Hi! This is a great site for new fish lovers like me and I simply love the thought of having expert opinion/advice handy.
We just got our first fish, a male betta (vibrant blue-will post pictures soon!) a few days back from Petco. Initially he was reticent, but after a day he became extremely active. My 5 year old daughter named him Neptune for the following reasons:
1) She loves astronomy and planets.
2) She says Neptune is the sea god and is blue, hence...
We were a bit concerned with Neptune's frothing all over his bowl, but Google revealed it's due to his 'mating' requirements going into overdrive! Ah well!
But my question is, do I need to clean up the froth at regular intervals or let it be? I'm just concerned that he'll block the opening of the bowl with his bubbles and not have enough O2. Everytime we clear up, he goes into frenzied bubble creation mode and we aren't able to cope up :)