He is beautiful! I wish I could have one without my kitties bothering him.
I didn't know that they will grow to the size of their environment, and stuck one by himself in a 27 gallon tank. He grew to be huge. He was fine with the other fish I eventually put in there with him. the pet store said it was ok as long as the other fish did not have the flowing fins like another betta. He would swim with the black mollies like he was one of them.
We worked for a guy that would throw his in the same tank occasionally and let them fight. It was kind of a rotten thing to do, but it was interesting to watch them go about it. The will lock lips and roll over and over. He never let them fight for long, and they didn't really seem to hurt each other. He wanted me to bring by big guy over and fight him, but I never would. You would think there would be something more interesting to do on Friday nights in Kansas City than watch fish fights.