So I finally took the plunge, out here in b#$t-f%$k middle of no where saskatchewan There is only one pet shop, They over price all of their stuff (3.99 per ghost shrimp, just an example) and they don't take the best care of their bettas, you can really tell that they do try it's just not really good enough with the lazy staff and the uneducated consumer.
Anyways I was in there recently to buy more choir fibre for my Tigers tank (my old 20 gal long, had a nasty die-off when I used a product that was labelled as tank safe when it was definately not, so now it is my Tiger Sals), and I found my fave betta was still there, she has always caught my eye and she is the most friendliest betta ever, and it just so happens that they were out of choir, so I bought her.
Rigth now she is in a 5-gal water cooler jug that has been modified to be a tank, there is no true filter but I do have a makeshift filter that I built into the handle, there is the Moss ball chunks in the tank and various decorations, she is currently fed blood worms (frozen) and has her diet supplemented with what I would call "pinhead worms" (baby earthworms), and yes, she loves her worms like no tomorrow (I seen her eat a worm that was slightly larger than her mouth (circ not leng)),
If you have any tips or any suggestions feel free to add them (I love to learn), in a couple of days I will be going to Edmonton to help my mom move and I will be getting cash for my birthday (not much money to go around these days, but we get by) so while I'm down there I will be working on getting a larger tank and a heater+filter and maybe a few girls (or just save and buy from the store that I oh so loathe yet cheer for), so please don't mention the heater/filter.
P.S. yes, I will also be getting some pellet food as bloodworms and pinhead worms most likely won't be around year round nor would they be too good as a staple diet (pinhead worms maybe, bloodworms no).