Wooless Wednesday: Vayl the Betta Fish

October 14, 2009 · 3 comments

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Welcome to the first Wooless Wednesday! Instead of featuring me, the Woo, I’m gonna share the spotlight with some of my critter cousins.

This week, meet Vayl. Vayl is a halfmoon Betta fish. My mom loves Betta fish because she says most people don’t give them the homes they deserve. So she makes sure at least some of them get great homes.

Vayl the halfmoon Betta fish

Meet Vayl - Star of the first Wooless Wednesday!

Like me, Vayl was a rescue. He was just a lil guy when mom got the call. Someone in our community had bought him for her kids, and placed Vayl and a goldfish in a tiny tank together. Well, Vayl killed the goldie (duh) and the mom and kids got mad at him. They were apparently going to flush him, but somehow a neighbor got a hold of him and brought called my mom.

He was swimming in mud or something when he got to our house. We couldn’t even see the poor fish. I think they dumped all sorts of gunk in his tank. Mom carefully started changing out cupfuls of water so he could adjust slowly. After the water was a bit clearer, she cupped him and got a new tank ready for him. Mom says all Bettas need at least 3 gallon tanks and at least one water change a week.

Vayl the halfmoon Betta fish flareing

This is Vayl acting like a tough guy.

She put real plants in the tank so Vayl’s fins and scales wouldn’t get scratched up further. Then she added a heater, a filter – which are both musts for Bettas; and a light.

Bettas need warm water (and Goldfish, by the way, are cold water fish who need a minimum of 10 gallons per fish, NOT a bowl), and some water flow in their tanks to keep them happy and healthy. The live plants help since they make the water cleaner for fishies.

When Vayl moved in his new digs, he looked happier immediately. Within 2 days he was wiggling for food like the rest of our fish. I LOVE watching the fish tanks. Mom keeps them all down at my height and I’ll sit there for an hour watching the Bettas swim. It’s like a great reality TV show!

Vayl the Betta fish's planted tank

Vayl in his comfy, watery home.

Puppy Kisses from the Amazing Woo


Stephanie@The Blue Zoo October 14, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Such a pretty Betta! My mom and sister like to give Bettas nice homes too!

Tibby November 12, 2009 at 8:57 pm

What a nice Betta fish you have! My owners used to have a blue one named Frylock!
🙂 Tibby

AmazingWoo March 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Tibby, what a fantastic Betta name!! Momma has one now named Jasper. He’s blue-ish and is a crowntail. She tells me I need to post pictures of him soon… I’m gonna end up blogging my paws off.

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