This post by Jennifer Flaten
We’ve gone Betta crazy in this house. No, Betta isn’t a new slang word for mega or ultra. Although, we could try to get that started–dude that new movie was so Betta! Eh, probably won’t catch on.
When you see them at the pet store, they are resting blissfully at the bottom of the tank. This leads you to believe they are a nice calm fish. After all, they’re fish, what’s there to get upset about. Well, everything, apparently.
They are actually surly little buggers that are so aggressive they have to be kept in in small isolation tanks.
Now, we are home to two Betta fish because when you have twins you need to have to of everything including fish that can’t stand one another.
If you have such fish, you need two tanks (of course you do) and you need accessories for your fish. Did you know fish need accessories? I didn’t but my girls quickly schooled me on Betta fish needs.
Did I mention we have three cats? Naturally, the cats will consider the two Betta fish a very tasty snack indeed. The bowl? Well, that is just a fish vending machine according to the cats.
Both fish, in separate tanks now reside in the bathroom. That is the only place where we ha e enough room for two tanks, and can keep the door closed so that cats can’t practice their fishing skills.
The first Betta fish lasted two weeks. This weekend marks the one-week anniversary for the new arrivals. Fingers are crossed that these two continue to wave their fins aggressively for a good long time.
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