I’m thinking of setting up a second aquarium. We have an unused 10 gallon gathering dust in the garage; maybe I’ll have a go at making a Walstad-style planted aquarium, and use it as home for a single pampered betta.
I always feel bad for those abused bettas in the rows of little plastic cups at the pet shop. I’m not sure if I’m anthropomorphizing, but I’ve always felt, watching bettas, as if they have a rich emotional life, more so, maybe, than other fish. I think it might just be that they’re more expressive than other fish, trailing those grand fins behind them or flaring them out to display.
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