I Love Bettas!

I Love Bettas! <3

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planetaryviolet:

animalshugging:

I know this blog is usually more lighthearted than this, but my local animal shelter, the MSPCA, recently took in 427 birds from a SINGLE home in the area, and they all need help finding new homes.  The MSPCA is now housing a total of 501 birds of all kinds (finches, pigeons, quail, chickens, ducks, geese, parrots, parakeets, and more.)  
If any of your followers are looking to adopt a bird in Eastern Massachusetts, I hope they will consider adopting from or donating to the MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm to help cover the cost of care for these many birds.
Hello everyone, just boosting the signal on this to help out the birbs….Pass it on!!

SOMEBODY LOVE THESE BIRDS. 

planetaryviolet:

animalshugging:

I know this blog is usually more lighthearted than this, but my local animal shelter, the MSPCA, recently took in 427 birds from a SINGLE home in the area, and they all need help finding new homes.  The MSPCA is now housing a total of 501 birds of all kinds (finches, pigeons, quail, chickens, ducks, geese, parrots, parakeets, and more.)  

If any of your followers are looking to adopt a bird in Eastern Massachusetts, I hope they will consider adopting from or donating to the MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm to help cover the cost of care for these many birds.

Hello everyone, just boosting the signal on this to help out the birbs….Pass it on!!

SOMEBODY LOVE THESE BIRDS. 

(via aquasplendens)

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iantojonesthebetta:

scalestails:

fishesnstuff:

bettaluva:

iantojonesthebetta:

(Image source HERE)

The “bullet” betta mutation. Through the link provided above, you can also see another mutation referred to as the “Ranchu” betta.

I… don’t even…

whaaattt???  Wow.  I hope they don’t try to breed this mutation.  

That looks so uncomfortable for the poor fish! :/

I was active on ultimatebettas when this happened. A member there (Synirr) ended up being the owner of this fish. The auction on aquabid wanted $200 for her, I don’t know what she ended up paying but it certainly wasn’t that much.

People started judging her and going completely ape shit. She is one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated betta person I know, and had an interest in finding out if this mutation was genetic or not and all the hate was undeserved.

She didn’t breed her to “make more” as in sell mutated babies, she had a fascination with this particular bettas genetics and whether or not this was a passable trait.

The fish in question had no difficulty moving, eating, defecating, seeing, flaring, or producing eggs. She had no health problems because bettas do not use their tails to propel themselves, the only thing she did do was sometimes tilt side to side a bit. Essentially she had mild stabilization issues.

Honestly she’s no more deformed than a fantail goldfish.

I don’t remember if the spawn yielded anything, though.

Scalestails: That’s a very interesting update! Thank you. I had a hard time finding a followup so was hoping someone would see this and know something else about it.

Guys, see the above post by scalestails? That’s the part that needs to be reblogged, too.

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I love Keene so much.

Since losing the boys the spring, there’s been a void. While Keene can never replace them (just like no one will ever be able to replace Keene), he’s brightened things up again. I’m entranced by him and adore seeing him wriggling around in his aquarium (I’ll share video sometime soon).

He makes me so happy and I’m glad to be able to give him the best care and environment possible so that he’s healthy and thriving.

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