Male Red Dragonscale Halfmoon

How did you choose the name for your betta?

My boyfriend suggested it and it stuck! Thermite is a composition of metal powder fuel and metal oxide. When ignited it sparks up quite beautifully. Thermite’s red body, with his blue scales and clear smoky fins are kind of reminiscent of his namesake 🙂

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

I found Thermite at PetCo. I went there specifically to pick out a Betta for my new 5 gallon aquarium. I was probably there for an hour or more. I kept coming back to Thermite. He wouldn’t stop flaring. At first I was kind of worried that maybe he was mental. However, I couldn’t stop coming back to him. Finally I caved and took him home! He quit flaring as soon as we got out of the pet store! I guess he just picked me and was trying to get my attention!!

What makes your betta special to you?

For one he is beautiful. However, he’s also a very special, quirky fish. I have enjoyed watching him explore his new environment.