A little history first. My grandmother was taking care of my cousin's betta while she was away. Unfortunately, it lived in a bowl, about a gallon or two of water with a little plastic palm tree. They didn't know much about keeping fish. It lived a few years and died. Everyone was sad about it. My cousin's friend thought that because my grandmother took such good care of the fish and spent a lot of time watching it and talking to it, she must really like having a fish for a pet. So, a couple weeks ago, he surprised my grandmother with a visit and a new pet. She knows how I am with fish, so she first thought to call me. Good thing she did because, again, the fish was in a plastic bowl with about a half-gallon of water. The next day I showed up at her house with a 5 gallon tank complete with filter, light, silk plants, little rock cave, etc. She sat there stunned as I explained to her the nitrogen cycle, the needs of fish, and how wrong people at pet stores usually are. For example, the directions on the little bowl the betta came in was "feed one to two times per week." Ehem... okey: :;smack Anyway, I started the tank with a filter from my tank that has been established for 7 years while her filter was running on my tank. Everything has been going very well. Her beautiful Delta Tail betta (that's what it said on the bowl), Wanda (like I said before, they didn't know much about fish), is very happy and healthy. I stop by every week anyway to visit, so now I add a water change to my visits. I do all the work for her, since I knew when I bought the tank for her that it would be too much for her to handle. I take care of the work, and she only has to feed him and talk to him. I can see that he has grown a lot over the past 2 weeks. Here he is. I love the little blue spot on the tip of is nose. And the tank.