ugh. I'm not sure how to do this, but I guess I'll just start by talking about my boys and girl. I currently own 3 bettas: Gallifrey, Nero, and Red. I'd consider them all rescues, but Nero the most. All of them were in not great condition.
Gallifrey was the only betta left alive in Petcetera when I went there, just after Christmas. tiny, barely half gallon tanks with dead or dying bettas. Even though I hadn't come for a betta, I couldn't just leave without saving him. Gallifrey was surprisingly energetic. He swam right up to me and flared at my finger...I guess that was when I fell in love. (if somebody could tell me how to post pictures that would be great)
Red was yet another impulse buy. This time, I was at Petsmart in February. It was actually my first time there, and I was only looking for food. Well, of course I had to stop by the betta section. Sure, some of the males were pretty flashy, but I looked through to the very back. In this filthy cup, I found a tiny little female. She was pretty pale, so I thought she was white. Her fins were a light, iridescent greeny- blue. yet again, I fell in love. I had to beg my parents this time, but in the end they said yes. well, I took her home and she colored right up!
Now, Nero is a special boy. It's not that I love him more than the others- in fact, it took me a lot longer to really fall in love with him- but there's just that special something. Nestor's is a small, cramped shop that keeps there bettas in tiny cups of water that get changed maybe once a week. I was there to buy a third betta (he came a few days before I found Red). Sure, there were so pretty boys, but I wanted to find someone from the older shipment. again, right in the back, I found him. He was a pale, unhealthy purple, and he wasn't moving around much. Of course, me and my pitying heart just HAD to save him. Well, by the time I got home- a ten minute drive- Nero had already coloured up into some sort of slivery dark blue with red.
I'll post pics as soon as I figure out how!