Yes, its amazing how something so little can have such an impact on us. Other people think we're crazy! lol My living arrangements don't really "allow" me to have cats or dogs and people used to tell me to get a fish. I always said yeah, right, you can't hold or pet a fish and fish are boring. Boy, was I wrong! Bettas are far from boring! What I didn't know at that time was that they have personalities, you can interact with them and they can be very entertaining.