My first Betta!

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by fryt, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. fryt

    frytNew MemberMember

    I have been wanting a betta for some time now. As an early Christmas present my wife got me a little 5g tank! I was looking at the various pet stores around to try and find a Betta that I liked, but was not having much luck. I figured I would just get the tank all set up and get it cycled while I looked for a fish.

    As luck would have it the next day we were out of dog food so I took off to PetSmart to grab some more. As I always do when I go there I always wander around the fish section before I actually buy what I came in for. As I didn't bother to look at PetSmart on my betta hunt, as they are usually in appalling condition, I figured maybe I could get lucky and find a nice one. Well they were just restocking their betta selection when I watched the employee pull this little guy out and put him on the shelf. I knew this was the fish for me! I scooped him up right away and grabbed some Tetra Safe Start to insta cycle the tank and took off home forgetting to get the dog food that I went in for!

    Anyway here is my new betta! I don't have a name yet, but I think he's quite nice looking.

    Betta.jpg
     
  2. mosaicguppyWell Known MemberMember

    He's very handsome! :)
     
  3. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    What a cutie! Good find :)
     




  4. Moneypenny1967

    Moneypenny1967Valued MemberMember

    Very photogenic:)They seem all have a personality.My daughter commented when saw my new betta that he looked grumpy.I had to explain that they all look like that but beauty is only fin deep:D.The children I look after are much more interested in watching him than any of my other fish.Great find.
     
  5. Joel2036

    Joel2036Valued MemberMember

    Very nice find !!! He is very good looking !! I love the fins
     
  6. Magoo

    MagooFishlore VIPMember

    Love his colour he is soooooo pretty :)
     
  7. gussieNew MemberMember

    Beatiful betta you have there, Great find!
     
  8. Mrs.Price

    Mrs.PriceValued MemberMember

    A VERY beautiful Betta!! :D

    However, I would suggest upgrading to a tank no less than 10gal... why they sell anything less is beyond me.
     
  9. kb9plc

    kb9plcWell Known MemberMember

    Love the bright blue color! You need a 'blue' related name with a betta like that! :)

    I have my betta in a 6.6 bookshelf tank. Of course, the bigger the tank the happier the betta.
    In my personal opinion, I think a 5 is fine... but it is the minimum I would put any beautiful fishie in.

    Good luck with your new boy! :)
     




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