A while ago I went to the store to buy some stuff for my Kinu's tank and of course I just had to go look at their betta while I was there. This one red halfmoon stood out to me, and I almost took him home right then, but I really had no where to keep him :(
After going home without him I kept thinking about him when I realized....I had an empty 10 gallon tank!
This tank used to have a cage high rise attached to it and kept my gerbils, but they recently died (they were almost 6 years old, ancient in gerbil years). I had placed the tank out in the garage and completely forgot about it! So I cleaned it out, soaked it in hot water, scrubbed at the walls with an un-used sponge, soaked it again and again and set it up with dividers hoping to stock it with 3 betta boys. When I went back to that store hoping to get that red halfmoon, he was gone :( I had hoped he at least made it into a good home, but then I saw my Drogo and Derecho there who were both gorgeous so I took them both home. Unfortunately Derecho wasn't as healthy as he looked and died as I tried nursing him back to health, but Drogo thrived and now shares the 10 gallon with a blue crowntail named Kaito.
Now I'm stuck with resisting getting one more. I had decided to keep the 10 gallon divided only 2 ways, but I'm upgrading Kinu to a bigger tank so his 2.5 will be empty. Every time I step into the pet store I have to keep reminding myself that the 2.5 is going to be my quarantine tank for new plants or possible sick fishies and can't take home another betta.
Maybe when I can find myself a better job and can afford to move out of my dad's house I can get more aquariums and do some rescues (I've been inspired by some of the stories I see here).