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Update to the fish report

It would seem the Betta decided to provide some creative input into yesterday's fish report.

I believe he objected to the number two that preceded to the cardinal fish entry. Perhaps he simply doesn't like the number two. Or... perhaps he felt that  a good welcome to his new neighbors was in order.

So... he ate one of them.

Darned fish.

Edit - a few people have been commenting about betta's solitary nature. They can actually be raised very successfully in a community tank, just as long as they are the only betta/long-fin. The problem here was that the cardinal fish in question was way too small, and looked like a nice bite-sized treat.


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Jan. 5th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
omg! rofl... I had a Betta once... it was a mean mean fish. i kept it in my classroom at school and forgot to take it home over christmas break and the damn thing lived...it didn't die until i cleaned its tank...which apparently shocked it so much it died...should have just left it dirty. his name was Percy Bysse Fish...lol. This entry made me think of him.
Jan. 5th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
Yep, betas are evil, evil fish some times. *hugs* Shake your finger at it and look menacing for me. ;)
Jan. 5th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)

#2?...He ate poo?
Jan. 5th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
You're a dirty, dirty girl, ya know that?
Jan. 5th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
By the way, I really like this icon. Would you mind if I sto borrowed it?
Jan. 5th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
A close friend made it custom for me, so I'd actually prefer keeping it special right now.
Jan. 5th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
Oh, OK. :) That's very understandable. Your friend did a great job!
Jan. 5th, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
Silly Boymeat. You know how, when you go into a fish store, you see all those bettas lined up on a shelf, each in his own tiny little bowl allllll by himself? There's a very good reason for that. :)
Jan. 5th, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
Yep, two reasons.

One is that male bettas will kill other bettas (male or female) if they share a tank. Female bettas will coexist in a tank, though not always peacefully.

The second reason is that quite a few fish will nip at a betta's fins.

Actually, the third reason is that bettas like still water, and most tanks have too much current for them. OK, so I can't count.

This all applies to B. splendens, which is the only species that I've seen in pet stores, for the most part. I believe some other species of betta will coexist more peacefully, though it's been almost 20 years since I did anything with bettas, and my memory is fuzzy.
Jan. 5th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
ummm, Betas are solitary fish. They eat any other fish in their way. They are gorgeous but evil
Jan. 5th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
Good that we didn't buy more of those little ones.
Jan. 5th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
It would seem the second beta was really an omega
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