My betta addiction started when going to petsmart to buy a betta to put in a bowl for my desktop. I found Berry, a beautiful purple VT male. I had only previous pet store employees help in setting up a bowl for him and I didn't know anything I know now. But he was happy in his bowl and loved watching me do homework.
A couple weeks later I bought 2 more, Flash (RIP) and Captain. Then I found this forum and realized my fish need bigger tanks. I then went out and bought 2 10gal and made them into community tanks and Berry and Flash were out into the 10gal, where as Captain went into a 5gal with some panda cories since he is more aggressive then my other two. I was very happy with how everything was going with my fish :)
Then just 3 weeks ago I bought Toby. He lives in a 3gal critter keeper with 2 ADFs. He is the sweetest and calmest of my bettas. He swims beside the frogs and doesn't get in their way. He also stares at me when I'm near his tank.
Then 2 weeks ago Flash died. He was a rescue in Nov. 2011 that I couldn't resist. He was strong for 5 months, but he couldn't make it. After cleaning the tank it felt lonely not having a betta in there so I went and bought another one. Starburst is a tiny blue VT that is also sweet. He had no problem going into the community tank and is best friends with the red platy. They are seen swimming together all the time.
I also had a female betta named Mona for a week, she was another rescue that had a fungal infection or something. She looked better on her 6th day with me but then in the morning I found her dead. I hope one day to have a sorority tank since the only bettas I have are males.
Now that you read my story here are the pics of my bettas.