Sorry to hear about your friend's mom's friend BettaMommy... :( And good luck to your sisters! I can sympathize with them. I played on the boy's hockey team in JR High and it was tough.
So as far as my betta bug is progressing.... I had my boss order me 2 more 2.5 gallon glass tanks today and 3 glass covers for them and I'm going to be checking out Home Depot for an under the counter lighting thing because I'm going to be reorganizing my "betta shelf" as I like to call it now. I've decided to move the 2.5 gallons with the boys to the top shelf in the book shelf and then keep the two ten gallons on the top. One ten gallon will house my sorority which will be set up soon and the other will be my first spawn tank. I can't wait to get started breeding and once I get my 3 new females I should have what I need as far as breeding stock to get me started and I will give my first spawn a shot! YAY! Still need a few supplies but I'm working on that! Getting a few things each pay check I get. My boss is also giving me good discounts on the stuff that he special orders for me :) So yeah, the betta bug has bit me hard! yay!