Man! My betta freaks out whenever I try to take a picture....I have a few I need to upload of him in his younger days. Mine is now an old man (about four and a half), and he's beginning to show his age...not more glamour shots for him
But I LOOOOVE bettas - I work at a fish store and recommend them left and right. So many parents buy a very small tank (5 gal
or less) for their kid's room, and are disappointed they cant get a bala shark or leaf fish in there
I'm a master at talking up the betas...I tell them how hearty and old my fish is (many parents are nervous about loosing a fish and having to explain death to a child), how active and interested in me he is, and - the cherry on top - how his beautiful colors came out when I switched him to a good diet and gave him a good home.
I love my fish as an individual, but in general I LOVE bettas because I rarely have to take one as a return/exchange. Such an undemanding and beautiful fish!