I Have a Betta Fish

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    Anyone have a betta like mind trying to figure

    out what the pattern is called!!
    nicolv32 nicolv32
    31-35, F
    May 30, 2014


    It's been decided that Gordon is essentially Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver. He does fight with his reflection... all day. I told a friend I pretend he's yelling "WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT!?" to which Justin said "Nah, he's probably going "you talkin to me? you. talkin to me...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 13, 2010

    One Bad A** Fish

         My wife had got Jon. J. Rambo just before i left for school. upon completion of my course she called me and said "he had died." However, when i got home he was still very much alive. I got him out of his bowl and changed the water. Next thing you know...
    jonjrambo jonjrambo
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 27, 2010

    I Got My Betta Fish a Few Days Ago

     I just got my first betta fish even.  Im 16 and have never had a betta fish before. Its a little sad but Im very happy with my fish! I bought a boy and a girl betta fish. They live (quite happily with no fights) in a 10 gallon tank with 8 guppies and 2 other tropical...
    asb1689 asb1689
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2009


     We use to have two and watched em fight and bang against the glass bowl, but they died because my brother didn't bother feeding them while me and my parents went traveling... 
    HandsAllOver HandsAllOver
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2010

    My Beta's

    Soo... Im a bad parent but its a funny story...;) so I went out of town for a few days and i had my roommates girlfriend feed my fish while i was away... Well when i got back i discovered my fish Bubba was dead... So the next day (yesterday) I was going to clean the tank so...
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 7, 2007
    xXHalfaliveXx xXHalfaliveXx
    16-17, F
    Apr 19, 2015

    My Betta

    Our Betta is red and the kiddos named him Fire.  Does anyone know how long they generally live?  we have had him for 8 months now.
    GoneCrazyBBL GoneCrazyBBL
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2008

    Rescued Betta And New Hmb

    My WalMart $1.50 rescue. This guy a friend who is a breeder raised and will ship him in the warmer weather.
    FishVixen FishVixen
    51-55, T
    1 Response Feb 9, 2011

    This is not my story

    but i read this comment yesterday and was too late to comment. Someone said their friend was moving and didn't want her betta (who, by the way, was being kept in a bowl with less than 1/2 gallon water, no heater, filter or light which in itself is cruel, then she wondered if she...
    tanklady tanklady
    Jun 4, 2014

    Betta Or Beta?

    I would like a Betta fish but I already have a wonderful Beta fish. His name is Mr. Sparkles. He lives in the living room. He is a friendly fish. He loves to swim up to the side of the bowl you are nearest and dance for you. When my mother met him she fell in love. As a present...
    Quickening Quickening
    31-35, F
    Apr 3, 2008

    My Beta's

    So.. I was lonely for some companionship.. and it seems to me that whenever i get lonely i but i a new pet.. Well yesterday i bought two Congtail Beta Fish.. Bubba and Nostraudamous..
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2007


    I much like many people thought a pet was a great idea but all the shedding and walking and picking up. So I chose a red/blue male veil tail. I <3 HIMI however am paranoid I am over feeding him. The instructions say small amounts several times a day. That is vague.I have...
    prncesspain prncesspain
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 31, 2012

    Mine is named Davie and he's literally the

    sweetest Betta I've had. Both my sister's were really aggressive and so was my mom's but Davie's amazing.
    iwannabefreewee iwannabefreewee
    16-17, F
    Mar 20, 2016

    I have a black, bluish green,

    and red behalf moon betta named Tsunami. I love him so much, I talk to him (I don't care if people think I'm crazy), and watch him all the time. I'll recite my lines and monologues for him as practice (I do theatre). He's one my favorite living beings. He's such a great lil...
    Alice1998 Alice1998
    18-21, F
    Apr 22, 2014

    My Son's New Fish

    I want to eventually get my boys a dog so we're starting out slowly with a fish. I have a reward program set up so my boys can earn stars for good behavior and chores. They then get to spend those stars on whatever they choose (within mom's budget of course) My middle son reached...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 30, 2012

    His name is Patrizio

    and he is MENTAL.
    Pingless Pingless
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2016

    Blood Guts And Glory

    Many years ago I had a fish named Old blue. I loved him and he loved me. After he escaped down the drain while bathing together I became furious. I stayed in the tub weeping for 2 days. Then I Began to Hate betta fish. So a Few days later I went out and bought all the bettas...
    Bettafishkiller Bettafishkiller
    3 Responses Jul 5, 2011

    his name is Twindell

    and he's fat, fabulous and gay lol
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    Mar 23, 2015

    Ahh Betta Fish. 5 Years...5 Days.

    So about 5 years ago I bought a betta fish at a local pet shop. I picked the brightest, shiniest, red betta out of the group. After but a moment I had come up with a name for him that sounded TRIUMPHANT, and it fit him well. "Sir Prince Redalot" was his name. Redalot...
    IndependentGrl IndependentGrl
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Jan 4, 2009

    Torch Died Tonight 08/14/11 Rip

    He was my first pet on my own. He had his own little personality as fishes do. I'd waited a bit longer than normal to change his tank, but it looked fine and clear inside. As I was changing it, I noticed how pale he looked. Most forums said that it could be toxins in the water...
    loveful loveful
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 14, 2011

    Please Help!

    I have a Halfmoon Betta fish with fin rot. I detected it a few days after i bought it and googled how to cure. Three days ago, I went to an aquarium shop and they gave me a fin rot treatment. They asked me to place the betta in a hospital tank with the treament everyday for two...
    mcmgutierrez mcmgutierrez
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2013

    I take quality care of him; I bought him an

    aquarium, change his water frequently, and gave him a good hiding place inside his tank. I love him so much, even though he doesn't do anything, haha.
    lije22vaw lije22vaw
    18-21, F
    Jan 11, 2014

    Blue Died

    He died on Saturday.  Or rather I 'found' him dead Saturday night when I was changing their water.  I don't know exactly when he died.  I was so sad.  I was out for most of the day on Saturday so I didn't notice until night time.  It could have died...
    lilskyy lilskyy
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    Mr Jones

    I was in the pet store buying cat food for my parents' cats when I happened past the Betta fish. I have always found it a little sad, seeing all of these creatures in their little cups. I have read that it's not responsible to buy them from these pet stores because it encourages...
    Littlebrownbat Littlebrownbat
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2011

    Lil Sano

    Last semester I helped my suite mate move out of her dorm. She had a betta fish and didn't want him anymore. She was going to put him in one of the local rivers, or flush him while he was still alive. :( She kept him in a half gallon tank with no heater, or source of light...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 31, 2012

    Pet"Smart" Betta Abuse

    On December 23rd, 2011, I bought a male Betta from PetSmart. He was so cute and looked like a little Dragon. I named him Little Dragon (he's the betta in my icon). On Christmas day, he was acting a bit sluggish. I thougt he was just a bit tired, so I ignored him and opened my...
    Viperclan2 Viperclan2
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2011

    I.... I had a betta fish.

    .... Umi died tonight, for no reason..... I have no idea why..... I'm just really sad.... Is it wrong for me to be so sad over this???
    NearAsFarCanBe NearAsFarCanBe
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2014

    My Fishies :)

                             I have 3 bettas - Lulu, my pink and red crowntail female, Fernando, my black & turquoise veiltail male, and Moonbeam, my yellow and lavandar veiltail male.                         They're all in their own...
    stayseventeen stayseventeen
    18-21, F
    Mar 9, 2011

    Martin And Gena

    Those were my first betta fish. i loved then to death. i spoiled them. and thats the way they liked it.One day i took a trip to north carolina for three days. when i came back i was horrified to see both of them dead my granma was supposed to feed them (but, you know, she never...
    bettafishqueen bettafishqueen
    13-15, F
    Sep 3, 2012

    A Trained Fish!

    I love Siamese Fighting Fish! They are so beautiful, smart and unique. I have had very good luck in keeping them alive compared to other fish. These guys are pretty trainable too. One of them I actually taught to bump my finger tip when I placed it at the waters surface. He'd...
    akasolia akasolia
    41-45, F
    Apr 22, 2011

    King And Night

    King is my male betta. He is blue and red and has a bulldog face :) My othr betta is , Night, she is black and blue. They dont get along well, with me despritly trying to breed them.King is big guy. he looks like he can eat someone:)) I LOVE THEM SO MUCH BUT I WISH THEY WOULD...
    bettafishqueen bettafishqueen
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 3, 2012

    mines name is dragon monster.

    .lol hes a orange dragon hm giant
    zoli3302 zoli3302
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    My Fish Is Hormonal

    I really and truely believe that my betta fish is hormonal. I got him a month ago at a local pet store, and I love him, he's a happy little fishie. But in the last week he has turned the top of the tank into a bubble fest. I have had bettas before, males only, and only one at a...
    crayolabetta crayolabetta
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2009


    Over the years, I had a lot of different Betta fish. A couple months ago, I bought two beautiful Betta fish and put them in the same tank but this tank had a separate bar between the two fish... One night I fed them, then I went to bed. My family went to Florida this weekend so I...
    SourLove SourLove
    18-21, F
    Sep 8, 2010

    What Should I Name Him?

    There's a picture of him in this story =)   The names I've gotten so far are Shag, Stewie, Fishy, Stitch, Bumblebeetuna, Betty and Freddy.  Anyone have other suggestions?  Or which one out of those 5 do you like the best?  
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Nov 20, 2009

    I have 10 bettas right now

    and well i think i'm going to make a project of trying to breed some of them. I'm just not sure if i do breed them if people would be interested in buying the babies from them. Would anyone be interested?
    Colormybetta Colormybetta
    22-25, F
    Sep 16, 2014

    hi. so, I have a betta fish

    that is blue, black and turquoise. i got him for my birthday,which was in the middle of august. now, he barley moves even when i tap the tank. he has foggy eyes too. could anyone tell me if he is about to die cuz i want to know if it can be cured.
    bettasawsome bettasawsome
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2014

    well, I had one. he passed away today.

    I had my brother take care of him cause I was a little busy. for some reason this is really heartbreaking for me... RIP King Geoffrey Doobie III. you will be missed :c
    lyxsa lyxsa
    18-21, F
    Jan 8, 2016


    i've got some stalks of bamboo in a vase and was wondering if i could take one out and put it in with my beta? Would this be ok for him?
    peacefulprincess peacefulprincess
    31-35, F
    Jul 28, 2011

    My First Betta

    for a long time i wanted a Betta fish and about a month ago i got one! he is blue, purple, and red and i named him Cosmo but recently he has been acting strange he has been acting very lifeless one day then the next he is fine! he has also got silver/grey patches on his gills and...
    lady1241 lady1241
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 27, 2013

    I Win!

    And I know it's betta than yours!
    Myonis108 Myonis108
    56-60, F
    8 Responses Jan 5, 2009

    Wonderful little fish to have,

    gives you something to care about. Always had at least one since high school, they live for quite a while too. I had one that lived for 4 years. Be sure not to keep them in tiny bowls and clean their dwellings regularly.
    thiswatermelonlovesme thiswatermelonlovesme
    22-25, F
    Jul 2, 2014

    I Have a Red One, a Blue One, and a Blonde One

     I actually didn't think fish had feelings.  So for the first week I treated my first ones (the red one and the blue one) like crap.  When it was tim to change their water, I'd just grab them by hand and put them in a cup with a few centimeters of water in it and...
    lilskyy lilskyy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2008

    My Smarticle Fish Bentley

    so i bought a red betta fish that i named Bentley and it is such a smart fish. first of all, it doesnt fight when it sees its own reflection. it aint that stupid haha. Bentley also knows when its feeding time which i think is awesome. also its a lil trained to find food when i...
    nestlechoco nestlechoco
    1 Response Sep 13, 2010


    I am a new Betta parent, about a week. I bought a male, double tail, and put him in a six gallon tank. This morning I noticed him appearing to vomit this clear, filmy substance on the bottom of the tank. He had 3 areas about a quarter size of this film. I removed it from the tank...
    MSP2012 MSP2012
    31-35, M
    Sep 3, 2012

    They Are Weird

    So we got some betta fish and their in a small little tank. We can't have a big one becuase our landlord freaked out when she saw this little tiny one. We have one on each side and they're both boys. When they see their reflection in the plastic they freak out. They get so...
    GreenEyedBeauty GreenEyedBeauty
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2009

    I have a silver/blue/purple betta named Umi

    Aristotle ( Umi means ocean in Japanese. He is really curious and active, I love him so much!!! He has a blue shell in the bottom of his bowl that he sleeps under, it's so cute!!
    NearAsFarCanBe NearAsFarCanBe
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 4, 2014
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