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I Have a Betta Fish

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    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

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    Zorro Blue Royale'

    I recently got my betta on New Year's Day. He is a male VeilTail betta that is aquamarine and indigo and a tiny bit tan on his face. I named him Zorro after my favorite 'One Piece' character. He now lives in a 2 gallon bowl (yes, I will upgrade to a tank when I have more money...
    HellhoundGakupo HellhoundGakupo 13-15, F Feb 12, 2013

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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses May 27, 2013

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    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

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    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 66-70 Jun 4

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    Blue Met Red, Ep Meet My Second Pet Ever Only My Own!

    I got my fish, Blue, a brother because I cannot always' be home and do not like leaving him all alone so often, so got him a brother named Red! So, as Blue gets acquainted with Red, I would like to introduce my EP Peeps to Red, as well! Anyway, they share a tank, but it is...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 1 Response Aug 10, 2011

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    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 26-30 1 Response Jun 30, 2012

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    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 19-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2007

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 19-21, F 5 Responses Dec 7, 2007

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    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

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    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 70+ 3 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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    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

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    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 18-21 1 Response Sep 13, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 16-17, F Apr 22

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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

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    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 18-21 1 Response Mar 31, 2009

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    Question...

    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

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    Shlomo

    I always give my animals weird names when I can... He's a blue magnificent betta fish and I've had him for almost a year now. He's the first one I ever had... first fish to actually be mine as well... I have a big aquarium with goldfishies and a pond with kois, but this betta...
    Dez100 Dez100 18-21, F 1 Response May 11, 2011

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    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

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    Vincent!

    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

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    Betta Help

    Okay, I've had my Betta for a year and four months.  I come home today and feed him and i notice his tail has white specks on it!?  Is he ill?  It looks as though someone as flecked his tail with bleach.  He seems to be swimming around okay and ate...
    Lurker Lurker 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2009

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    Help!!!

    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

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    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 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    I Win!

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

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    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

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    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 16-17, F Mar 9, 2011

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    My Best New Relative Friend!

    Today, I got my FIRST ever pet - ALL my own - it is JUST mine! I am SO excited I got my first pet! At the store - I do not talk in public, but when my parents' took me to pay for it and the lady went to put it in a plastic bag - it is already in a container, I freaked and got...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 2 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    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

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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Died...

     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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2010

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    Gordon

    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 26-30 1 Response Sep 13, 2010

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    :(

    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

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    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 10 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    Best Place To Buy A Betta

    I recently lost my Betta after 2+ years.  I had bought him at Wal mart, but I would like everyone's opinion on the best place to buy a Betta.  Are pet stores always better?  is Pet Smart better than pet co?  I don't want to buy a new one only to have him...
    Lurker Lurker 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Love my fish tanks!I have 2 of them,one in each living room.I have 10 fish now.I find them so entertaining ,they have different personalities.The only part that sucks is cleaning...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 13 Responses Oct 15

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    at the moment i have 3 fish tanks at home with alltogether 800 L water in my place. i do like loricarine catfish and methynnis piranhas (2 tanks). the other tank has some...
    Elbslayer Elbslayer 31-35, M Oct 17

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    Something new this year. I've always loved to fish, ever since I was a kid, but because I'm also a hunter I've never bothered to do much fishing after mid September. Well, this...
    xj287 xj287 41-45, M Oct 11

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    I have no idea how my fish got out of the fish tank.. Poor fishy!!!!!!!!!
    courtsley courtsley 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I grew up going camping and fishing. My grandpa would always take me fishing and then we would go to his house and cook the fish and eat them... Lately my grandpa has been having...
    Shlynn17 Shlynn17 16-17, F 4 days ago