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Hi everyone.

My name is Clinton.

I am more of a car nut than a fish nut, but love my bettas.

i haven't had many, and am nowhere near an expert. Not looking to breed or anything. Just love the look and personality of the little dudes.

I got my first one 2 1/2 years ago, Gill.


He was just a low cost "test" for the wife cause she didn't think I could keep a fish alive. If he died within 6 months I couldn't get another one.

So he was just in one of those plastic cubes.

He made it past the 6 month mark...he went for 2 years. Awesome little guy.

After he went, I got a new buddy...Blub.


I went with the theory that if Gill lived for 2 years in the cube, that they can't be that bad.

I was wrong.

Blub only made it to the 4 month mark. :(

Apparently he was different than Gill. The water kept going yellow very quickly, so I was constantly having to change it.

Not sure exactly what got him, whatever was yellowing the water, or the stress of the weekly water changes.

I held off buying a new fish for a few weeks cause I decided to buy a new tank and start from scratch.

So I got rid of the 2L plastic cube.

I purchased a 9L glass tank, with filter, heater, fake plant and LED light.

Ran the filter and heater for 3 days while using conditioner and bio starter everyday, then decided it was right to pop in a new friend.

Welcome to the family Si Quey. (named after the Thai serial killer)


While buying him at the pet store I saw the leaf hammocks and decided to see if he would like it...apparently he does.


I am very noob when it comes to fish care, but I am learning and hopefully Si Quey lives a nice long life.

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