Hi! I live in Socal too. I love king bettas, and have always wanted one, but I'm greedy, because I want more than one fish in a 10 gallon (I won't put a betta in anything less than a 10 gallon). I have Turquoise Rainbowfish, Boesemani Rainbow, a giant danio, mountain cloud minnows, a cherry barb, kuhli loaches, endlers, killie fish, furcata rainbows, an Angel fish, balloon mollies, German Rams, Honey Gouramis, and just recently got three Bristlenose Plecos! So I have quite a variety. Oh, two fiddler crabs too! I love bettas, and have 2 females in my 55 gallon along with some of the others, and had a fantastic blue male for 4 years, until he died. He was so special that I never got another male, although this also goes back to me wanting more than one fish in a 10 gallon, lol!