About 7 or 8 years ago I got my first betta and it was a female. I named her Clorissa as I walked with her in the bag through Mejiers. She was a brown and redish color. My brother went through two male betta fish while I was still on her. We had them in their own bowls she was in a smaller one. My cat would knock her bowl over off my night stand every day and she'd lay in the wet carpet and my cat wouldn't bother her. She lived through it all! I'd stick my finger tip in the water and she would nibble on it like she was playing or she'd come full speed at me and hit her bowl. She actually lived for 2 to 3 years. Eventually my cat did leave her alone and she died from old age. I'd never forget my strong ferocious female betta with and additude.