Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: USA, East Coast
Bettas for Relaxation
Hello all, I'm new to this site and also to Betta keeping (until recently, I hadn't had one since childhood). I decided to get a Betta because I thought that having one in sight while I work (home office) would help to lower my stress levels (and I think it's working). And now, I'm wondering if any of you decided to keep a Betta(s) for the same reason (or maybe you've just found that it's a pleasant side effect). I've always found aquariums very relaxing, and so far I've found that sharing my work space with my new Betta to be very pleasing. I named him Monet, since he reminds me of Claude Monet's peaceful waterside impressionist paintings. (That's him in my avatar - isn't he a handsome fella? : ) Anyway, I'm now learning all I can to keep him happy and healthy. So far he seems to be doing well (although I'm far from an expert)...I figure he's enjoying stretching his fins after being cooped up in that cup they kept him in at the petstore! So what do you guys think? Does Betta keeping help keep you healthy by helping you to feel less stressed?
Last edited by Monet; 03-28-2011 at 10:22 PM.
Reason: embarassing type-o