|A gallery of my betta fish Ares, a veiltail red that I got from a LPS. I've had Ares since May 2014.
Ares (like all bettas) has a LOT of personality. He builds a bubble nest after every water change, although I've never caught him in the act. I can't enter the room his tank is in without him swimming over for food.
Speaking of food, Ares lives on a semi-varied diet of betta flakes and freeze-dried bloodworms (with occasional frozen bloodworms). BUT that's not the fun part. The betta flakes come in a green-lidded plastic jar; bloodworms in red. I wave the jar of which food I plan on feeding him at the tank just before I drop the food in. Ares loves the color red.