Thanks Mandi! I feel like all of us betta lovers are crazy in a way that's infectious. My neighbor has a betta (I won't say names) but when I was like 10ish, I had Jasper and Shimmer at the time. So she of course had to get a betta. Then when I tried to tell her how to take care of it. I got her a book and the proper meds, but she um....sort of....killed it. I felt so bad, like it was my fish, and my fault for letting it down. Then she got guppies, they too didn't last long, then the mice, and the hamster... All of which I felt semi-responsible for, because she was only in like second/third grade at the time. Now she's back to a betta. He's alive, in a one gallon bowl, half-way evaporated water, and dirty. I keep trying to broach the subject, but she's artful at avoiding conflict. I tell her, go get a ten gallon from WalMart, it's almost the same as what you payed for that dumb bowl! Give him proper food, with LIVE plants! Heck at this point I'd buy all the stuff for her! I'm on the point of telling her what to do, and if she doesn't like it she better hand over the betta! He's just a little veiltail with constant, almost permanant stress stripes, and no color!
I like bettas. Why would I be here if I didn't?
Shimmer- VT Girl- 1 gal vase (temporary)
Pretty Boy- CT Boy- R.I.P
Jasper- CT Boy- R.I.P
Deluge- Delta Tail Boy- R.I.P
My favorite aquatic plant is...the...marimo...MOSS BALL!!!