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I've been lurking for a bit, and thought I would finally introduce myself! My name is Bobbi, and I restarted the hobby in January when I fell in love with a betta at a big box store. I have kept bettas on and off for most of my life, but never up to the standards that I now know they require. I unfortunately just lost my second betta due to a jumping incident (he unfortunately found the 2inx2in square that was uncovered for my HOB) and will be hopefully be finding a new guy soon now that I removed the offending HOB and fixed the lid. I was already in process of switching to only sponge filters. I currently have 2 tanks, both planted betta community-ish setups. 


Above is my 20 gallon that I set up in January. I am fighting a little bit of hair algae but luckily we are making progress on that front. Stocked with 1 Halfmoon Betta (Galadaeros aka Gal), 6 otocinclus, 2 nerite snails, and 8 amano shrimp. 


This is an old pic of Gal, from a few days after I got him. He is much more magnificent now, I just don't have any flattering pics of him. He loves the camera, but hasn't figured out posing yet. 


Above is my 14 gallon cube with it's former resident, Otto (rip). My plants have almost doubled in size since this was taken, about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Stocked with: 2 nerite snails, 7 amano shrimp, 4 otocinclus, and 4 habrosus corydoras. Depending on how they do, I may increase the corys and/or otos to 6 each for the school, but I dont want to overstock my tank too bad. I do hope to get another Betta for this tank too, as long as they get along. 

Outside of the fishkeeping hobby, I am a Veterinary Technician at a vet clinic. I have 2 dogs, a cat, a parrot, and a wonderful partner who puts up with all of our crazy pets. One of our dogs and I also compete in Nadac agility, which is another amazing hobby.

Thank you for reading, I am looking forward to learning and participating in all the forum has to offer!

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