Herb and his friends
This is our new Betta fish Herb. We got him for my wife's birthday last week. An interesting thing I learned about Betta fish as I prepared to buy him is that they don't like other Betta fish. In fact if you hold a mirror up to them they try to fight the reflection. I thought this might be an interesting thing to try once or twice when we got the fish, however I have since realized that fish tanks are made out of glass. Glass reflects images. So poor herb spends all of his time either trying to fight the sides of his aquarium or cowering in the roman columns that decorate his cage in order to avoid the "other fish". I still think it is a better life than at the pet store in a three inch jar.