A New Addition

On Monday the 15th, my first betta fish died. He had been suffering from dropsy, a deadly disease, for nearly a month. He was my very first fish and opened the world of aquariums to me. His name was Peach and he was a pink pastel VeilTail Betta; and the only betta I’ve ever seen who had blue eyes.

In Memory of my first betta, Peach

Upon losing my first fish, my mom took me to PetSmart to get a new one to ‘replace’ Peach. No fish can replace Peach but the aquarium seemed so empty and lifeless with only a snail inhabiting it. I ended up getting a young male Halfmoon Betta and a shrimp named John (long story about the name). So here’s some pictures of the new guy!

Unnamed Halfmoon

He’s a complete opposite of Peach; He’s shy, not aggressive, not a little pig when it comes to eating. Peach loved to eat, was very curious, and liked to chase my fingers. This little guy is curious but cautious; but he’s slowly coming out of his shell. Every time I go to his tank, I drop in one pellet. (Which means I can’t go near very often since he can’t eat a lot.) This shows him that people mean food and he’ll swim to the front looking for food when someone comes near instead of hiding.

I’m still in the process of picking a name for him so for now, we’ll call him “the new guy”. πŸ™‚

~P. H. Burdette

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  1. Rebecca

    Aww, Peachy seemed like SUCH a nice betta to own. And a fantastic name, Peachy too.;)
    Coolio, Sounds like a sweet new guy. xD Will you let us know when you pick out a name ? πŸ™‚

    • P. H. Burdette

      Yeah, totally. πŸ˜‰
      Sure thing!!! πŸ˜€ I’ll put some new pics of him and his re-arranged tank when I announce his new name too. πŸ™‚

      • Rebecca

        Great !!! I can’t wait to see the piccys !!! πŸ™‚

  2. thats a really nice betta. btw, i have a golden retriever as well. his name is nelson and just recently got his fur shaved off. he look so funny now!

    • P. H. Burdette

      Thank you! πŸ™‚
      Awww, poor thing! XD I’m sure he feels a lot cooler though. Tell Nelson “hello” from Dixie, for us!

  3. DawnDemolition

    So sorry about Peach, i remember my first fish. I couldn’t eat anymore fish afterwards (not that i liked it anyway) and couldn’t own another Beta.
    Glad that i’m into different pets but yeah.
    Your newbie is gorgeous πŸ˜€

    • P. H. Burdette

      Thank you. He was great fish for a first-timer. πŸ™‚
      What sort of pets do you like best? πŸ™‚
      Newbie says thanks! πŸ˜‰ He still needs a name. XD

      • DawnDemolition

        American Pit Bull Terriers are the first; If i could pack them all into a house i’d aim for an old crazy dog lady status lol.
        English Bull Terriers are second, fantastic companions.
        American Akitas are third.

        Hmm, well you could google him one and keep calling them out until he responds x))

      • P. H. Burdette

        LOL! I know what you mean. ::) When I tell people we know about our animals, they must think I’m crazy! XD They’re like, “Oh my! That many?” But, yeah, I classify myself as a Crazy Dog Lady. πŸ˜‰

        Haha! Funny. ::) My BFFEE suggested a couple and I’m having a hard time deciding. πŸ˜‰

  4. crochetingbyreb

    No name yet for the new guy ?

    • P. H. Burdette

      Not yet. :/ I can’t decide!! XD Wanna help? ^-^

      • crochetingbyreb

        Sure !!!!! I was hoping you would say that. ::) what names do you like so far ?;)

      • P. H. Burdette

        Well, the name “Multy” I kinda liked, cause I like the name McNulty. And it being and Irish name and him being a bit greenish…. ::) But I’d like something in German or Spanish. πŸ™‚ If you wanna think up somethin’ maybe we can try to translate it into Spanish or German online. I like the names Caballero, and Vaquero too. ::)

  5. crochetingbyreb

    Hehe, that’s a cool name too. ::)
    XD I didn’t know you spoke Spanish. ::)
    Hmm, I like the names: rΓΆtlich( it means redish, but I think it just sounds really cool.), grΓΌnlich( it means greenish. )

    But I LOVE rotlich, it just sounds so coolio, but pick whatever you want to girlfriend. πŸ™‚

    • P. H. Burdette

      Thankies. πŸ˜‰
      ROFL!! XD Only a few words that I like or heard on a movie or something. ::)
      Oooo!!!! Oh man! I like both…..hmmmm….AUGH! XD It’s so hard!!! XD LOL! I like grunlich…..hmm…..(I just like saying green in German that’s why! XD)

      • crochetingbyreb

        Your welcome. πŸ™‚
        Haha, well now you aren’t short on names to choose from. πŸ˜‰ lol

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