelly
 
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chickadee

Member
LOL...Oh I think he is lovely but I was expecting a Copper betta with red fins and got a Steel Blue with purple fins that is all. I have never seen a betta that I did not love.

Rose
 

shollia

Member
Well he looks great and I bet he's thrilled to have a new home!
 
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chickadee

Member
It is a wonder what some warm water and some food will do...today he is entirely different colored. I am going to keep him on Betta Bio-gold Pellets for a while as he is not a tiny baby like the others were. They should enhance whatever color it is that he ends up being....

Here are today's pix...

(I know you all probably get tired of my brag book photos but I just cannot help myself)

Rose
 

nmwierman1977

Member
You are a very beautiful little guy JT. Welcome! Natalie
 

LZ Floyd

Member
In today's pics he looks like a different fish, Rose.  Welcome JT!

Mike
 

cherryrose

Member
I agree, he really does look like a different fish. He' even more handsome today than yesterday. Welcome JT!

CherryRose
 

gammerus

Member
he is very mysterious looking. Like he should be in a dracula movie, very hard core betta you have there 8)
 

atmmachine816

Member
He's such a pretty looking fish Rose. Welcome JT

p.s. I noticed you have a potted plant in your tank, if you haven't already you want to remove it from the pot.
 

AesSedai

Member
Awww Rose

JT's wonderful...beautiful. Green and Red look great together I think. Amazing how much he colored up in 1 day.

What's JT stand for?
 

Manicivy

Member
He is stunning! He looks very healthy, his fins are beautiful, good luck with him!
 

cherryrose

Member
He does look very happy and healthy.  May he live long and be prosperous!

ATM--why do we need to remove our potted plants out of their pots?

CherryRose
 

atmmachine816

Member
O should have said why. Their roots need to develop more and when they are confine in the pot they aren't able to grow and spread out, some times there are several plants in the pots too. I would show you how with some pics but I don't have any potted plants right now, should have made a way to before when I got one. You do it fairly easily.
1. take scissors and cut the little black sides of it so you can take it off, pull the top and bottom off now.
2. carefully remove the potting mixture and remove the plants smashed in it if they are not together
3.After you have removed most of the potting mixture you can replant the plants

I just bought some monewort in a pot and after I took it out I had 8 plants, they shouldn't be so close together like that since they are stem plants. Once you do it once it's pretty easy after that. Some plants you need to separate once removed others you don't. When you remove the potting mixture you might rip some roots but that's ok just try to rip as little as possible. You should see a difference in growth once removed.

sorry to intrude on your topic like this rose :-[
 

cherryrose

Member
Thanks ATM.

I am also sorry to intrude on your thread Rose.

CherryRose
 

atmmachine816

Member
No problem, I didn't know at first and my plant ended up dieing in the pot.

Sure hope JT keeps doing well and colors up good Rose.
 

0morrokh

Member
Wow, JT is a very striking and beautiful Betta. Congrats on the new fishy. Welcome to the forum JT!!!
 
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chickadee

Member
JT stands for "John Thomas".  He is my lovely friend.  The betta was supposed to be his and he chickened out at the last minute and left him homeless (he knew he would have a home here, blast it!  ) so I told him that if I took him that he had to agree to give the fish "his name"  hehehehehehehe     When he (the fish) arrived and I told him (John) that I was going to introduce him to the world as JT, the attempt was made to change my mind but JT he is and JT he will remain.  There are penalties for abandoning your betta after all ... hm?   ;D

All is well now, I would not give the little guy up for anything but I am going to wait a while to tell him that.   

Rose
 

AesSedai

Member
LOL

Indeed, I'd wait too. I may even wipe my brow from exhaustion of the extra work when John was around just to rub it in a bit <g> but I'm ebil so ignore me

(((Rose)))
 

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