View Full Version : Might be getting a betta

07-19-2010, 12:49 AM
So, I was looking around at the lfs I go to and I noticed at the counter, he had this gorgeous blue and orange betta male. And I mean.. gorgeous. He was in a set up, in which the tank was $69. I started talking to the owner's wife, asking her if the set up was included. She said it was only for the tank however, she would be more than willing to sell me the whole set up.

Talk about a tempting deal. >.>

So yeah, I have been thinking about it - a bit more than what I should and if it is still there on Thursday, I am going to buy it. :D

07-19-2010, 01:52 AM
You should call and ask if they can hold it for you! An already set up tank is the way to go! All the enjoyment and none of the hassle of cycling!

07-19-2010, 01:57 AM
I agree with Heather. Ask if they'll hold it for you. I've only seen one blue and orange betta. At the LFS they said it was rare for them to have. My friend was going to get a betta the next day so I told him about it. Gone- that quick. If you get the tank and the fish, post some pics. I'm interested to see this aquarium and fish.

07-19-2010, 02:18 AM
I will see if someone can take me tomorrow. Also, I might be able to convince the owner to lower the price on him, since I give him a lot of business. :D

07-19-2010, 02:19 AM
Good luck.

07-19-2010, 02:21 AM
Good luck, sounds like a great looking fish.

07-19-2010, 02:24 AM
It's really gorgeous. :D And the owner could tell I was interested in him.. I am usually a kid in a candy store with fish. >.> I stand there and stare at everything.

07-19-2010, 02:29 AM
Me too! I just wish I could take home every fish in the store. Except for the facts that it would cost a fortune, I wouldn't be able to care for them all, and I don't have the space.

07-19-2010, 02:36 AM
Just made arrangements to go to the fish store. Tomorrow I will call the owner and see if he is still there. Lets all hope so! :D

07-19-2010, 02:40 AM
Sure hope so. It's always nice to get a new fish. Especially a new tank.To have it already set up- BONUS!

07-19-2010, 02:43 AM
I hope he's still there. I've only seen pictures of blue and orange bettas, and they are gorgeous little things, not that many bettas aren't. Good luck in getting him, and an early little congrats in your new buddy.

07-19-2010, 02:43 AM
Yea. :D I love already set up plants but knowing me, I might add some java fern for the little guy! Anyways, I must get going. I'll keep you updated on the progress!

07-19-2010, 08:18 PM
As I said, I would be going back to the fish store. I called the owner and asked him to reserve the betta for me. Guess what!

I got him!

The fish, the tank, the plants, the rocks, as well as a snail all for $55! He gave me a discount because there was a crack in the wood, not that it bothered me.

As for a name, I need one so if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Picture will be coming soon!

07-19-2010, 09:00 PM
Since he's got orange in his colour, call him Crush (short for orange crush) or Lucky because you're lucky you got him.

07-19-2010, 09:30 PM
Picture time! I need a better camera.. >.>

Blurry but it shows you colors

A clearer photo

07-19-2010, 10:18 PM
very nice! What an awesome deal too, scores for you!!!

07-19-2010, 10:21 PM
Thanks Ashley! :D IDK what to name him though. I am thinking Prince Caspian.

07-19-2010, 10:24 PM
I think once you see their true personality after having them for a while helps, but that's just me! I have a purple one and he has extreme personality! Careful bettas are addicting!

07-19-2010, 10:27 PM
I think once you see their true personality after having them for a while helps, but that's just me! I have a purple one and he has extreme personality! Careful bettas are addicting!

He enjoys following my finger. :D It is amusing.