meet pierce the newest member of my family

  1. lollipopkiller

    lollipopkiller Well Known Member Member

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    hey guys this is my newest betta pierce, he is what i believe to be a spade tail but he is a little too beat up to tell right now although his tail gives the general shape. he is a bi color may be butterfly but the top fin is a little more red dominant. he is about an inch and a half big and he is very petite in size. i wasnt expecting to get a betta today but they were having a $1.00 off sale at my lps so i went to look around and seen many beautiful bettas but didnt have any money with me so that i couldnt buy one. later that day my mom goes into the store and bring pierce back with her so now he is mine. :) he sure is a beauty and if he is a spade tail he is a catch too but id be happy either way!
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    Love his colouring, it'll probably get even better too once he's out of that cup & settled in, don't forget to update with more pics :)
     

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    will do i just introduced him to the tank its a planted 3 gallon
     
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    releaseing pierce into tank photo 1 (15).JPG photo 2 (15).JPG photo 3 (8).JPG photo 4 (4).JPG photo 5 (2).JPG
     
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    He must think he's died & gone to heaven. :D
     
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    i guess its a bit scary now that i think about it... i got a new betta today and lost my favorite old one...
     
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    Pierce is gorgeous and I am sure he will love that nice new space. I can't wait to see how he develops for you. Sorry to hear about your loss, lollipop. I hope Pierce will help ease the empty space that has been left in your heart.
     
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    ya pierce is cool he hides when i walk near the tank than pops hes head out and runs after me. he got a lot of personality and i think hes pretty young too i hope his tail heals well :) surely he will ease my pain and come to love me but no fish can replace moonshine. i have moonshines babies still so i will make sure they grow up good!
     
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    He is beautiful!
     
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    Oh , did I stick my foot in my mouth! All I meant was that Pierce is in such a wonderful place now, compared to a tiny cup in a pet store. I apologize for any pain I may have caused you. :(
     

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    lollipopkiller Well Known Member Member

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    naw its fine it was just a bit ironic uk?
     
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    update on pierce he loves his new home and is always flareing at me to get my attention. he tried to take a pellet out of my hand and his colors brightened up so much at first i thought he was red and brown now hes red and bright orange! photo 3 (9).JPG photo 4 (5).JPG
     
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    Why is there a huge difference in its color from now and when you first brought him home?
     
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    ya he was light brown colored and light faded red now he is almost like a fire red and burnt sunset orange with a slight blue accent on the edge of his scales i didnt even notice the blue before

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    He is stunning!

    Lots of fish loose their colour when stressed and Bettas are sort of known for colour changing throughout their life :)
     
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    yep fun little fish but im suprized he got so much color over night usually it takes a few days for them to settle in but he was right at home from day one
     
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    You're obviously a lovely water mummy then :)
     
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    wow!!!

    he is gorgious!!!!!

    so colorful!!

    I guess If you want someone (or something) to change, it won't but if you don't want them too, they will.

    that's what happened to my boy, he was a pale blue on the body in the store, and when I moved him into the tank he was fully blue and I seriously though I had problems, with my eyes, or maybe the store lights did that, I know a lot more now, but I was quite surprised...

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    yep they are always a mystery i love them and it looks like hes shaping up to be a spade tail :)
     

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