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    NEwest addition to our pet family....

    Already had one Betta that my DGD wanted but when I went to Petco could not resist getting another one with a new tank...... Love to watch them.....
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    Those are beautiful fish! And that's a very cool set-up for them.

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    Aren't they beautiful. My son-in-law is very active in the MN Aquarium Society and has been for many years. He has 65 aquariums in his basement "fish room". One of my favorite quilts to have made was one made from his collection of aquarium T-shirts. It really turned out well and he loves it too.

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    Beta's are gorgeous fish! I used to have a few when I was a teen. I love your set up too.

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    Great pet that you have. No walking outisde in the dark to take it potty. Pretty fish.

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    They'd make a great quilt pattern. !
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    when my husband was alive I had beta fish, I thought they were so beautiful. He could not stand them cause he felt so sorry for them cause they had to be by themselves, so eventually I got rid of them. Seeing your post reminded me of this. I nevee thought to put two in the same tank separated as you have them. thanks for the memories.
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    what beautiful fish for sure ! Used to have betas when I was younger, Siamese fighting fish, loved em .. Thanks for sharing !
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    they are beautiful and fun to watch.

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    I was with my brothers step GD yesterday. We went into a pet store and saw a really pretty Beta there. I will probably go back and get it for her I didn't have the money yesterday and they had a great special on too. Everything for a set up for 12.88 , fish , gravel, bowl, water, food and a plant. I would love to get a fish tank again and maybe a parakeet. :-)

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    Beautiful fish I had them a long time ago and could sit there all day and watch them, and wow 65 tanks that's incredible. I just cringe thinking about cleaning all of them that would be very labor intensive.

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    Those are some "fancy" fish.

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    I had one for a long time - love the green one!
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    I have had Betta's for years. Just love them...they are like fish-dogs. They watch me out of their tanks and swim around keeping me in view until they get fed in the mornings. They are very happy in a decent sized tank and their care is also easy. Mine are in 2 gallon sized clear ginger jars (actuallyl their tanks are lamp bases). I read an article once about an experiment done wtih male Bettas. They put them in a lake where they were free to swim away from each other, but the two males stayed in about 24" area and fought to the death. They are wayyyyy territorial...so...they are very happy just living in their small spaces.
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    I had a VERY stressful job and I had a beta on my desk who I kept on my desk whom I named Fred. He kept me company and my bold pressure from reaching the boiling boing many times. They are very relaxing the way they move. He would always swim up to the side of the tank when I came in to work, and I would say, "well at least somebody is happy to see me." it was a running joke around the office, our brand adopted him as our mascot.
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