LOL, I had to jump in here.
My first betta (or pet ever!) came as a loot bag for a party my 5 year old went to a few months ago. He came in a baggie, not even a cup and a little pouch of betta bites attached to him. No instructions even! He lived in a brandy glass for a day until I went to Petsmart looking to buy a small little betta kit and ended up coming home with a 10 gallon tank and all the trimmings. Now two + months later, my free pet has ended up costing me tons of money and time and made me an addict to the hobby. I just bought a second tank ( a wall aquarium) and sometimes I sit back and ask myself, how did this all happen? As if 4 human kids is not enough craziness!
Funny how most of us started out so innocent and naive. lol Does anyone know of a Bettaholics anonymous?