Veil Tail, blue, Male

How did you choose the name for your betta?

I named him after the Asian Pet Shop owner who reminded me a lot of Mr. Miyagi from the movie, The Karate kid (the original)

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

I got him not long after I got my first aquarium. My brother bred Betta Fish as a young man and I’ve always wanted to own one too. Multi Tank Syndrome really hit me hard and Mr. Miyagi played a key role during that “illness”. Ha ha!

What makes your betta special to you?

The fact that he was my first, and that he is the reason I have fallen in love with these little fish.

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

Sadly I lost Mr. Miyagi due to my ignorance and from following bad advice by the Pet Store employees. Mr. Miyagi was in a small 10L tank with a filter but no heater. I also followed their feeding guidelines and I suspect that I probably over-fed him. This combined with the cooler water is probably what killed him, as cooler water causes slower metabolism. I’m sorry little dude….it wasn’t intentional. Knowing what I know now, it upsets me when I see these fish perched on a counter top in a “tank” the size of a coffee mug, it’s just wrong!