Sigh... so over the last couple of weeks I've decided that I may have "collected" a few too many bettas since I started this obsession in July. I love everyone of my girls and guys but I started getting a tad overwhelmed with the tailbiters and the couple of my guys who were getting sick. I have 4 tailbiters and 2 of them have been sick. I've nursed the sickies back to health and they're doing fine but I have still decided that 15 is too many for me, especially if maybe the reason a couple of them were getting sick was because keeping up with so many tanks was too much. So I offered to rehome my 2 recent purchases (Jin and Sayid) to my sisters. At first neither of them were sure so I offered to my mom as well. She went for it and since then one of my sisters says she wants one. Both my mom and sis just want a refresher on how to care for bettas. There was also this white & lavender "king" at Petco that I kept seeing there for at least a month or more. He's beautiful and I'm surprised he sat there that long. So I went and picked him up today to be a surprise for my mom - since she's kind of expecting 2 bettas. My mom loves purple & lavender.
Here is a pic of him compared to my giant HMPK. He appears to be about 6-8 months old and I wonder if he'll get any bigger because he's not too much bigger than Sayid and one of my CT's Ross. He seems smaller than Chandler was - who seemed like he was borderline "king". He was a VT.
I've been putting together "betta kits" to include with my rehomed guys for my mom and sister. Each includes a 2.5 gallon tank, a heater, filter, glass stones for substrate, fake plants and hidey places (terracotta pots) and glass lid.
I'm sad to see Jin and Sayid (maybe not their names anymore) go but I'm glad they're going to family that will really care for them and I'll see them again. I hope they will bring joy to my sister and mom!