I'm Emily and I've been lurking here for quite awhile. I'm a little shy about posting, but I figured it was time to introduce myself.
I caught the betta bug about six months ago when my boyfriend and I were fish-sitting our friend's betta. I grew attached to the little guy during the week we had him, which lead to the idea of getting a fish of my own. I put the idea on the back burner, but then I stumbled upon this site, had a Visa gift card that was about to expire, and before I knew it I had a tank set up with my very first betta. It's been a little nerve wracking being new to this, but he is such a joy to have around that I don't mind. I just want to give him a good home.
I also want to say thanks to everyone. If it wasn't for all of the advice and information that everyone shares here, I probably would have done everything wrong. Though I think this place might be enabling a betta addiction. haha