One notable moment of weakness of mine was when I saw Smaug at the local Petco. We were technically only there to get some more bloodworms, but I liked Smaug so much I DEMANDED that my dad let me buy him. He said no, my mom didn't want any more pets. I kept on arguing, and after half an hour of this, he was so tired of me bugging him about it he bought both Smaug and a very nice 3 gallon setup (even though I was intially supposed to buy him with my own money and use the spare 2 gallon at home). Needless to say, my mom was not happy... But Smaug became her favorite fish in the end
It seems to work out that way in the end haha. I had a similar argument with my bf about buying my second betta and he just said he didn't want another pet and mentioned the lack of space we have. But I bugged him about it for 5 days before he finally caved in and even though I told him I would use my hospital tank temporarily before I had enough to buy her a nice big tank, he just bought another 2.5g tank and even told me to pick out plants and toys for her. Before we bought the green marble this past weekend, my second betta, Luna, was his favorite even though I practically had to pull his arm off to get her haha.
I had a moment of weakness almost a month ago. I got out of work early, and since my bf was still asleep I had about an hour to kill. I went to a shopping center that is sort of on my way home, I had never been there and I wanted to see what stores were there. They have a Target, Trader Joes, Michaels, a bunch of others... and a Petsmart. Cool, I thought, I can kill some time in there. I've had bettas before, but after the last one died about 5 years ago I gave away all of my tank stuff. So I went over to the bettas, and they have a nice selection. I look at the female bettas, I have never had a female before. One of them was very curious about her surroundings. I set her to one side to look at the others, and when I looked back at her she was staring at a hanging price tag card. That did it! She was on sale for 99 cents, but I bought her about $50 worth of housing and equipment, lol!
I, too, had never owned a female betta and I never
thought I'd ever buy one or adopt one. I was always attracted to the long flowy males and I told myself I wouldn't ever have a female betta or plakats. Aquabid destroyed those thoughts especially since that website introduced me to Dumbo bettas. Last month I went to the store where I saw a female Dumbo. I flipped out because of all the ones I saw at Petco and Petsmart, I've never seen a female Dumbo. My bf said no but like I mentioned earlier, I harped about this female betta for 5 days before he finally caved in. It didn't take long before he decided the female betta was his favorite haha. I read a lot about how the females have so much personality to make up for their short fins and they're all right! Our Luna has the biggest personality, the most active, and just rather crazy.
I see those female bettas at Petsmart for 99 cents all the time and I just go crazy haha. They're mostly very young and I keep telling my bf, "It's the best sale because you'll raise it for years and get the added benefit of seeing them change as they grow bigger. It's just a dollar!" But he said he didn't want to see me spend (or have him spend) over $50 on more stuff for another betta and have them sit on the floor since we literally have no space here unless we buy those death bowls. But still... 99 cents for a betta is extremely tempting indeed!