So last night I went to Walmart to pick up some frozen lasagna and I decided to check out the betta fish (which were on the other side of the store!). I walked over and there was this young deep purple spade tale (I think). He had a dark purple mask and the ends of his fins were gorgeously white. What really got me though was that he had made a beautiful bubble nest in less than an inch of water.
Something overcame me. It was probably my betta craziness. I grabbed it impulsively and checked out.
He was healthy and so pretty! I couldn't just let him be like the other bettas there; it would have been a waste!! My Walmart takes awful care of their fish and he would have probably rotted and died!
Now let me make this clear: I am an animal lover. And I believe that is a curse as well as a blessing. My nanna made it clear to me that I could not have ANYMORE BETTAS.
(I live with my grandmother.) I took him home and placed him in Ignacio's old bowl and I have him in a cupboard type thing. Don't worry!! His is getting plenty of light! The only time I close it is when my door is opened and my nanna's home. I have to go out today and purchase a bowl heater for him.
Only a few people know that I have him and I'm going to try to keep him a secret before I move out in a couple months. I'm also worried (for some strange reason) because he is my second betta. I didn't think I would be starting a betta hotel. (No offense to any of you. I think it is amazing that you all of so many bettas.) But I'm going to work as hard as I can to keep my two men happy.
My new friend is currently in a 1 gallon bowl. This will have to do for now, but I'm pretty sure he is in Heaven at the moment. All that is in there is some rocks. (I figured he should enjoy the space because he had such little water in his cup.)
I just needed somewhere to put my emotions and worries. I know many of you can relate to my situation.
So. I'm just wondering. Do you think I did the right thing.