My newest betta

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Well, I've just acquired a new betta fish.
They gave them as prizes in a Go Fish tournament, and I decided that I would save at least one if it was the last thing I did. Fortunately, they split us into groups of three or four and each group's first winner of three games won a fish. I was in a group with my two best friends so I was going to get a fish either way. They were all veil tail mutts, of course, from the most reliable pet store in the area. I picked out a lighter blue one, who my friends named "Ace" since I won him at cards. He came with "everything you need" - a bowl with gravel, half a jar of food, and a note stating that water should be changed two to three times a month.
Two to three times a WHAT!!!??? I have never had my bettas in such a small container, and when I had them in jars three times the size of that bowl, I did water changes every two days at the MOST! Well, at least they mentioned using bottled water rather than tap water. I use dechlor, but bottled is better than plain tap. I gave orders to the one guy I knew who won one; tossed out the instructions, moved my cory and my remaining guppy (Saybrienne got stuck under a rock and died :-[ ) into the shared 10 gallon... and moved Ace into the 5 gallon. Ah, running out of space. Baby guppies are going to have to rely on hiding in the bushes, unfortunately, because I am completely out of spare tanks. But on the bright side, Ace is happy and healthyin his new home!
 

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I'm so glad to hear you saved a Betta! My gosh 2 times a month!!!!! How could a fish LIVE??? >
 

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Oh congratulations!!!! You are to be awarded the Betta Ace of the Month Award!!! [pun] I am so glad you let the other person know the proper way to help his friend. Ace has indeed lucked out in the bargain.

Now we want PICTURES!! We love pictures here you know.....

Rose
 
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I haven't quite figured out how to post pictures yet . I have some good ones of my other fish, I haven't tried photographing Ace yet. I had a betta once who was afraid of the camera. I never did get a really good pic of him. He would be sitting perfectly nice for me, and I would slip my camera up to my face, and as soon as I hit the button to turn it on, he would go nuts. So I give my bettas lots of time to get used to their environment before I break out the camera.
 

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Oh, I am so sorry that you had a camera-shy little friend.  I love doing the picture thing.  All of my little ones are "hams".  They get right up there and want to see what is going on.  I had one little betta that I even had a hard time getting a side shot on because she always wanted to "watch" so all I would be able to see was her cute little face.  So I missed a lot of "face shots" that (now she is gone) I would give anything to have.

As far as posting pictures goes....

When you are typing a reply at the bottom left corner of the form for the reply is a small triangle with Additional Options... behind it.  Just click on the triangle and it opens up a small area that lets you "Browse" in your pictures for the one you want to post.  Then if you want to post another one you click on the "more attachments" to the right side of the Browse button.

I hope this helps.  We will look forward to seeing some pictures sometime when your little one is settled down. 

Rose
 
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