Hey Guys! I promise that I haven’t fell off the edge of the Earth. My life has been pretty hectic lately. I officially move in two weeks. I really thought that moving from my 400 sq studio apartment to a 2 bedroom townhouse would have been a lot easier than this. I’m currently packing and purging. I’m planning on unpacking and purging again once I move to my new place. Since I haven’t had much time to craft I’ve picked up a new hobby…
I admit, I’m slightly impulsive with some things. Cute little animals always get me. I was in Petco a couple of weeks ago and I saw a sign that said, “baby bettas”. They’re cute little fish! They’re literally head and tail- so adorable! Anyways, for $1.99 I could not refuse. I mean how complicated/needy could a little pond dwelling fish be??
So of course the guy at Petco was like, “yeah they just need smaller food”. LIES! When I got home I realized that they not only required smaller food but they also required a heater, at least 5 gallon tank, and a variety of food. So I naturally panicked and ended up spending at least $50 on this little guy I named Fry.
I was super excited to get him moved into his tank. I decided that I’d wait until I move to get his tank ‘furnished’. That didn’t really last long. These little guys get horizontal stripes on their bodies when they feel stressed. I joined a betta group on Facebook and some of the members suggested that I’d add decorations to his tank. I first added a couple of live plants. Eventually I purchased more decorations and even two neon tetras.
Everything was fine and dandy until I went to Animal Jungle with my friend. We ended up both walking away with new bettas. This guy was originally named Fishy #2 until I settled on a Supernatural theme for my fish. Fry is now Crowley, Fishy #2 is now Cain, and Fishy is now Benny. You’ll see Benny a little further down in my post 🙂
So my betta family had quickly grown from one to three in less than a month. As of a few days ago I now have a total of 4 bettas. Two adults and two ‘babies’. I realized that my ‘hobby’ had quickly grown so I search craiglist for a larger tank. I found a 20 gallon tank with a stand for only $40. Funny thing- the people lived right around the corner from me … and we even work in the same building! I plan on sending her a picture of the tank and stand once I move. I haven’t decided on how I’m decorating it yet but that’s for another post!
My last betta? Well he/she wasn’t really planned… as if any of these guys really were. I saw him (for now) at Petco in Hampton. He was and still is literally a head and tail. The first thing I thought when I saw him was ‘Castiel’ so that is his name for now.
Let’s not forget about the first… the one and only
I originally had these guys in four separate tanks…
I was able to consolidate tanks and divide Crowley’s tank into two ~ 5 gallon tanks. Crowley is on the left and Castiel is on the right. This is the last picture- I promise 🙂
Do you have Bettas or fish tanks? I would love to see them. I love new ideas 🙂