Aww..that is so beautiful:) Thanks so much for sharing that story..I love hearing about how members acquire thier bettas as well..This is Sammy's story:Our First Betta~
My daughter was begging for a cat, dog, bunny, I kept telling her at the time, no, we cannot have a pet right now..so a friend of mine was out with her I got a phone call, Mommy can I have a fish? I said sure, a fish is fine..and she came home with our first betta, that she picked out..and I didn't know anything about them at the time, only knew them as "Japanese Fighting fish" so, I kept staring at him, tried to feed him, and then started lookin up on line, "What a Betta really is" and I was so impressed, that I knew he could not stay in his "Basic" petco plastic bowl, I wanted him to have a beautiful big home, so I got a Kritter Keeper, 2 gal, but it was temp also, just wanted him out of that bowl.
Then I immediatley ordered a 3 gal on line..and that was back in April, which at the time was my daughter's Birthday..so Sammy was her present, then in June, I moved Sammy into a 5 gallon tank, and spruced it up with new plants, and a Betta Log, and then I figured now I have a 3 gal ready for another fish..and then I took in a rescue, that the prev owner didn't want..and he was very thin, and sick..but I treated him, and now he is thriving in the 3 gal, and beautiful his name is Sapphire.
Then long story short I took in 3 other rescue fishy's that are all fully recovered and in new tanks of their own. 2 girls-Pepsy, and PomPom and another male, Named Crimson:) That is our beautiful fishy Family:) They are soo addictive, and adorable..and one is never enough..:)