Feather tail, lavender, male

How did you choose the name for your betta?

Living in Colorado, of course I must name my little guy after a strain of purple weed.

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

My first semester of college was getting quite lonely and I knew I would feel better having a little guy around to watch and care for. I first got LJ for his purple color (which I had never seen on a betta before) but he turned out to be the friendliest little fish who comes up to the surface to say hi when you talk to him.

What makes your betta special to you?

He keeps me company and watching him actively swim around his tank provides me literally hours of entertainment.

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

Currently I am in the process of breeding my betta with a marbled blue and white female. LJ has fully recovered from a spell of fin rot and is making some great bubble nests. He is a very docile male, and I love watching him flare up and dance for my little female before darting away, waiting for her to follow.