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Old 01-04-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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Default Meet Percy my Birthday present

Well today is my 17th birthday, after some money and a a driving lesson it was time to pick up my Betta named Percival (Percy) for short. He cost me in UK pounds 5.95 He is what i believe to be a Crowntail.

Just one question, should he be flaring at everything all the time?

Let me know what you guys think

Sorry for the poor pics he wasnt staying stil hahah







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Old 01-04-2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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Nice fish. Happy Birthday, and remember, you folks over there drive on the wrong side of the road...lol
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:54 AM   #3
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That is a beautiful Grizzled Crowntail.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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Thanks Chard

Bv - Thanks matey buy Nah its u folks who are on the wrong side
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:02 PM   #5
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This debate could go on for hours, lets stop now, lol. But it's the steering wheels that are on the wrong side, not just that they drive on the other side of the road. :P Beautiful fish Cossie, nice coloration. Try holding a mirror up to him, then snapping a pic.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:11 PM   #6
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Happy bday and a nice pressie
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:40 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Vayurules View Post
This debate could go on for hours, lets stop now, lol. But it's the steering wheels that are on the wrong side, not just that they drive on the other side of the road. :P Beautiful fish Cossie, nice coloration. Try holding a mirror up to him, then snapping a pic.
grrr i spent half hour trying to get him to flare up, he did but taking a photo not blurry proved a mission haha,

Are there any diseases or fin problems i should look out for?
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:42 PM   #8
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Heres a few more



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Old 01-04-2013, 01:58 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by cossie View Post
Thanks Chard

Bv - Thanks matey buy Nah its u folks who are on the wrong side
Americans drive on the right side of the road, English people drive on the left or most commonly known here in america as the WRONG side of the road. Is it settled now?

Very pretty crowntail. You should get more bettas cossie.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:11 PM   #10
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Just remember. I Bought it for you Cossie. Lol
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Btw cossie, bettas will drive you crazy if you try to take pictures of them. I had this one male that would hide behind the females jar in the spawning tank every time I'd try to take a pic of him. When I went to take a pic of the female, he'd go right out in front of her and flare and get in my picture. I go crazy trying to take pictures of my bettas.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:39 PM   #12
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Haahha he's proving to be a handful to get to flare up now, i want more bettas but ive not got too much space to put more tanks, i was really crosse dweather ot get 3 female sor this 1 male or both but i didnt know the temprement of percy, if he was in a tank of female salready then i would but it was just him on his own and that is how it will stay
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:24 PM   #13
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What with all the pictures I have to take I'm sure the neighbors think I have tourettes syndrome. Hold still you carn sarn, blankety- blank; dag nabbit #@*^%$#@!!! I have a flat sided goldfish type bowl with a mirror behind it but just when I think I've got their rhythum down they'll change up and be looking at the mirror or changing direction right when I click the camera. Aarrrrrgh! No wonder my hair is graying.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:39 PM   #14
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Haha dont tell me that!!!

Ive just had a thought , can he badly damage his fins when.he drags along my substrae?
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:53 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by cossie View Post
Well today is my 17th birthday, after some money and a a driving lesson it was time to pick up my Betta named Percival (Percy) for short. He cost me in UK pounds 5.95 He is what i believe to be a Crowntail.

Just one question, should he be flaring at everything all the time?

Let me know what you guys think

Sorry for the poor pics he wasnt staying stil hahah
Hes so pretty! everyones getting beautiful bettas lately....Yes flaring is normal...my guy flares at his reflection for a few hours every night when his tank light is brighter than the room light. Btw HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

and to answer your Q about watching for illness and fin issues, probably the most common issue will be fin rot, but it looks like you a have a nice big space for him, so as long as you keep his tank clean/water changes and watch his water perams you shouldnt have too much to worry about
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