Hi, my name is Swimmy!
What kind of fish am I? I am a Betta splendens. Usually, I’m just called “Betta" (pronounced with the same sound as better) or “Siamese fighting fish.”
What do I like? I love to eat, swim and stare at people. I love it when people say “Hi Swimmy.” I also like warm, clean water and things I can hide behind.
What do I dislike? I don’t like sharing my space with other Bettas. I’m much happier having the whole tank to myself. My other dislike is cold water. I need a heater to keep me at a toasty 78 degrees.
Is it true that I would be happy living in a tiny cup or bowl? NO! Pet stores might tell you this is true, but I really need a tank that holds at least one gallon of water, or even two gallons, for a tank like my home.
Do you have any questions for me?