I'm 14 and started with bettas about 4 years ago with ONE male who lived to be about three years old. Last year, I failed with a 4 girl sorority and have one girl from it left who is happy and healthy. Blah blah basically now I have 7 bettas.
IT'S SO ADDICTING!
I love to buy a new bowl and set up the rocks and plants and caves.. It's so much fun. And that joy of carrying them around when you first pick a new one out.
It seems like everytime I find reasonable space for another one, I insist on getting another.
My parents don't like it, especially with the water. We have city water, so we go to Publix and fill up 10 gallon bottles every month of like better and healthier water for drinking without the chlorination, and it works perfectly for fish LOL.
I have space for another betta but know my parents would kill me if I get another.. The only problem is I go to Petsmart almost every 2 weeks for dog food and cat food with my mom, and while she's getting that I always look at the bettas. No matter what, I always find one I end up begging for and my mom falling in love with too, and then having to explain it with my dad.. o.o
So yeah. Is there a cure for the betta bug because I just can't stop!