I'm a long time tarantula (and other invert) fanatic and new betta fanatic. I've been on arachnid forums for a couple of years and just made my account on this forum (my first fish forum) about a week ago if that. I thought it would be interesting to talk about one of the differences I've noticed in the two hobbys.
When it comes to tarantula keepers everyone knows about "the potato chip effect", once you get one tarantula you keep getting more and more and more. Most people in the hobby have 10 to 100 different tarantulas or more. And normally the ones with 1 to 20 are just starting out.
So far from being on this forum it seems that most betta keepers (except for breeders) have only have a few bettas, I haven't seen anyone other than breeders with more than 10 bettas.
Why do you think this is? Would it be seen as unusual for a betta lover who isn't a breeder to have a collection of 40 bettas? I'd love to read everyone's thoughts on this.