Blue and White Butterfly Male

How did you choose the name for your betta?

I wanted a name that sounded both elegant and suitable for him. It roughly translates from Italian to “beautiful view,” which I feel is a meaning he really grew into.

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

He was the only betta that paid me any mind as I was browsing through the selection at Petco. I was drawn to him almost instantly.

What makes your betta special to you?

As silly as it may seem, just watching him flit back and forth in his tank keeps me calm when I feel myself growing anxious. Even when another depressive episode is setting in, focusing on him helps me to clear my mind. He is a bit more than just a hobby for me – caring for him is kind of like medicine.