Hello there, I'm Fern. I'm 22 (23 in November), and I live in Massachusetts. I am new to the forum, but not new to Betta keeping. I have had a total of 8 Bettas, including my current little baby. I have lurked here for a while, and decided to join to help others and to share my adventures with my new little baby.
My last Betta unfortunately had gotten very sick and it got to the point where he could barely function, so I made the decision to Euthanize him. It has been about 4-5 months since then, and I have been completely without Bettas since. However, I do miss having them around, and my boyfriend has the sweetest VT boy in his little home office that I have been getting a bit envious of, so a few days ago I set up one of my old 3 gallon critter keepers and got myself a little approximately 2 month old petco baby betta who I have named Mercutio. I am 90% sure he is male due to his lack of egg spot/ovaries (at least that I can see). He is just under an inch and a half long right now and is bluegreen with red on his fins/tail and what appears to be a black dorsal stripe.
Anyway, I also have a 29 gallon community aquarium, a winter white hybrid dwarf hamster, a nearly 5 year old mixed breed house Rabbit, and way too many plants XD
I look forward to chatting with you all :)