Hey guys, I've had my Betta since Christmas of 2012, and just got more and more into Betta keeping since then. His name is Lupin and I have him in a 3 gallon tank right now, it's the one you can find at Walmart with the under gravel filter. He looks like the one on the front page of the forum, just with more purple in the body and blue stripes in his fins. I'll get some pictures up when I can. He's been thriving since we got him and contrary to what I read about most Bettas, seems to thrive in all conditions, not that I don't keep his tank pristine, haha.
I decided when I have some extra money that I'm going to start a new setup and get one more Betta, so yeah, I guess I've become a full fledged Betta enthusiast. The forum looks awesome, I look forward to learning more as I go along.