Just thought I'd introduce myself. I've been reading here for the past week or so & thought I would finally go about registering & posting something.
I've keep fish off & on for most of my life, but "life" just sort of got in the way of things & I haven't had any fist or tanks in about 10-12 years. It's one of those things I miss & often think that "one of these days" I'll get back into it.
Well, about 2 weeks ago I was at PetCo buying cat food and I strolled through the fish department & for some reason this little red half-moon beta just caught my eye. It was like he was watching me, kind of like larger fish (like oscars) sometimes do. Every time I walked by it was like he was checking me out. Well, I ended up getting him & this little (I admit, too small) 1.5 gallon "mini aquarium" for my desk.
Between him watching me all day long (I swear, he's like a dog or a cat, he watches my every move) & reading the posts on here, I think I've been bitten by "the bug" again. I'm in the beginning stages of putting together his very own 20 gallon tank, complete with driftwood & planted front to back with live plants.
I did have a quick question though. He seems so small. The other bettas were the larger ones I've always seen. He's kind of tiny, probably less than 1.75" from head to tail. When I choose him I assumed he was a baby, but the girl in the checkout line said that's as big as he'll get. Does this sound right?
Anyway, just wanted to say I'm glad to have found this site. There's so much information here and I've really learned a lot since coming here.