Welcome the two new members of our family - Cutie and Josie. They are bettas, fish that are found in mud puddles around Thailand. Amazing that they can end up in little plastic containers in a pet store in Seattle. You know how I feel about this topic.
Anyhoo, I don't remember what sparked the girls' interest in fish ownership but they wanted one or some. After a few weeks of begging and nagging, Bryce and I agreed they could each have one. The girls had to buy the fish with their allowance and be responsible for feeding them. We supplied the bowl, rocks, food, plant. The woman at the pet shop recommended bettas or white clouds for the girls. She said goldfish were too poopy. The girls thought this was hilarious.
We are all enjoying the fish. I find myself not so much watching them but checking on them. Are you dead yet? Are you dead yet? I had a series of gold fish in college and none of them lasted more than a week or so. I don't have high hopes for these guys either.
Do any of you have experience with bettas? Tell me what we're in for.