Originally Posted by teeneythebetta
Aww thank you! When I went to walmart I was looking at the males, I almost got a blue male, who was laying on the bottom of his cup. Then I walked over to see the females. I feel bad saying this, but at the time I had never seen pretty female bettas. All the girls I'd seen before were dull and boring. I saw a little orange blob spazzing out in a cup in the females section.. I walked over and there she was. She was active in that tiny, dirty, cold cup. I guess, in a way, she chose me. She stood out in all the bettas and was swimming away while the others just layed in the bottom of their cups.. I do feel lucky to have her. Between getting her, and finding this forum, I am now addicted to properly caring for bettas- females specifically :)
Yes, I qualify that as a betta choosing you! :D I watched how Chula (RIP) acted when I got him when I came near him and when another person came up by me he stopped wiggling etc. When they went away he continued to wiggle at me like he was saying bring me home!! It's another reason I have a hard time looking at the bettas now that I swore off pet-only bettas. It breaks my heart when one of them is all but screaming at me to please take them home, and I have to walk away.