Just a quick intro - I am an animal lover and have had all sorts of animals (dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, chickens, goats) but haven't had much experience with fish since my childhood days when I had goldfish. I have been playing with the idea of starting an aquarium with my boyfriend, when one day as a surprise he dug out his old betta bowl and set it up on my desk to get the ball rolling. That night I was searching the internet about betta care and found this website, and what a great wealth of knowledge it has been! We went to the pet store the next day. I was just planning on looking at larger aquariums since I didn't want my fish in a bowl, but then I saw the little guy and knew I had to take him home!
I picked up my betta (Fred) and some food that night and off we went back to the house. He is living in his temporary home until I find a bigger tank for him. Even though it's small he seems happy in the bowl as it was surely and upgrade from the cup he was in.
Here he is: