I got Marty the betta because I had found a spare fish bowl and, well, you know. LOL But it's one of those with the flat sides and getting him out so I could clean it, without using a net -- which I don't want to do, I always worry about hurting them, so I use a little glass and he swims into it very cooperatively -- is a problem. I went to Petsmart for bird food and they had plastic fish bowls for a reasonable price, so I got him one and put him in it. He's still deciding if he likes it. I thought it was the same size as Wally's bowl but it's actually smaller. But then, Marty's smaller than Wally. He still has plenty of room. Now, however, I have a spare bowl again. Which means I'm thinking someone ought to be in that bowl. And the female bettas were only $2.49. I wouldn't breed them, of course. I would put her in that third bowl and line her up with the boys but not so close that they would get agitated. The boys can see each other, but at a distance, and they don't seem to be interested in each other at all. I also got them some blood worms because I read that bettas really like those. The boys tasted them but kind of shrugged. I wonder if I could give them to Ringo. She likes meal worms very much.
I just found my post from when I got Wally. It was a year in July. I didn't realize I'd had him that long. Anybody know how long bettas live? He's very lively.