Great story! That's cool you ended up getting a betta! If you take the time to watch and talk to a fish, they really do have awesome personalities and quirks. It seems like creatures that small can't really do anything but this is SO not true. :D
Not really on topic, but similar, I accidentally burned an ant in my microwave when cooking something in there for a minute and 11 seconds (I know, just an ant! But they are very hard workers and only do what they are supposed to do). I opened the door and the ant was running around like mad on the plate so I blew him off onto the counter and he ran around and ended up sitting at the corner, rubbing his feet off and face a while. I think it was okay though cause it dissapeared later.
Everyone starts from somewhere, you live and you learn.
In the past, when I was younger I have bought a group of fish to keep (Actually me and my family picked them out) in a 10 gallon tank.
I bought a red tailed shark and a rainbow shark along with some schooling fish (the name escapes me, but they were fish with one bright colorful stripe on them). That was a disaster. The petstore person I remember told me that they were okay together and my tank was good (no harsh feelings, though I think people should know what they are doing when they are working with a job like that, at least the basics and I don't blame them, I should have researched!). The red tailed shark and the rainbow need WAY more space. They are aggressive and they will eat each other or chase the smaller ones till they die, which is what happened.
NEVER will I do that again. But I was really young then too, so I really didn't know any better.
I know now what they need and i've learned more about them, so if I ever get another one of those, I can put them in a safe environment.
Last edited by BlueHaven; 09-02-2010 at 08:32 AM.