I get it!! My whole family (except my mom...but I got a free betta from Thailand so I set up a little 2 gallon, heated and filtered and gave him to her) love fish and see them for what they truely are. As a betta breeder I love to see them develop from little white specks to fully flared beauties. Their personalities start very young. However very few get the chance to show us, or other people the beauty of them and how special they really are. I simply love the betta hobby. Even when it costs me $60 everytime I buy a new pair. I would'nt trade this hobby for anything.
Here's what I get:
"Why do you care so much about stupid fish? They only live like 2 weeks anyway."
"Maybe I know what I'm doing and actually care. Ever try a FISH TANK? There's the secret to a healthy fish."
"I can't wait till tomorrow!"
"I get my $50 pair of bettas in the mail!"
"What idiot spends $50 on two fish?"
Luckily I have a couple of friends who care. Plus with a new IBC chapter (possibly, not 100% a sure thing) opening up here my love for bettas will only grow :)
Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.