Right now I'm at the point of "Do I HAVE to get another betta?"
I can actually go to a petstore, look at the bettas and if there are any that I particularly like . . . I can walk away! I ask myself a question: Do I HAVE to? I make a mental checklist of supplies. Extra tank? Lots of spare plants? A heater (especially in the dead of winter!!!!)? Food? If yes to all four .... then I dive in (also: I like to set myself to only get a certain colour, fin type, gender, etc). I've had bettas nearly nonstop for ten years or so and I'm at my lowest betta number ever which is awesome . . . at one time I had over forty O_o . . . I can't even fathom taking care of so many bettas these days.
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