It was a day like any other!
The wife and I were at Walmart buying some necessities and wandering around when we came to the fish aisle. We don't have any pets and have talked about it for awhile, when it came to us... why not a fish? The tanks had a plethora of options but there were some fish in little containers off by themselves. My wife (referred to from here on as 'Lashelle') named them Betta Fish (probably from the sign >.>) and said that they were combative little things and not well-kept in the same tank with the others.
Being entirely novice to owning and caring for a fish I went and got a tank, a small one at 1.5 Gallons. We got some aqua gems and little fake plants along with a couple of types of food that loudly proclaimed were "perfect for your Betta fish!" and picked out one of the solo fish. There was a dark azure one with long and beautiful fins that we selected. Since he couldn't be housed with other fish, we decided to name him "The Highlander" (in that there can be only one).
On getting home we set up the tank and searched the internet on how to take care of him and found this website. We read through many of the articles (and are still doing so) and found just a wealth of useful information and a surprising sense of community.
We're excited to have our new Betta Fish 'The Highlander' and glad to be part of the community, and will be learning as we go.
~Michael & Lashelle