A New Freddy

A few days ago I discovered that my beautiful little Siamese Fight Fish (Betta) had died.  I was so used to having him watch my every move as I came and went so he could beg for food and now there were only 3 little Tetras left in the tank.  He didn’t get food every time he begged for it, but he did get attention.

I gave the tank and filter a good cleaning, waited a couple of days and then headed out to see what I could add to the tank.  I wasn’t sure if it would be another Betta or it would be more little Tetras.

As you may have guessed from the title, it was another Betta that I brought home with me.  I decided on a blue one this time and decided to recycle the name and call him Freddy.

Blue Freddy has been here a couple of days now and it still getting used to all the space to swim.  I won’t buy from the places where they keep them in tiny plastic cups that are not big enough for the fish to ever swim straight (since they are longer than the cup is wide).  This store kept them in rose bowls which take up much more room in the store than the tiny plastic cups and give them a decent amount of room to swim.  A lot of people continue to keep them in bowls, but my Freddy gets a 10 gallon aquarium and it looks like he has explored every inch of it.

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I never manage to get good pictures of fish and this is no exception.

Red Freddy only lived with me for 1 1/2 years, but I hope Blue Freddy will be around longer.

2 thoughts on “A New Freddy

  1. Sorry about your loss of Red Freddy. Good on you for not buying one of those fish in a little plastic cup. We have tried having fish in an outdoor pond on our property but both years we’ve been here many of them have disappeared. We weren’t sure what happened. Yesterday we saw a mink/weasel type of creature running around, the first we’d seen. Maybe he was the culprit. I think we’re going to give up on the outdoor fish. Welcome Blue Freddy.

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    1. Thanks Erin. I used to have goldfish outdoors too – and they also disappeared. I did see a Blue Jay sitting on the rocks in the middle of my pond once and wondered if he had been stealing them.

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