I'm afraid to say I have kept Betta fish in some terrible conditions before, because of bad info from the pet store. Its wonderful to have so many resources on the internet these days so these lovely animals can be cared for properly.
Anyhoo, I've set up a 5 gal with some live plants and am now in research mode. If anybody has opinions on where is a good place to get Bettas, let me know. I have a good LFS but they pretty much only have blue or red. I was hoping for something more... exotic!
So I look forward to learning as much as I can about these amazing creatures.