Mr. Fish is the first betta I ever bought myself. Growing up we had 1 or 2 over time, and I've bought my daughter a few, but never one for myself. When I saw Mr. Fish I just had to have him. I thought he was unique and absolutely gorgeous, of course being here I've found he's not so unique, but I still think he's a very handsome fish.
He started his life with us in a 1.5 gallon (roughly) brandy sniffer, sitting here at my desk with me. He loved to play with me while I worked, or just swim around and watch me. He even seemed to come when I called him. He had quite a little personality and was fun. Being such a super special betta in my eyes I wanted to breed him and share his awesomeness with everyone.
That started the hunt for the right lady for Mr. Fish. Found a little VT female with a white body and pinkish fins, so we brought her home for Mr.Fish. (Gema came home with us too because I loved her coloring.) I put Gema and Little Lady Love in one of those tiny things made to house 2 bettas that holds maybe a quart of water. I forgot to put the lid back on one day and my Little Lady jumped.
I haven't found another perfect lady for Mr. Fish, but I'm not really looking anymore. I will likely still breed VT's as they are my favorite, but I'm going to work on breeding some giants and HMs first.
My love for Mr. Fish and wanting to breed him got me researching. Within 2 weeks he had a heater and filter for his little bowl. Now he is swimming all over a 10 gallon tank by himself. Eventually this tank will be divided 3 way, but for now he's king there.
Mr. Fish in his original home