Hey everyone! I think I will be starting a journal!
So I will provide some background on my connection to bettas. I the first time I saw a betta was probably in a petsmart cup, I hated it. A small cup with a fish that hardly fit in its cup, it looked so sad, it's fins were thin and stuck together. All my life I never understood how the betta was a "beautiful fish of many colours", as far as I was concerned, bettas only came in blue dark blue and maybe red. But as soon as I got an aquarium, I considered my options. Bettas, of course, were an option, not something I was considering, but still an idea.
I searched around some petstores and got some neon tetras to cycle with. That store had an Elive Betta Center, I looked into the jars and saw some amazing bettas. Not only were they more colourful than I thought, the were active! After that I googled 'happy bettas' and was amazed at the difference after they were purchased!
On May 19 I purchased Mufasa, my orange HM, for my 10 gallon community, he has since has deepened in color and grown longer fins. Sadly, if given enough room to flare for over 10mins, he will chew on his fins...
August 6 I brought home Samaki, a pastel VT, who was floating in a breeder trap while I was on a trip to buy water conditioner. I had been waiting for a fish in need, and Samaki fit the description.
They are so amazing and fun to watch, I just love having them around to keep me company!
The idea was to get me a bowl and a fish for the summer, glad I refused the bowl and asked for a 10gal instead!
I can now share my interest in fish with others and sit back on hard days and look at my fish swimming like nothing is wrong.
So welcome to my journal.