New Betta Boy

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Shaina, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. ShainaWell Known MemberMember

    Well several months ago both Hollywood and Fiyero passed on, around the same time. They were in separate tanks so I am not sure what happened...Hollywood was getting up there in age; I have no idea how old Fiyero was but probably not very old...he just never really thrived after I brought him home and slowly degenerated. Considering the fairly wide array of fish I've kept successfully for years I really hope it's nothing I did, but I can't say for certain.

    After that, I've been going Betta-less for a while since I really didn't have the heart to get a new one, but I'm off on another business trip (driving not flying) and popped into a store to pick up glass tops for my 90g, which up to now has been topped by egg crate, when I was more or less attacked by a fiesty Betta from a range of 4'. I stopped to take a closer look, and found a handsome crowntail glaring back, dark blue body tensed, deep red fins a-flaring...

    Well suffice it to say that he is now hanging out on the desk in a food grade tuperware I picked up on the way back to the hotel to give him more space, heated by my laptop and generously dosed with Prime. He seems to approve of his much-expanded domain (he has explored the tuperware thoroughly and apparently laid claim to all his little eyes can the entire hotel room). He should be thrilled with his bookshelf 6g kingdom when we get back home.

    He's already eaten a bit, so all seems well. Pics to come when possible.

    Name suggestions welcome :)
  2. FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

    Congrats on the new betta boy. Idk what to name him but I might suggest something once you post a picture. I hope all goes well for you!

  3. TigerfishyWell Known MemberMember

    Lol, that is a great story! He sounds like the perfect type to enjoy a little road trip and see the sights!
    Perhaps a name based on explorers? Polo, Columbus... He's a nosy boy, so maybe Beaky?

    They're rubbish suggestions, but you get my idea lol!

  4. ShainaWell Known MemberMember

    Magellan might work...and I could so see him getting in a barfight (which is the version of how he died popular back when I was in school)...hmmm...
  5. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Congrats on the new boy!
  6. TigerfishyWell Known MemberMember

    A barfight lol, I bet a few bettas could get into that situation!

    I was thinking of Magellan earlier too, but I couldn't remember the name properly haha!
  7. hooxeiiWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry to hear you lost some bettas recently. I know how painful that can be.

    But, as always, a new addition can make things feel better! congratulations on the new boy :)
  8. Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    Congrats on the new boy it sounds like he has a great personality :p
    Can't wait to meet him :D
  9. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Congratulations on your new betta boy! I like the name Magellan myself. I really hope you're able to post pics soon.
  10. FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

    Gellen with Magellan...from the Dr. Scholls commericals! I love it!
  11. CharlemagneValued MemberMember

    Congrats on the new boy! Lol, some Bettas are just FEISTY! I brought home this little guy from Walmart being eaten by some black skirt tetras, and he's turning out to be really feisty. He chases his reflection up and down the side of his tank, and flares at anything new put in his tank, which actually looks kinda pathetic cuz a lot of his fins are gone. He'll be gorgeous when they regrow though. I like Magellen! Can't wait to see pics!

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