My little girl is growing up! - aren't I a sap?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by chickadee, May 13, 2006.

  1. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    I started out my morning by taking baby pictures of one of my favorite subjects, Misty! So I thought I would share them. I had to decide where to post them but decided on here since it has become such a part of my life too.

    So I hope you enjoy!

    Rose
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  2. ebbandflowValued MemberMember

    Shes turning red!! (Oh my god, she's so cute, I have to sit down.) ;D
     




  3. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, one or both of her parents must have had some maroon in them. The maroon veins around her gills nearly gave me heart failure when I thought she was bleeding one day (before I realized it was just her changing colors). She is still about ___________this long without her tail. (but she thinks she is a BIG Betta now) LOL :D

    Rose
    ;)
     




  4. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    Rose, she is stunning !!! :) Absolutely beautiful !!!
     
  5. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    She is so pretty, you have every right to be proud (she's a little ham isn't she? ;) )
    Carol
     
  6. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    ;D Yep, she knows just where that camera lens is all the time! She could maybe model!!!! LOL I could see me trying to fit her out in little dresses LOL. hehehehehehehehehehe

    Rose
    ;D
     
  7. divakeeksValued MemberMember

    She is so beautiful!! What great pics!!
     
  8. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    She is gorgeous! But at the same time still really cute. :D Maybe she could give my fish some lessons on posing for the camera. ;)
     
  9. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    A lot of people going into stores look at the males with their long fins and beautiful shapes and think the little girls sure don't hold a candle to them, and I will say that my boys are beautiful (I am not in the least bit prejudiced you understand :D) and so are the other males I have seen; but there is something sweet in the little ladies' personality. She is much sweeter when she comes to the corner to eat. She just has a different way about her that makes her seem softer and cuter and you just want to give her a little itty bitty hug. (Of course, emotionally never physically) And, as time has gone on, I do believe she does hold up her end on the looks department. She doesn't have the long fins that her "brothers" do but she has a really cute little face and the most adorable blue eyes and the lack of fins just doesn't seem to matter. :D

    Rose
    :)
     
  10. ebbandflowValued MemberMember

    Wow blue eyes? I didnt know that they had eye color different then black (thats what satin's are).

    Yeah... the next tank I'm getting is definitely gonna be a tank full of females. I saw this tank that is a 33 gallons... it is the same dimensions as a 55 gal but its like eight inches shorter. I think that would be good to have a bunch of cories on the bottom and then like four females. This is like a long term dream cuz i wanna get them from a breeder so I can get them while they are young so this will be pretty expensive. Also i want it fully planted.

    Man my dreams are way bigger then my wallet... :p :'(
     
  11. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    Misty cost me $3.95 plust $7.00 shipping off of eBay. (from a breeder) I have not paid more than $6.00 for any of my fish but then I do pay the postage. If you are lucky enough to find a breeder that has a large enough selection it is always a good idea to add the females all at once to avoid bullying later. It also has the added bonus of getting a pretty good price and deal on shipping if you order multiples. I have noticed the latest ones on eBay have been running at least $10.00 but the breeder selling them has good fish. If you want to be assured to get a really young bunch that is about the only way, direct to the breeder.

    I wish the blue eyes would show up in the photos, they are the prettiest color. I have only seen the color of blue in a picture one time and that was of some of Dahly's Multies. He was able to get the blue to show up, now what am I not getting :D?

    Your dreams sound great to me. I will be glad to watch them come true with you.

    Rose
    :)
     
  12. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Blue eyes? That's pretty sweet. If you look at a bunch of fish you notice they all have different eye colors. My Guppies and Platys have tan, black, bronze, or silver eyes. Actually one of them does look a bit blueish. Sometimes I think I notice WAY too many details. ::)

    Hey, ebbandflow, your dreams may be bigger than your wallet, but at least you don't want a horse! ;D (or do you...) ;)
     
  13. ebbandflowValued MemberMember

    haha... let me work on a dog first and we'll see from there ;D.
     
  14. poefoxWell Known MemberMember

    Congratulations on Misty. She does seem very nice. I'm thinking of getting a female still but we'll see. Till recently no stores around me had any.
     
  15. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    She is so dainty and beautiful and so tame. She only eats 3 bloodworms at each meal and cuts herself off at that. I do not have to make her stop.

    It is a world of difference having a little female. Just make sure if you get a female not to put her in with your male as he will terrorize her. They should not be put together except at breeding times. (a feat not for the faint-at-heart and those with limited room)

    The very best little females I have found have come off eBay where they still sell for $3.95 or so. The postage is not bad either. If possible keep them in groups of 3 or more as they need a dominant female to direct the group. (I didn't know this when I got my little lady)

    The only thing you have to watch is how totally in love you can become with them, because they are such sweet little fish.

    Rose
    :D
     
  16. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

    Rose, the pictures are wonderful! She is growing so much! ;D
     
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