Getting a Betta fish!

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  1. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    I havn't had fish for a while. We always used to have gold fish, but I want something different. I looked up info and pictures on Betta fish and I really like them.:) I was going to buy one last week, but I wasn't fully set up so I decided to wait. Next time I'm in town, I'm going to get one for sure, they are so pretty.:D It's going to be so hard choosing from all the pretty colors, but I know I will get one with lots of blue (of course)... hehe.:p I'm so excited! :D
     
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    Oooh! :D My first fish was a Betta. He had a white body with purple and blue and red fins. His name was Skipper and he lived for 1 1/2 years :eek: (long time for a fish a 6 yr old was taking care of LOL)
     
  3. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Cool! The longest living fish I had was Goldy the gold fish, LOL! She lived for 2 years and I was about 6 years old as well. :D
     
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    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Oh, I will be taking a picture of my fishy too for you guys to see. :)
     
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    Awesome. I usually forget to feed them :p

    Which reminds me, I need to get another Betta soon...Skipper II maybe :p (He was my only Betta, all of the other fish I'd had over the years were fancy guppies)

    Is this your first Betta?
     
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    They are realy nice fish but be careful they tend to jum out of their tank I had 2 beta fish a girl and a boy and the girl jumped out wile I was at work and died and the male did it infront of me once I had to run and take him inside the tank. If U take really good care of them they will live for a long time.
     
  7. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Yes, this is my first betta. The other fish i've had were different types of goldfish and a butterfly tailed guppy. :)

    I will be getting only one betta. I know that more than one might fight, especially the males, but I only want one any way. How do you tell the genders apart?
     
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    The males are the colorful ones. :D
     
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    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Okay, I will most likely be getting a male then.:D
     
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    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    look at how pretty this one is!:

    [​IMG]

    I want something like that one. :D
     
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    The best way is by looking at their tale
    male
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    female
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    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    I can't see the pictures.. :(

    The gender doesn't really matter to me, I was just curious. :)

    This is a good info site:
    http://care.betta-fish.com.ar/
    I read all through it. :)
     
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    oh K I was just showing U the diference between male and female:)
     
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    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    I would still like to see the pictures. It doesn't show up for me.:(
     
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    Females are pretty to. :p They can be more colourful then males. Males have long tails and females have short tails.

    You need at least a 1 gallon bowl. You need to clean this bowl every 3-4 days. Feed the betta twice a day. once in the morning and once in the afternoon/night. Go to this website called www.petfish.net/
     
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    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Thank you so much for the tips and links! :)
     
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    OMG, The bettas for sale on that website are so beautiful...I'm used to the petco ones. lol
     
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    AusCatDogs_4Ever,
    May I suggest you get your betta from a private breeder?
    And try and get a tank of at least 3g.

    ~Tucker
     
  20. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Oh, I should really update you guys, shuoldn't I? :D Well I got my Betta, whose name is Kipp, on Friday! He is a little beauty and he's doing great! :D

    I will show you pics once I get some clear ones...
     

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