Male Pink Halfmoon Doubletail

How did you choose the name for your betta?

He’s named after the character Diomedes in Homer’s The Illiad. In the story, Diomedes is a headstrong, experienced warrior who picks fights with everyone, including Ares, the God of War. Diomedes the fish will fight anyone, be they a snail or a person hundreds of times bigger than him.

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

Nothing too crazy. My first fish had just passed away, and I decided that I couldn’t live without a betta. I went to my local pet store and Diomedes caught my eye.

What makes your betta special to you?

He’s very curious, always wanting to know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it on his turf. He always greets me when I get back to my room, and he brightens the day of anyone who meets him.