Hello everyone, just joined the forum, but I've been lurking around for the last couple of days.
So off to introducing myself. My name is Eric and I live in sunny Anaheim, CA. (Why yes that's where Disneyland is.) My primary hobby at this point is gardening. But I don't grow just any plants. I grow carnivorous plants
(Not so lame-sounding now is it.) I grow venus flytraps, pitcher plants, sundews, and all that good stuff. I recently got back into aquarium keeping after I cleaned out and redid my family's neglected 50 gallon guppy tank, which only had 5 survivors :(. It is now stocked with Platys, Mollys, Zebra Danios, African Dwarf Frogs, and the remaining guppies. I never really took an interest in bettas until quite recently when I was at my LFS looking for new fish for my tank and I laid my eyes on quite possibly the most beautiful betta I have seen thus far. A red and white Dumbo betta with a halfmoon style tail and butterfly coloring. I was quite tempted to purchase it, but I was unsure of how it'd do in my 50 gallon community tank and I didn't want to keep it in a cramped bowl. This was also coupled with the fact that it was a rather hefty (for me at least) $10. So I went home and I thought I'd get over it, but no such thing ever happened. All I could ever think about was that betta, heck I even had a dream about it. Next thing I knew I was staying up until midnight in bed on a nightly basis reading about bettas on my iPhone. Now here I am.
I'm still hoping to get that betta the next time I stop by that LFS. But for now i thought I'd catch up on my research first for the time being.
Haha, TL;DR much.