. So I find myself talking about my bettas all the time and nobody outside of the betta fish community here seems to care. I figured I'd start a journal where I can write about my 3 boys.
Here's a little bit about my betta history:
I first got bit by the betta bug 3 years ago and i went out and got a mini bow aquarium and a blue and red crowntail named Elliot. Then my ball python outgrew her 10 gallon tank and I thought hmm, I can put Elliot in here! So into the 10 gallon Elliont went. He looked so small in that bug tank and we all know its so hard to keep just one betta, so i bought a divider and got pink halfmoon who i named Louis. Well those dividers from the petstore aren't very good so one day I looked into my newly divided tank and saw Louis slipping through the divider onto Elliot's side
. I immediately put Louis into the mini bow tank and went to the pet store and bought Louis his own 5 gallon. About a year later I went away for the weekend and left the boys with my dad. When I came home Elliot wasn't looking to hot so I then panicked that something was wrong with Louis too and put them both in hospital tank and started researching betta diseases. By the time i could figure out what was wrong with Elliot he was already gone. I'm pretty sure Louis died of shock from me not knowing about assimilation. SIP Elliot and Louis.
I was a senior in high school when my boys died and knowing I would soon be going to college and didn't know what it would be like to keep a fish there. I used the time to research proper betta care. Well a few months into the semester I decided I needed a pet. I got everything i needed as well as my first heater. Then along came Henry, a blue and red halfmoon boy, who lives happily in his 5 gallon tank. Henry is my lazy boy and he sits in his plants most of the day and occasionally comes out for a swim. He lives with an apple snail named Simon and a ghost shrimp named Martin. Last week when i finished my freshman year I discovered a 2.5 gallon tank in my parents shed. I knew i just had to put someone in this tank! I set it up that night and went to petsmart and brought home a tiny little plaket who i named Bruce. Bruce is my little crazy fishy. He spends all day swimming from one end of the tank to the other and occasionally through his plant (He's the total opposite of Henry). When I went to get Bruce I saw a betta with a bent dorsal fin and all weekend I thought i had to go back and get him. So I made a divider out of craft mesh and divided Henry's 5 gallon, since he doesn't really use the whole space anyway. Well of course when I went back to petsmart there was a new shipment of bettas and the fish I went back for wasn't there. But a grey, red, and blue halfmoon gave me the fishy eyes so he came home and is now named Tonka (after the Tonka trucks).
So here are pics of all my bettas (past and present)
Elliot (don't have a picture :/)