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Old September 2nd, 2005, 07:22 PM
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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
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 12:12 PM
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Congrats on the house!!

And thanks for taking care of the little fishie!
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 04:02 PM
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Yey! The fishy has a good mommy from now on! Congrats on the house!
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 04:38 PM
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Here he is ... tough to get a good pic of him, he's much prettier in person
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 08:17 PM
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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!
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Old September 5th, 2005, 07:55 AM
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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
They are beautiful little creatures,so wjranch enjoy your new little pet :love:
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