I've been back to this site several times over the last few months and figured it was time to actually sign up and say hello! Like all of you, I'm totally in love with my Betta fish, (his name is "Buddy").
My introduction to Bettas was pretty random. I had a coworker who was unable to take care of her fish due to being on the road (part of the job) so she asked if I could care for them while she was away. Soon and totally unexpectedly I fell in love w/ the two Bettas and all their personality! Months later she was back home, but I continued to babysit when need be over the past few years.
When they passed I was really bummed out. They were so distinct in their personalies and my fiance and I thoroughly enjoyed having them around. So we finally took the plunge a few months ago, went to our local fish store and brought home Buddy. He was the smallest one in the store, and shy. That has changed...lol. He's got all sorts of energy and has gotten so much bigger.
Anyway, just wanted to say howdy. Look forward to getting to know folks more and sharing fun stories. Thanks for having me!