Hello! I've decided that I really like this place, so I think I'm going to stay here for a bit :)
And in order to cut down on random posts everywhere about my betta (and his future buddies) I thought I'd try out something I've seen a lot of you do, and try out this journal thing!
I'll try to keep it focused on my betta(s) but there will probably be a lot of other stuff mixed in there, so please forgive me. ;-;
So, a little background on me. I am a teenaged (sortof? technically, but technically not?) female who lives in northern Pennsylvania, a senior (for my first year... I'll get there) in high school. I live with my dad and younger sister, who is two grades younger than me. I have lived in PA my entire life, but my old school district really miffed me over with grades and such, and when my dad lost his job and my 'mother' lost her house, sending my 3 year old sister (Lola) to live with her other half-sister, my dad, sister (Summer), and I had to move into my grandparents' old house, which they were planning on selling anyways. The house would have been otherwise unoccupied, since they are down in Florida treating my grandpa's lymphoma cancer for the second time. I have a boyfriend, who I've been with for almost 4 years, who is only 2 months older than me, and is incredibly helpful and supportive through everything in my life, even though he now lives 2 hours away. The school here is a lot nicer and easier for me than my old school, because it only has 4 classes a day instead of 9, and the teachers are a lot more understanding and lenient. The reason this is my first of two years as a senior is because last year I decided to try cyber school, but they gave me a computer that wouldn't send ANY of my work through, or save it correctly, and didn't say anything about it until the end of the third quarter, then tried to tell me that I had to redo everything by the end of the year, which just wasn't possible.
Now onto my Betta history, which is probably the actual important part to you guys haha
I got my first bettas when I was in fourth grade, and my mother primarily was caring for them. I had a reddish purple one named Magma, and a blue one named Tide, both males. They died while I was at disney land in 5th grade for a week and my mom decided to not feed them or change the water at all since noone was there to remind her. Then, for my 12th birthday I got a peach-colored boy who I, oh-so-creatively, named Peach. He lived about three years in a regular little fishbowl that I think was about 3 gallons. After him, I got a purplish boy named Blake, and he lived in the fishbowl for the next 2 years, and things got way too complicated at home so I ended up giving him away to a friend, who took care of him very well, but we fell out of contact.
And now, just a few days ago, my dad got me a new Betta for my birthday! His name is Meta, and he's (Thanks
!) a Delta tail Marble male :) He was labeled as a "Paradise" betta, and cost $20, but I was very insistent on getting him because of his friendliness and gorgeous appearance. He is a white fish with black, almost koi-like markings, and pale sandy colored fins, though within the last two days he's started turning an iridescent midnight blue :) Unfortunately, since I am not the most experienced betta owner, and the lady at the Petco I got him from wasn't exactly informed apparently, we purchased a tank that is only a 1/2 gallon, and doesn't have any heater or filter for it... So I'm planning on upgrading him pretty soon!
I'm quickly revisiting my old love for the fiesty little fish every time I feed him and just watch him swim around his tank and play, and I definitely don't want to go without again. Once I get him into a nice tank, I'm definitely going to work towards getting some more :) I'll just have to make sure they're nice and secure, and keep them safe from my boyfriend's cat once we move in together >.> But I won't get a tank without a lid (I've heard enough betta jump horror stories to know that much) so it shouldn't be much of a problem :)
Anyways, thanks for reading!