I'm quite new to these forums. I joined today as I was looking for info on dropsy.
Let's see, I got my first betta about 3 years ago. He was a lovely male betta who lived for about a year and died of an unknown cause. After he died I was really upset. I love animals, and even the death of a fish brings me to tears. So I didn't get another betta for quite some time.
A year ago I got a female veiltail which I named Captain. She's a spoiled one, being my first betta in so long and I'm really attached to her. Sadly, I think her health might be slowly declining, I'm still investigating that.
Over the summer I bought a male CT Black Orchid Betta, named him Bruce since I had just seen Batman and I thought the name suited him well. I had to do some detective work on this little guy because I was told he was a little over a month old, which was obviously not true since he had full grown fins. So, he's estimated to be around a year old.
A little over a month ago I bought A small CT female. I wasn't planning on buying her. I was at petsmart one day and I noticed that they have now started selling "Betta Fry" and they were in terrible conditions. I couldn't help myself and decided that I had to at least take one home to try to help. I picked this little girl because she was in the worst condition out of all of them. I put her in a .25 gallon and started treating her. At first I was certain she wasn't going to make it, but about 4 days after I started noticing her health start to come back and well, she's still with me today and in good health! I named her Dagny.
And that's it... Wow, sorry if that's a long intro. I could go on for days about my bettas.
I'm glad to have joined and hope to contribute and learn as much as possible about bettas.