I recently bought my nearly-3-year-old niece a Beta Fish. Her first pet. I figured something low-maintenance would be best, and Betas are relatively hard to kill. She loves her pet. She named him "Fish," and I think that makes sense, since it's not like he can come if she calls him. Anyways, after seeing her joy, I decided to get one for myself as well. He is just a delight, I love seeing him swimming in his little tank on the windowsill. And the cats love to watch him as well. For awhile I was feeding Mr. Chips (his name...fish and chips) on live mosquito larvae that I fished out of my rain barrels. But he was eating so many that his little tummy would get sort of bloated, so I had to switch him back to flakes. He's been decidedly sulky since I put him back on the store-bought food, but oh well. So anyway, on a whim I picked up another one tonight at the pet store. I know that you cannot put two male Betas in a tank together, because they beat the tar out of each other. So I got a female. Mr. Chips has got hisself a girlfriend. You should have seen him when I put her in the tank with him. The fins came out, the gills puffed up, and Mr. Chips put on the Barry White routine. "Hello, baby.... You new in this tank?" He's still showing off as I type this, swirling and dancing through the water for her. She's being coy and standoffish for now, but I can see she is defintiely intrigued by him. So has anyone had a pair of Betas before? I'm not sure what to do with babies, if any come about.