Aw! That is sad. Well, I only really got interested last January. I got a "HM" which was really just a Delta at Petco. He lived in a 1.5 gallon tank with a filter, and I didn't even notice that his fins were clamped because I barely knew anything about bettas! But he got Ich and died after 3 months. I didn't even know it was Ich until looking back. I just thought he, ya know, died? So I just rinsed everything and let the filter run for a few days and then bought 3 guppies. Because I didn't put in new gravel or use soap (still didn't know it was ich or even what ich was!) the guppies were all dead within 3 weeks. I bought a little VT I named Rainbow or Bo 05/26/10. He lasted a little longer because I tried giving him Bettafix for a while, but he still got Ich and died 07/06/10. Well, a few days before I cleaned out my mom's fridge and in return she said she'd buy me another betta. So, we went to Petco and I picked out Liberty. I still have him! He isn't nearly as magnificent looking as when I got him, but he is still very pretty. Phew, okay, that's my story!
Sherlock Holmes - Male VT Lance Sweets - Male HM
Mirage - Male DBT Rocky - Male HMPK red copper
Daisy - Female HM Moonlight - Male HMDBT
Captain - baby betta
Gryffindor - very sick rescue HMDBTPK