I'm a new betta owner, and this is my first post.
One month ago, I went to Petsmart. They recommended bettas as the 'easiest fish for beginners.' One little female caught my eye. (Probably because she was blue, and I *heart* blue!)
That night, I found this website. And I watched my little blue girl swim around her cold 1 gallon tank, while I read lots of posts.... The next day, her home was upgraded to a 3 gallon Critter Keeper with a heater and silk plants.
Two days ago, I needed more water conditioner, so I went back to Petsmart. A blue VT male caught my eye. "No no no,"
I said, "I don't need another fish!"
So I grabbed the water conditioner and walked away. Then I went back and looked at the fishie again. He looked so sad in his little icky cup..... But no. I already had a fish.
For some reason, I wandered around the store. Lots. I kept going back to stare at the sad little fish. And then, I picked up the cup, bought another 3 gallon Critter Keeper, silk plants, heater, thermometer.
So now, I have TWO little blue fish. Two days later, he looks MUCH better than he did in his cup. He's is definitely a VT. I'm pretty sure the female is, too.
So here they are. I haven't come up with names yet....