Oops...impulse Buy!

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Lysaell, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Lysaell

    LysaellValued MemberMember

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    Trust me.. the little guy is worth it! He is absolutely stunning, and I can already tell
    he has a feisty personality. Poor thing is stressed, but constantly swimming around, flaring, and displaying his fins.

    Here’s the catch. I’m currently on vacation. After doing some quick research, I found out I can in fact bring him through TSA! So this little fellow is gonna be put in a tub until the 25th, where he’ll then get his own 10 gallon at home. My grandpa keeps saltwater fish here, so luckily I have some Prime in hand. I grabbed some pellets on the way out. Bad pics but I’ll get some better ones!

    Any name suggestions?
     

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  2. Crispii

    CrispiiWell Known MemberMember

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    Seeing that he's a black dragon, you should name him Ancalagon.
     
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    Lysaell

    LysaellValued MemberMember

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    Oo! Perhaps.
     
  4. Emides

    EmidesNew MemberMember

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    I really like the names Nero and Draco. Good luck naming him, he is such a beautiful betta!
     
  5. Feohw

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    Beautiful betta! I've always loved black dragons.
    Now this is like
     
  6. gandalf1420

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    LOTR radar going off. I'm team Ancalagon.
     
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    LysaellValued MemberMember

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    Thanks! I totally agree
     
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    RockinRyValued MemberMember

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    I think that is the coolest betta I've ever seen. Pretty jealous!
     
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    LysaellValued MemberMember

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    Thanks! Check out this guy too, he was the one I had a hard time choosing between.
     

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  10. yinoma2001

    yinoma2001Valued MemberMember

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    Wow the one you got is absolutely awesome.
     
  11. RockinRy

    RockinRyValued MemberMember

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    Yeah I can see the dilemma. That guy is probably the second coolest betta I've seen ha. I think you made the right choice though!
     
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    LysaellValued MemberMember

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    A couple more pics! Still kinda bad, but I’ll get far better ones once I bring him home to his tank.
     

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  13. StarGirl15

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    Yeah that is a pretty cool Betta!
     
  14. AngelsAbove

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    Looks like his scales may blind him soon. Let's hope not! He's very pretty.

    I like Ancalagon myself.
     
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    LysaellValued MemberMember

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    Yeah, I’m a tad worried about that. I hope his eyes stay the same argh.
     
  16. CheshireKat

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    So jealous!! Black dragonscales are my favorite and I've been wanting one so badly! But I don't often see them in the store and when I do and I haven't found one that I've "connected" with, as weird as that sounds. Like, I haven't seen one that I feel I need to take home.
    I've thought about importing but I'm scared xD

    One issue dragonscales (or dragons) have is diamond eye, which is another thing I'm wary about (short article here Diamond Eye).
     
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    LysaellValued MemberMember

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    Yeah that makes sense! This is the first time I’ve seen this type irl, and there was also some long finned copper boys that were absolutely beautiful. I’ve been thinking about that too but I don’t feel like dealing with a transhipper and stuff.

    Thanks for the article! Once in the tank, I’ll probably start training him to associate food with a certain sound and ring on the water just in case.

    He is in his bucket now, there’s roughly 1 gallon of water. Grandpa had an airstone, so I threw that in there. I’m a tad worried about it being too strong, but he seems to be doing fine. Fella gets to hang out in the bathroom so the cat doesn’t get curious

    I’m also slightly worried about him jumping. I was thinking about poking a ton of holes in some saran wrap?
     

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  18. CheshireKat

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    If that makes you feel better, why not? It might not be necessary, but better safe than sorry.
     
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    LysaellValued MemberMember

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    Small update on the little guy! He is doing well in this little bucket, the white streaks in his fins have even gotten a slight purple hue. I’ve been feeding a single pellet at a time to avoid any ammonia buildup from food, and he’s eaten it every time.

    I contacted TSA’s official twitter account, and the they reaffirmed that I could bring him in more than 3.4 ounces in a closed container. I’m screenshooting just in case I’m given any trouble.

    Any more name suggestions? I am considering Anduin.
     
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  20. e_watson09

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    3 ounces of water is super small, do you have a container that will work for that? Are you going to try to get him more water once you get through TSA?
     
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