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Went in to get some shrimps and ... came out with a new betta! I couldnt resist getting this guy.

this will be my 4th betta and my 4th betta tank... needless to say my wife went crazy! lol

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....I played with your heart, got lost in the game, oooh baby baby.

hehehe that song started playing in my head when I saw your thread title.
 
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Ohio Mark said:
You betta get her a gift! (Sorry, could not resist!)
hahah I have to I have to

bizaliz3 said:
....I played with your heart, got lost in the game, oooh baby baby.

hehehe
ohhh nooo, no that song! hahahaha my poor ears....
 

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Tell your wife that you bought the betta as a gift for her and that you're happy to take care of it so that she doesn't have to do any of the work. It's a gift that keeps on giving...
 

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Yeah...last betta I was going to buy(a pretty lavender veil tail)my wife went NUTS so I had to let her pick out a baby betta instead. I already gave her the 2 20gs to do with as she pleases.....and 6 bettas in the house is NOT too much!!!
 
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here is a better picture! I can't wait to set up his tank.

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I have never had a betta with such fins, especially his analfin! he swimmings almost like his tail is too heavy, is this normal?
 

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Guanchy said:
I have never had a betta with such fins, especially his analfin! he swimmings almost like his tail is too heavy, is this normal?
He is a beautiful specimen but remember, those fins are man made. Extra flowing fins may be beautiful to us but can be a real burden to the fish.
Most likely your new baby has been in a very tiny container since birth. He's probably never had the opportunity to swim around much and exercise. Now that you have him in a larger tank he's going to be able to exercise and strengthen the muscles necessary to support his extra fins.
 
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Bill Scott said:
He is a beautiful specimen but remember, those fins are man made. Extra flowing fins may be beautiful to us but can be a real burden to the fish.
Most likely your new baby has been in a very tiny container since birth. He's probably never had the opportunity to swim around much and exercise. Now that you have him in a larger tank he's going to be able to exercise and strengthen the muscles necessary to support his extra fins.
yeah I figured its not natural! thanks, I really hope he is able to swim better. It'll suck to watch him struggling all the time to swim around
 

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yeah I figured its not natural! thanks, I really hope he is able to swim better. It'll suck to watch him struggling all the time to swim around
He looks like he's still young. Hopefully he'll grow into them more, but giving him places to rest close to the surface will help, I'm sure.
Gorgeous boy though!

And this is why I kind of like community fish. Hubby really has no clue when I sneak a couple more kuhlI loaches or endler in >_>
 
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Lacey D said:
He looks like he's still young. Hopefully he'll grow into them more, but giving him places to rest close to the surface will help, I'm sure.
Gorgeous boy though!

And this is why I kind of like community fish. Hubby really has no clue when I sneak a couple more kuhlI loaches or endler in >_>
hahaha I'm actually thinking how to sneak in a bag of 10 more RCS I got today.
 

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Lacey D said:
He looks like he's still young. Hopefully he'll grow into them more, but giving him places to rest close to the surface will help, I'm sure.
Gorgeous boy though!

And this is why I kind of like community fish. Hubby really has no clue when I sneak a couple more kuhlI loaches or endler in >_>
Same.
 

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I can't get any more bettas, my mom has personally made that clear to me, but oh I am going to aquashella, who knows what I will come back with?
 

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What a gorgeous boy! ️Congratulations on your find!! Do you have a name yet?
 

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He's beautiful. And you're lucky - my husband saw me come home from my sister's house with two betta TANKS (no fish) and I was in big trouble. And we only have three. And I didn't even fill the tank with a new fish I used it for one I already had. I was told in no uncertain terms that the other one could only be set up at work...so there it sits...
 
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Magicpenny75 said:
He's beautiful. And you're lucky - my husband saw me come home from my sister's house with two betta TANKS (no fish) and I was in big trouble. And we only have three. And I didn't even fill the tank with a new fish I used it for one I already had. I was told in no uncertain terms that the other one could only be set up at work...so there it sits...
Hahah I wish I could set up a tank at work
 

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