Hi all! I've finally found a nice forum to talk about bettas! I go to the School of Environmental Studies in MN, and decided I would foray back into fishiness by purchasing a betta! He is from PetSmart, which I would not reccomend to anyone AT ALL. The water was disgusting and they all looked so sad. I literally replaced most of the water in the first day for him... His colors have way improved, there is a slight red tinge on the edge of his fins and his head is turning red almost. I named him Epsilon, because I could come up with no better name and he is a beta fish after all, right? He is currently in a .5 gallon tank that is refreshed 100% about once a week and 10-15% every other day. He has a silk plant and a small heater since the school is always pretty cold. He loves to hang behind it or sulk in his plant whenever I have the cover off for light and a boxelder bug falls in. (opps, better clean that up!) I usually give him my mirror for half the week, and he loves to spin circles around his tank. Yeah, I know the tank is VERY small, but it is the best I can do for the space and I am eyeing up a nice to house him over the break and hopefully the rest of the year!