So, Ive wanted a betta fish for quite some time now and finally couldnt take it anymore. Picking up a few things at wal-mart a couple of days ago, I passed an end-cap stacked full of beautiful fish in dirty little cups. After about a half hour of looking, I reached to the back (in the dark) and pulled out this gorgeous red, blue, and green betta, smaller than the rest, who was clearly very excited to be taken out of his dark cubby hole.
The moment I got him home I hit the internet to learn how to care for him & luckily found this forum right away. After many hours of reading all the great information here - I felt extremely confident about picking out Normans new digs.
Hes now happily swimming around in his new 10 gallon tank with his heater, his hornwort, java ferns, pothos and various other planted bulbs. He swims in and around the leaves... even plays in the filter current and hasnt stopped for a moment since I introduced him to his tank last night. Always seeing them in those cups, I kinda though he would just 'hang' in his tank. But *surprise* this fish loves to swim!
Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the incredible information. I have a beautiful, happy little fish because of you.