We are brand new Betta owners and I have learned a lot from this site.
Over the weekend, we took our son (23 months) into a big chain pet store the other to look at the fish. He loves
fishies and it is a great free outing. Well, of course this time we left with a new family member, a beautiful red Betta male we named Big Red. We are calling him an early birthday gift for the boy.
We asked the nice lady who worked in the fish department a ton of questions and thought we were all set to take care of him properly. Thankfully, my husband had the sense to get a 2 gallon tank.
I found your forum later that night and realized Big Red needed a lot more than we were told. So yesterday we went to a family run pet store and the owner spent 30 minutes telling us about Bettas and helping us find what we really need.
So thanks to partially to you all, Big Red is much happier little guy.
I have enjoyed looking all of your beautiful photos of your fish and their homes.