Any Pet Betta Fish Lovers? Photos Welcome!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Chickensfan, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello all, i have a male betta fish named "Leif" here is a photo of him...
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    bad photo, but there he is!
    any advice or wisdom on anything about Bettas?
     
  2. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to have one, but I don't have any good pictures. She was a friendly little fish!
    Mine liked bugs. I used to catch mosquitoes for her to eat. I don't know if it was good for her or not, but she LOVED that! A fly fell into her aquarium one night, and she attacked it. I don't remember if she killed it, but if she didn't, she almost did! It was hilarious to watch!

    Your betta is pretty! Mine was kind of plain-looking LOL!
     
  3. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww[​IMG] she sounds so cute! one time, a fly fell into Leif's bubble nest, he attacked it like crazy. lol. the reason yours was kinda plain looking, is because it was female.males have longer tails to attract females, and keep away enemies. females are rare for 2 reasons, stores don't usually sell them because they don't want people breeding bettas, (understandable) and because, in the wild, after the female lays the eggs, the male kills her. he kills her so she won't eat the eggs she just layed. (yes, it is true, bettas have teeth and that is what he kills her with) the males build bubble nests because they act as the cases for the eggs. it is also a sign they are happy and think this is the perfect, safe place for young bettas. (sorry, this is getting a little disgusting, but it is just nature.) now, people who breed bettas usually scoop the female out so she won't get killed, and then put her in a seperate tank, so they can breed her again with another male.
    wow, i said a lot.
    Thanks For Joining!
    ~Chickensfan
     
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  4. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, cool! You know alot about bettas! This was several years ago, so maybe females were more common then?
     
  5. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi,
    yes, whenever i get a pet, i research about it in books like crazy! maybe females where more common then, but i don't think so. see, like i said, males kill females, even back then. that is what makes them rare. stores make them seem even more rare then they actually are because they usually only carry 2/3.
    ~Chickensfan
     
  6. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, ok. I don't remember how many were there. It was about ...... eight years ago, maybe.
    I usually research as much as possible before I get a pet, but there wasn't that much I found about bettas! I should have done, more, though. I hope she didn't suffer too much from my lack of knowledge!
     
  7. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am sure she didn't suffer! did she seem happy to you? i am sure she was. and by the way...females don't make bubble nests, so you can't exactly tell if they are happy or not.
    but i am sure she was very happy.
    ~Chickensfan
     
  8. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I think so. She would rest at the bottom of her aquarium and when I came into the room, she got up and starting swimming around, so I think she liked people. She did seem kinda bored sometimes, but I suppose it's hard to tell if a fish is bored LOL.
     
  9. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she was probably exited to see you! Betta fish learn to recognize faces. mine starts swimming in circles when he wants food. lol. he loves food.
     
  10. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! LOL!
     

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