Hello all! I am new to this forum but it looks like a good place to visit and hopefully find some great information. I only recently bought a betta fish-never had one before. He is a spunky little Petco special giant plakat. I chose him because he was the biggest and appeared the healthiest. I thought he was just a dark little fish at first but when he gets excited and flares up he has lovely electric blue accents rimmed with red. Several weeks into owning him he seems happy and healthy and has ton of character. Fun fish and I couldn't be happier choosing a betta. I had a 55gal community tank for years and the hassle of buying live food for my beloved fire eel and keeping the tank clean and healthy wore out my patience after my eel died likely from some nasty funk introduced from the pet store shrimp so I sold the entire set up which I had literally too much money invested in and have been fishless for 6 years. I decided to get a small set up and the betta seems to fit the bill nicely. No sad little bowls at this house though. Earnie is enjoying his 10 gallon heated/gently filtered aquarium.
Anyway, back to the point...my husband has taken up with Earnie and has trained him to flare when he comes near the tank-like most guys Earnie is really motivated by treats. I don't even get to feed him anymore
That's OK though. I have been in contact with Sirinut Betta Farm and Siri has found me a lovely voilet butterfly HMPK pair that I would love to have. It's not set in stone though as I am waiting for MN Betta to get their next shipment in to see if there is anything I like. I would LOVE to support an American business/breeder if possible.
Anyway, look for posts here and there in other areas and help a gal out!