She wants him! And she was so happy that I was "someone who knows how to properly care for fish" (the relief is definitely mutual!)! She's very knowledgeable and has other fish besides bettas. She recommended aquabid (because she's evil like that, she said, hahaha!!). I think she'd fit in this forum very well!! I recommended it to her. I feel much better now about Noche! I'm sorry that none of you will get him, but am happy that he won't go through the stress of shipping.