Blue Veiltail Male

How did you choose the name for your betta?

I was thinking of ways to describe his color to my mom over text, and “cobalt” popped into my mind. While its not exactly his color (his fins are more teal), I liked the name for him.

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

We met at the local Petsmart where I was picking out my fish. I had initially gone in with an intention to NOT get a veiltail, as I figured they were too common. As I looked around at the pretty halfmoons, crowntails, etc. My eye kept wandering back in his direction, as he was one of the few that looked excited to see me and I was making up reasons like “It would save him from one of those Finding Dory monstrosities,” and other things although the only one I had to convince is myself. So I finally picked him up and said “lets get outta here buddy.”

What makes your betta special to you?

He is my first betta, and will become my roommate in college for my sophomore year in college. He is a bit of a fin biter, particularly when we both came home, but we’ve been working on that, and in a way I identify with that, as I am a nervous person myself, especially about change. He always swims up to the front of the tank to greet me, and always very curious, much better then the bettas I saw while I was little.