Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
I currently have 3 males, 9 females and a baby betta (gender unknown).
The girls and baby are in a 29g heavily planted sorority tank with 3 otos in my living room. The baby is a riot, stealing food from the girls who are twice his size! All my girls are named after characters from Fringe: Olivia, Astrid, Nina, Etta, Ella, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Rachel, Gene. The baby isn't named yet, because I have no idea if it's a boy or girl. I'm hoping it's a girl so it can happily stay in the sorority!
Two of my boys are in a divided 5 gallon on my kitchen counter - Tooms and Krycek, named after characters from The X-Files. I also have 2 ghost shrimp in that tank. My other boy, August (named after an Observer in Fringe), is my first rescue and is also in my kitchen. He is currently in a 2 gallon quarantine tank. I paid full price for him at Petsmart even though he looked very ill, and in a little over a week he has transformed into a beautiful HMPK. I just ordered a 5 gallon kit from Amazon for him and I haven't really decided yet if I am going to let him have it all to himself or divide it. Either way, I want to maybe try a NPT in that tank.
I think my mom thinks I'm nuts because after I lost my previous boy, Scully, in November, I accumulated 13 bettas! Once I realized how rewarding it was to properly care for them (and the fact I don't have a life and needed something to do, haha) I just kept getting more! I do think though that August will most likely be my last betta for now, unless I do decide to divide his tank - then I can get one more. :)