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wjranch September 2nd, 2005 06:22 PM

Poor little FLoyd
Hi everyone, I just thought I'd let you all know about this........

I bought a house!! yeah for me! :) Anyway, the lady I bought from, apparently couldn't or didn't want to take her betta with her when she moved.... So, she left him behind, without mentioning it to me .... I just inherited him with the house....
His tank was so dirty you could barely see him, and his color was almost black! I named him (Floyd) and cleaned his tank with tepid, filtered water... rinsed the roots of the peace lily that lives with him, and washed the rocks and pebbles... I also started feeding him Betta pellets.

You'll all be happy to know he is now Blue and Red, postures his fins nicely, and swims around happily :)
He sits in the middle of my dining room table and watches me anytime I sit at the table ... I think he's thankful for being abandoned after all :D

Lucky Rescue September 3rd, 2005 11:12 AM

Congrats on the house!! :thumbs up

And thanks for taking care of the little fishie!

Prin September 3rd, 2005 03:02 PM

Yey! The fishy has a good mommy from now on! :) Congrats on the house!

wjranch September 3rd, 2005 03:38 PM

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Here he is ... tough to get a good pic of him, he's much prettier in person :)

Sneaky September 3rd, 2005 07:17 PM

Hi there,
I just wanted to mention, make sure the betta
has room at the surface to come up for air.
Bettas are labyrinth fish and must have access to air at all times.
He looks very nice. try to keep him a warm location as bettas
love warm water (think 80F)
Even better, grab a 5-10g tank for him, give him a filter, light,
and some plants, and some tetras to chase
Try to vary his diet. Frozen Bloodworms, Pellets, Shrimp Pellets, Flakes,
Spirulina Flakes etc. Bettas are very prone to constipation, so feeding the
same thing day after day can cause problems with their bowels.
Way to go on saving him! Hes gorgeous!

chico2 September 5th, 2005 06:55 AM

He's beautiful,thank's for saving him!
I don't don't what's wrong with people,thinking a fish is not important...his life is very important to him!!
We had a fad a while ago,where you gave a vase with plants and a Betta as gifts,a friend of mine got one,bought no food,stupidly thinking he would live off the plantmaterial...and of course he died :evil:
They are beautiful little creatures,so wjranch enjoy your new little pet :love:

wjranch September 5th, 2005 09:43 AM

Yes, that fad is still going strong around here. Flower shops are selling the poor little buggers in tiny little vases with HUGE peace lilies (all root, no room for fish)
I do have about 3/4 of an inch of space between the water level and the cup that holds the lily. I have also been looking for a bigger tank for him. I had tried years ago to keep fish, they died ... almost weekly. I kept putting new ones in, testing the water, feeding properly... blah blah blah... no use, they died. I found out later it was the tank I had, the silicone stuff holding it together was contaminating the water on the poor little guys :( I didn't know.
But, Floyd will benefit from all of your guys's good advice :) He'll be a happy betta.
Thanks :thumbs up

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