Today I ended up "rescuing" another Betta while going to my LPS to grab a couple odds and ends and to browse. In all honesty, I was on the phone with one of my close friends and I told her, "Do NOT let me walk out of the store with another fish. When I start talking about fish I want...tell me, 'NO!'." to which she agreed. Her being the wonderful friend she is ended up helping me decide which one was the 'prettiest' and the one that I "needed" the most. XD
Anywhoo, this boy wasn't swimming around correctly (he was up at the surface and on his side) and was just acting off so I figured why not take a chance on him? I ended up spending $20 on another fish that I didn't quite need. Oh well. I figured he'd be my present to myself for getting a pay raise at work and was "offered" a management position (first job ever ^-^).
Okay, okay. I'm boring everyone with details. Picture time.
Pictures One and Two:
When we first got home. Before cleaning/prepping his temporary 1g Critter Keeper.
Just a picture of his coloration. I LOVE it. :3
Picture Four and Five:
After getting him settled and moved into his temporary tank.
Hope you all enjoyed!
Thanks for looking!
he is very pretty! reminds me of one of my many bettas, same colour and pattern through the fins.
but $20 for a betta??? wow........ i could see paying that for a specialized fin type or a king/giant betta, but not for a pretty coloured veil tail pet store type one. me thinks your LPS is really jacking up their prices. most i've ever paid for a betta was $8.
Aw, he's cute :> What's his name?
The prices in our area (we have TONS of pet stores) are all very competitive for Bettas. :3 My EE male was roughly $35.
Veintails are $5
Crowntails are $8
Double Tails are $8-10
Halfmoons are $15ish
King Bettas are $20ish
My boy is a Halfmoon Double Tail so he was $20 :3
Not uncommon here. XD
Where I used to live they only had Veintails and Crowntails and the pricing was still $5-10 for those. Perhaps the prices are merely vary for locations? Because the prices I've noticed have always been pretty standard. :S
But thank you!
Zexious-I'm still coming up with the name. I have two boys right now (Oliver Aiden Finley and Ozwald Gibson Radnor) and I want to keep the awkward name flow going XD so his name will be challenging to come up with, I'm sure.
And thank you!
I love those names and that fish! haha I had betas for years and honestly if I have fish again will have betas (though luckily my town doesn't seem to know the difference because I had one like that type and it was only $5 haha). What are friends for other than to give you fish you don't need? When I had my really old guy a 'best friend' of mine dropped another beta in it's container on my living room coffee table as a present. Congrats on the job AND the new fish! :wink:
Thank you, Incitatus32!
Bettas are definitely the best! :P And the Bettas up here get rather pricey :3 but oh well. They're definitely worth every penny...to me anyways. :P but gotta love those friends who support the addiction! haha
He's a handsome devil!
I also have an extreme betta addiction. Working at a pet-store doesn't help my cause at all.
He is a very attractive color. Wow. I hope you can make him better!
and we have $2.99 Bettas around here. LoL. :-( Nothing fancy like this handsome devil...
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He's beautiful! I currently only have 2 goldfish, a shubunkin and a sarassa comet. I have a 40 gallon tank though that will be set up and cycled for cichlids (for sure a couple bumblebees, but I'm not sure what else yet). I had two veiltails named Lt. Shinysides and Col. Floppyfins that died not long ago unexpectedly and for a reason I never determined.
What do your tanks look like? I had both of my bettas in a 10 gallon tank with a makeshift divider made from plastic poster hangers and plastic cross stitch canvas. Worked very well and they rarely bothered each other.
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