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My mum's kinda new pet

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My mum's kinda new pet

Postby Elina » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:12 pm

So my mother has always spent allot on flowers, it's her 'thing'. Her and her friends all believe they are the worlds most amazing dinner party hosts and they are always trying to out do one another.

So today the flowers for tonight's dinner party arrived. I normally like to see them as generally they really are quite pretty I however was shocked today to find that they are nothing more then three long stem flowers in a larger then average vase with some pebbles in the bottom as wait for it. . . A fighting fish! It all looks nice though minimal. . .the fish looks a tad bored though, he keeps swimming to the top then the bottom like a yo-yo. Do people often use fish in flower arrangements? Is it okay for the fish? I looked on the net and it seems fighting fish are puddle dwellers so I suppose a vase is not much different. . .
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Re: My mum's kinda new pet

Postby cat person » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:03 pm

Hi Elina,

In the USA it is common to see them in vases with flowers or other plants. Here are some example: http://www.foundus.com/betta/betta.htm
http://www.ucantu.com/aqua.htm
http://aquaworld.netfirms.com/Labyrinth ... endens.htm

I personally kept a Betta or Siamese Fighting Fish in a bowl for two years. He might have lived longer if Shadow and Momma cat did not eat him :cry: :roll:.
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Re: My mum's kinda new pet

Postby trish_clare » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:36 pm

It sounds cute! But make sure you're careful about shaking the water and don't put too much tap water in there to refill it.

I also don't suggest using that "water purifier" stuff that you can get at pet stores. For a project in high school we had a dance and I was in charge of table decorations. Our grade depended on how creative you were, so I bought vases and placed fish in all of them. I used solution that was supposed to clean out tap water, but needless to say within the hour they were all floating up at the top dead. :red-face:
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Re: My mum's kinda new pet

Postby cat person » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:56 pm

Hi trish_clare and Elina,

Just so you know Betta or Siamese Fighting fish are different then most fish. They do not extract oxygen from the water, but from the air. That is why they go up and down in the vase or bowl like a "yo-yo". That is also why they are not likely to go "belly up" like most fish if there water conditions change. It is also what makes them reasonable hardy fish.
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Re: My mum's kinda new pet

Postby Elina » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:13 pm

Thanks for the info and advice. I know as much as the vase was filled with bottled water and instead of a packet of flower food stuck on the side it was a tub of fish food hehe!

I have named him Chalfont. :icon-wink:
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Re: My mum's kinda new pet

Postby Elina » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:10 pm

So I moved Chalfont into my office back in October where he was doing well. He seemed fine and he was quite relaxing to watch untill today...
I was in my office with Harry and Sprite but I had to run to help Audrey with something for about 30 seconds. Upon my return there was Harry stood with both paws on one side of the vase tipping it towards Harry and he was drinking Chalfont, as in Chalfon was actually at that very moment sliding into Harrys mouth!

So um yes...Harry had drank/eaten Chalfont.....
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Re: My mum's kinda new pet

Postby BB » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:02 pm

:shock: :roll: icon_confused.gif :lol:
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Re: My mum's kinda new pet

Postby Elina » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:27 pm

BB wrote::shock: :roll: icon_confused.gif :lol:

"monkshock: Indeed!
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Re: My mum's kinda new pet

Postby trish_clare » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:19 pm

Elina wrote:So um yes...Harry had drank/eaten Chalfont.....



Noooooooooo! Not Chalfont!

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