Veiltail, Male

How did you choose the name for your betta?

I was learning to play Violin at the time, and I wanted to name him after an Instrument. Viola sounded too girly, and Cello just stuck to him.

Is there a story behind your betta – when were you first united?

I was walking around in Walmart with my mom. I told her I wanted to go check the Bettas out, not thinking anything of it. Cello was sitting in a cup, and laying near the bottom. His fins were ripped, and he looked unbelievably sad. I ran my finger across the side, and he woke right up, and swam around to see me. The look in his eyes sold him to me. Reluctantly, my mom let me get him. We have a special bond now, and I love him to pieces.

What makes your betta special to you?

He was a rescue from Walmart, and he was my first ever Betta. He got me into this addictive hobby. He’s my little munchkin, and I couldn’t love any fish more than I love him. He doesn’t like anyone else feeding him but me, and he loves to see me, since he gets so excited when he does.

Is there anything else you would like to add about your betta?

His fins are slowly growing back after being rescued over 3 months ago, but he’s looking so much better than he did when I got him!