I fell in love with the little guy, so what else could I do?
There were bettas of every shape, size and hue,
But those sweet cherry scales, those lovely blue eyes
Caught my breath and I was mesmerized!
So he came home - a short ride in the car,
"Don't worry," I said, "we won't travel far!"
What else could I say to this beautiful beast?
"You will finally have a new home and some well earned peace."
And he peered shyly from the dark, warm place
-- I swear there was a pretty fishy smile on his face.
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I got this feisty little flaremonster yesterday, and have named him Chili ... he was so hard to resist. There's something about red crowntails that I absolutely love. I'm in the process (hard as it is!) of disinfecting Pallas' old tank, so Chili is stuck in a .5 until everything's clean.