Insane is the new normal. As I always say: Only the insane are truly sane and those who claim their sane are truly insane. Besides for me I'm addicted. These little fish are so full of personality I wanna now have betta's in every room of the house and one day create a fresh-water tank one day or a devided betta tank.
In response to betta's abandoning ship: Akira tried to leap right out of his cup when we were trying to catch him to release him into his tank. He's also gotten so excited at seeing my mom that he went straight for the glass and hit the in-tank thermomitor head on. My mom was like: "Did he just hit his head?" I looked and he looked stunned before hiding from us. He's either really excitable or really a crazy little fish.