I got my first betta when I was 6. His name was dazzling- I was convinced he was a girl! My parents had decided to get me and my brothers each a betta, mostly to teach us about caring for our things. I fell in love with Dazzling, a beautiful red veiltail. My mom and I cleaned his tank together for 3 years, until he passed away peacefully.
When I was 12, I rescued my second betta, Sasuke from CLEAR plastic cup. This store had 30 bettas in cups all clumped together. I knew my baby was super stressed. Sasuke was a blue with black mask CT, and I loved him to pieces. He was really sick. I did everything I could to help him, but after 2 years I came home from school to find him floating upside down. I was devastated.
I regret to say that I was nowhere near as attached to King, my second CT rescue. I think I got him way to soon after sasuke, and I didn't take nearly as good care of him as I should have. He held on for 7 months before passing away. I'm so sorry baby.