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Old 12-16-2018, 08:32 AM
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So I know I've mentioned before that I really wanted to set up a small aquarium. In fact, I bought this aquarium several years ago and just never got around to setting it up. I was planning to do some kind of high tech nano setup but decided to go with something a bit less complex to maintain. Instead I decided on a nice fish for newbies- a veiltail Betta! I've been looking for/prepared to bring a Betta home so he wasn't an impulse purchase, but we stopped in Petco on our way home from Christmas shopping and they had just moved all the cups to a cart for cleaning. Unfortunately for the employee, I went through all of them and ruined his neat stack of cups and found the most interesting colored Betta on the very bottom. I loved his pale peachy color and while he appeared healthy and responsive, he also wasn't 'hyperactive' and freaking out like some of the others. I named him bamboo because when I got him home, I set him on my bamboo coffee table tray and he was very close in color to the bamboo wood. His tank is a bit sparse right now, I am still researching plants to add but I did get him some 'Betta balls' so he does have something alive in there with him. So without further rambling on, let me introduce Bamboo!



He seems to be settling in. He was swimming all over/exploring yesterday and even hung out in his little cave for a while He refused to eat the first night and didn't eat much yesterday either, but this morning he ate all 3 of his pellets so I guess he must be hungry/getting used to his new home/new food.

And this his Betta mansion


My husband says that it's really big for one fish, so once there is sufficient plants in there, we're going to add some shrimp and maybe some kind of small nano fish but not sure on that. We'll see how he does with shrimps first.
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Re: SUPER excited to introduce Bamboo!

oke, I want to be Bamboo's first parrotforumfan
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:47 AM
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Re: SUPER excited to introduce Bamboo!

Welcome Bamboo! He's beautiful, so is his new home! Looking forward to watching Bamboo's environment evolve.
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Re: SUPER excited to introduce Bamboo!

Bamboo is gorgeous, and what a lucky guy to live in that mansion now! I want to be his 2nd Fan!
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:59 AM
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Re: SUPER excited to introduce Bamboo!

Im fan #3! Hes gorgeous!


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Old 12-16-2018, 12:10 PM
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Re: SUPER excited to introduce Bamboo!

Pretty! Looks like a great size for one betta really. If you do get shrimp make sure they are big enough since Bettas are know to eat their small shrimp tankmates lol Etsy actually has a few sellers that sell various Anubias that are a good size. Any floating plants may introduce worms...I had that problem after adding floating plants. I crashed my tanks cycle to get rid of them since they freaked me out!

Don’t be surprised if he changes color on you. The lighter ones are known to do that. If you remember the blue and white guy that I shared before...he is know mostly a beautiful dark blue color.

Etsy seller for plants that I have used. A little pricey but a good size, healthy plants, no extra creatures, and not one dead leaf on them when they came in.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AquariumPlants
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Re: SUPER excited to introduce Bamboo!

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Old 12-16-2018, 02:47 PM
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Re: SUPER excited to introduce Bamboo!

i miss having a betta around - I used to have one named Rama after the King of Thailand... with your permission I would love to "own" one vicariously through you please!
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:50 PM
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Re: SUPER excited to introduce Bamboo!

Very Nice, I've had beta's on an off over the years. I really miss my reef tank.
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Re: SUPER excited to introduce Bamboo!

Fish and birds are a great combination for many, huh? I'd love to get into it. That one's fabulous.
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