How did you choose the name for your betta?
He just looks like a Mr. Fishy, don’t you think? Very dapper.
Is there a story behind your betta – when were you first united?
Mr. Fishy was originally my coworker’s betta, but was kept in a horrible vase-like container with no filter or heater. I begged my coworker to let me care for the fish, coworker relented and actually let me keep the fish. I took Mr. Fishy home and he has been mine ever since!
What makes your betta special to you?
He is my first rescue. When I adopted him from my coworker, he had the beginnings of fin rot. We had a terrible health scare – didn’t think he was going to make it! But he pulled through and is very happy in his planted 5 gallon! He is very active despite never fully regrowing out his tail, swims all over the tank, and is especially wiggly when I come near the glass. He eats off my finger and is very smart!
Is there anything else you would like to add about your betta?
Mr. Fishy is actually my second betta. Years ago (when I was uneducated), I had another betta. I didn’t do my best for him. Through Mr. Fishy, I have been able to learn proper fish care, and I hope to keep him happy for as long as possible. His success is somewhat like honoring my first betta. I love them both very much.