Hey guys! My name's Elise and I've just gotten my first Betta. I've had goldfish and helped my mom care for her bettas... but this little guy's ALL MINE!
I've named him Kichirou, japanese for luck... Fitting, since he survived a kitty attack. My mom got him for me for Xmas and her cat tipped over the vase he was in... My dad found him on the floor and took him for dead. When he went to pick him up, Kichirou scared the crap out of him by flopping around! He was thrown back into the water and he's been doing great, since!
Since the tiny vase that brought him to my house, he's been upgraded to a 10gal tank with beautiful rocks that bring our his colors! He's got his own car (rusty as it is) and airplane (lucky little guy) and today, I bought him his heater, thermometer and a few plants. He's been a hint patchy, so I also got some aquarium salt and ich meds (half the amount recommended), just in case.
I'm pretty excited! It's a long way from his tiny bitty bowl he had, and I'm loving watching explore his new pad! <3
I also got him some buddies, today... Two Chinese algae eaters. So far, they're getting along famously!