Thank you all for the warm welcome!
I still need to get some better pictures of my fish... the darn thing keeps swimming away once I have it nicely framed, silly thing.
I think I was fortunate and got a younger betta... it's relatively small and just started flaring, but only for a second.
I added a marimo ball, ghost shrimp, and betta hammock yesterday... it's got more toys coming too from petco.com.
I can see how people on here can easily have 10+ haha.