Ive never owned a fish before and never actually bought any pets (all my pets have been stray cats). My friend works at a Petco and about a week or two back we were all in there browsing around for fun while she worked and my other friend randomly gave in a bought a dumbo rat (later she bought a 2nd so they wouldnt be lonely). Anyway I froze right in front of the betta section. Ive never ever had an interest in fish EVER, but something about bettas suddenly caught me. At first I looked at the veiltails because I guess i wanted to try and save some money. I found a couple i liked and sat there FOREVER trying to decide, but eventually my friend took us to the backroom where they had more and I looked at those ones. My friend even found one for herself, a VERY pretty opaque/white Double Tail Half Moon Plakat. She noticed a younger crowntail and picked him up to show me. Earlier her fiance was telling me how he likes the crowntails alot and I just didnt like their look at first. But I took him and said i'd consider it. So i sat him next to the veiltails i was considering and kept staring at them all. Eventually I got my friend to make the final decision for me since i just couldnt decide. She told me to go with the crowntail. And so i did! In the end we all left the store with with a pet :D
Im SUPER attached to him now! Named him Loki :) And im so in love with bettas that im even going back to Petco this week to buy a beautiful indigo/yellow Double Tail Half Moon Plakat that i saw there last week (my friend told me as of Sunday he was still there too! :D). I honestly would love to buy them all if i could, because so many of them are so pretty and i hate to see them bought by people and kids who really dont know how to properly care for them.
1st Picture ---- Loki in his little transfer tank while I clean his big tank. Depending on how the light hits him or what angle you see him at he'll either look green or VERY blue. He is pretty small so im not exactly sure if he's going to grow or if he's just a small guy. Either way i loooove him. Never thought in a million years i'd be a fish person! :D
2nd Picture ---- The betta im going to be picking up this week if hes still there! I wouldnt be surprised if i even came home with TWO bettas this week lol