I've had a lot last year, many of them have sad endings though... Although I think I did my best and I got all but one from a LPS so I think that might have something to do with their sad farewells.:( I'll start with the first one I got, Pebbles. She was a "baby" betta, had real fins and was striped(looked very similar to a sparkling goruami). I raised her for months and she blossomed into this beautiful fish. Depending on the lite she would be red, teal, blue, or purple. Then she died out of no-where... I had her in a heated, filtered, 5.5g(all of them are heated and filtered). Don't really know why she passed honestly. She was nicknamed "Ruthless Queen" because anything living(besides snails) she'd want to kill...
Keshet was the next one I got, I bought him a month after I bought Pebbles. He had swim bladder and I really bought him on a whim because I was upset at how so many had SB. He recovered in little over a week and his fins started to grow more. He's got a real irid, is a double tail plakat, has red and blue on him, but is primarily brown. Ironically he's the only one from my LPS that's still alive. He was the only one I saw was sick and bought. He's a go-lucky fellow and loves attention, but not shrimp. Shrimp scare him...
Rory the Gladiator I saw a week before Pebbles passed and really wanted to get him. He was a gorgeous copper dragon scale halfmoon plakat with almost perfect form. Didn't get him since I didn't have space though, so I had to leave him. Well a week passed and pebbles was no longer here, so I went to get him. I have a funny story with his purchase as well. I had him in my hand and was looking at their plants, well a employee said"do you have a tank?"
I replied, "Yeah, a 5.5g"
He said, "We have some cool plants over here that just came in."
Me, "Yeah, those are neat."
Realising he wasn't going to make a sale he walked of and said, "Well, it was worth a shot."
Rory was such a sweet heart, he died from something too. Don't know what it is, looking back I saw a few red flags, but still, he just kind of passed...
Jet was Roden's roommate in a divided ten, he was a silly little thing. Big bark, little bite. Him and Roden even spent a night together on Roden's side without any harm done! He would glare at Roden, but would hide if he ever got near him... he was pitch black, but he got dropsy and passed.
Pegasus was going to be Roden's new roommate, he was a beautiful purple marble. He really was such a beauty. But within three days of QT he developed this fungas that covered him and passed away.
Roden was a chill dude, red fins and a dark body. Very beautiful. But he developed fin melt and had some other miss-fortunes, along with me getting busy and having a hard time with adding the meds, he ended up passing.
Blossom is a large pink girl, she's like jaws. She'll attack you(and it'll hurt sometimes), she's very aggressive and would never work in a sorority or community. She's funny though. I adopted her from a member on another forum and really love her!
So these all happened between may-January. A tough year for my betta pals, at least Blossom and Keshet are sticking around! Sorry to hear about everyone else's sad stories, may they swim in peace.:(