I had a betta about 4 years ago when I was in high school and he lived for a good 2 years before he passed on. He was a very spunky fish and now that I'm out of school and settling down I'd love to get another one - especially to rescue one of the sad ones in the pet stores that are cooped up in the tiny containers.
My last betta, Kahless, lived in a glass vase with a plant in the top (I used a slurpee lid to hold it in the vase top and punched a straw through it to feed him with) I'm thinking of getting a small tank this time, even though he seemed really happy in his vase (he would sleep in the roots, was so cute).
I tried to give him tank-mates but he murdered all four tetras I put in there with him, even though the pet store said it would be fine.
He got along very well with a snail that lived with him for most of his life. Helped keep the tank clean too! ^_^
Anyway, just looking for some tank/toy suggestions - mainly will be shopping at walmart probably.