i've been lurking for a few days and have read and learned a lot! You guys seem so helpful and it looks to be a great community.
Anyway, I have a new betta fish (Bohemian Rhapsody- Bo for short) which I got from the store way earlier than I'd planned. He just swam up and grabbed my heart.
I have the same sob story as many members. I had a betta, the pet store gave me a horrid tank and terrible advice, the fish died, I tried again and put out a lot of money on 'better' food and a 'top-rated betta tank' and even 'betta water.' That fish died too.
Now here I am, years later. I've put so much money into this fish and I have supplies for 2 fish(even two tanks, filters, heaters... long story). I'm following the care guides and hoping every morning that he'll be okay. So that's out introductions. I'm Eve, the newbie, and he's Bo, the poor fish of a newbie.