Now I've really done it...I just couldn't resist....

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It's really not my fault, I swear. See I was just at Petco, with absolutely no intention whatsoever to purchase anything, just minding my own business, when suddenly I heard something calling me from over in the Betta section. I went over and suddenly was confronted with an absolutely gorgeous male ddr crowntail mustard gas. "Look how beautiful my shiny turquoise scales are!!!!" he said-- "and check out my pretty black-tipped tail!!! And get this--I'm not just a ct, not even a dr ct, but a DDR CT!!! and for the same price as the regular ct's!!! And a mustard gas too!!! What a steal!!! Oh just look at me, look how wonderful I am! See, I'll flare a bit so you can see my amazing finnage! See? See? You knoooooow you haaaaave to have me!! Just imagine...me, beautiful me...in a tiny bowl, never to be appreciated by the person who bought me as some decoration...*sigh* Buuut, I know you do have a nice big tank you could put me in......." *flares again for dramatic effect*

You see??!!!! It was completely against my will. I was just a helpless victI'm of the Betta. He MADE me buy him! It's not my fault, realllllly it isn't!!!!!!!!!!!!


hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe

*pics coming soon (of course!!!), though the q tank isn't lighted so they won't be great.
 

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Okay I have passed the infection on to you....who will it hit next??

Sounds wonderful and I love the idea of more bettas in your care. Alex, Blaze, JT and now Nate are snickering and saying they could have told you so... I told them to behave.

Congratulations.

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Help me remember to move the shrimp out of the 20 before Mr. Betta goes in. I don't know where they'll end up in the long term but for now I'll just stick them in the q tank once the Betta is ready to go to the 20. I think he'll be ok with the other fish in there, expecially since it's a big tank with lots of room to hide from him. I just have to remember to move the shrimpies so they don't become lunch.......
 

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YUMMY..... He would love that. He would think the queen had bought him and he was to be fed the finest food available.

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I don't think my shrimpies would appreciate it though.........
 

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Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe.................. More bettas coming soon to a store near you/me/everyone. Quick--we need to hide!!! (Or maybe just get more tanks to support the contagious MTS.) ;D

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;D ;D ;D



Well, for the life fo me I cannot get a decent pic of this guy, mainly due to poor lighting. Maybe I'll just have to wait till he's in the 20 to try to take pics of him. My cell phone doesn't "register" colors very well in darker areas such as his unlighted tank. He is nice and active already, though he seems much more mellow than the two crazy Bettas I've got in my 10. ;D Hopefully that means he'll be a nice tankmate with the catfish.
 

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Lucky find, I'd have loved a mustard gas... ahh well I'll keep my eyes open and get another tank someday soon
 

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Good for you 0morrokh for letting that Betta force you to take him home. 

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I seem to have caught the infection also :-[

Its horrible seeing them in those tiny cases....Mine had trouble swimming for a while but hes great now
 

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Congrats on your new baby. I know he is glad he went home with a good mommy!
 
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Thanks everyone for the congrats.

It's a shock to me how different he is from my other two. They are so outgoing and were instantly tame...in fact my fingers still hurt from Cas nipping them while I was TRYING to do a water change for her ;D The new guy (still nameless....) is so different...he's such a shy boy. I think he got a bit depressed while he was sitting around in his tiny, dirty cup at the store, and he's still coming out of it. He's starting to get more interested in stuff now though. He also took a LOT of convincing before he'd eat, and only eats a couple pellets before getting bored with eating. Unlike Cas and Fuego who go so crazy over their food half the time they miss the food in their haste and chomp my finger ;D

Well I'm still trying to get a good pic. I'm afraid my pics just won't do him justice. He's not the greatest example of a mustard gas but he is still handsom.
 

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okay so what do all those dd r mustard gas and such mean? I'm curious, I have no idea what kind of betta my jimmy is, and all those terms sound like another language to me. Kindly explain as now I have got to know ???


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Oh, sorry. DDR stands for double double ray. SR (single ray), DR (double ray), and DDR are used to describe crowntails (or CT's). Single ray is just your normal CT...double ray means that each ray that sticks out branches into 2 rays...and DDR means the two branches branch another time. Am I making any sense? (My Fuego is a DR, but I don't think you can tell from any of my pics of him)

Mustard Gas (MG) is a color. The original MG was a strain developed by one breeder that is bicolor with I believe a blue body and yellow fins (I think). Nowadays people use the term loosely to mean pretty much any dark bicolor with yellowish fins, although most fish with "MG" coloring aren't actually that breeder's line of MG's. So my guy isn't technically a MG, but is close enough in color and it's easier to say MG than to describe his exact coloration. Actually though, as he's been coloring up it turns out he looks more like a solid turquoise wiht a bit of yellow than a MG.

Well I should stop rambling there, hopefully I cleared things up a little.
 
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Well I definitely won't be able to get a pic of him till he's in a lighted tank, unless you want to see pics of a dark blur So you'll have to wait another week or so for pics Still trying to think of a name for him...

Well, I'm amazed at how much he's perked up in his nice big, warm tank. I think he'll be hand feeding in a few days, certainly by the time he's ready to move to his permanent tank. (which is good cause it would be hard for him to find pellets if I just dropped them in in such a big tank...) He's getting so much more active, flaring at his reflection every now and then, and comes to the surface to eat (which is a huge accomplishment after refusing to eat anything the first morning I had him). Well enough of my rambling, I guess the moral of the story is keep the Betta in a tank and he will soon perk up.
 
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Decided to call him Dorado which means golden (as in his golden fins)...it was Rose's idea so thanks Rose!!!! He's been a week in q and doing good...he's put on some nice color since he came home. Can't wait to get him into a lighted tank so I can post some decent pics of him. He is now hand feeding and nearly as active as the other too. Guess he just took a bit longer to settle in, maybe cause he's older. Pics should come next weekend when he moves to the 20.
 

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