Howdy from east Texas piney woods. Have had a Betta for almost a year now and we are very attached to this little guy. He was given to us as a gift
which was a surprise, so we bought an aquarium (10 gal.) put in silk plants
and some quartz crystals, heater and of course water filter. He was a Walmart fish (yuk) and only has one eye but we have given him the best we know how and so far he is doing ok. My guess he is about 18 months old,he
sees us and interacts following us and showing his beautiful fins. Knowing where he came from I don't expect he will live a long life but until it is his time he will continue to get loving care. We are elderly folks I am 76 the wife is 66 and we love wildlife of all kinds. I found this forum by accident and am sure glad, there is so much info and help not available elsewhere.