Hello everyone, I'm Emily I have never had a fish before, but I did a lot of research into betta care and decided it was a good fit for me. I got Opal 2 days ago and she now happily swims nearby, darting through her hideout and watching me walk around the house. Her colors have brightened quite a bit since I've had her, when we got her she was almost transparent (her body is a shimmery white color) and her fins a dull burgundy. Now she shimmers and her fins are bright red with glittery lines through them. I have grown quite attached to her, I love watching her swim around and follow my finger. I look forward to being on this site so when I have questions there is a lot of helpful people to ask. Thank you!