Halfmoon, blue with white tips, male

How did you choose the name for your betta?

In the Hunger Games trilogy, there is a character named Finnick Odair. He is one of my favorite characters in literature and I wanted to represent that through my betta. I took his original name and connected it to the fish term, ich.

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

We were first united at my local Petsmart. I bought him for my 18 birthday as that is the legal age to buy a companion from the store. I did this rather than celebrate by buying a lottery ticket, pack of cigarettes, etc.

What makes your betta special to you?

Finn is an amazing betta. I couldn’t have asked for a better one. He is my first fish that I have cared for on my own, and my first betta in general. He is an extremely active fish and has a very distinct personality. Also he has learned how to jump for his food, which is pretty fabulous.