Thank you both so much for your kind words! Yes, I am a proud Betta Mom. All my boys are wonderful, but Myst is the sweetest. Floyd is stand-offish, and Draco is constantly trying to intimidate me with all his flaring and flashing around his tank.
The tank Myst is in is still "under construction," because I don't have the driftwood quite right (for me..... the tank dwellers seem to like it just fine). I keep trying to grow water sprite in there, but it fades and dies off. Funny, because it flourishes in Floyds smaller tank. I think it has something to do with the lighting.......
I know just how you feel about Myst being the sweetest. Marty is a bored little thing most of the time who simply "puts up" with me when I feed him otherwise wants to watch TV; and the girls have been so naughty lately and such a cause of concern with their health problems that I haven't been able to really "enjoy" them even though I love them all. But my little Alexander is a darling, he comes to me and wants to be petted and loved and made over. He is ready to play all the time and while I believe it is because he is very young and he is going to "grow out of it", it makes my heart feel good.
Very very nice tank, and very handsome betta as Rose said. I've noticed some of you ladies have this knack of 'layering' your tanks which it never occured to me to do, I just decorated with a variety of different colored stones on the bottom and planted different heights of plants with duckweed floating on the top. Very nice looking, your tank.
Thank you, poe! I guess that we ladies take our love of decorating and interior design beyond curtains and furniture. I love to arrange my aquariums in a way that they look like more than a "fish tank"..... almost like a living work of art.
Myst is indeed my favorite betta boy. He's learned that if I place my finger against the glass wherever he is at the moment, if he swims to the front he'll get food or treats. So he doesn't have to dash to the front every time I walk by the tank, but can go about his fishy business. Smart little fishies, aren't they?