Introducing the newest member of our family...
I know. It's kind of a crazy name for a male fish. But we asked Ella what she wanted to name him, and Xena was her choice. I don't know where she got it. Unless she is remembering that that was her womb name when she was a fetus. But, I find that highly unlikely.
So, he sits on our dining room table, and we feed him at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and I have to say, I really like the fish. And I'm pretty sure he likes me, too. Because every time I come by the bowl, he swims around like crazy doing his little beta dance for me.
Long term, I think he's going to get rocks and a plant. But we decided on a $10 limit for a new pet, and since the fish cost $4, and the food cost $3, he was lucky that he even got a bowl. Otherwise we would have had to keep him in the bathroom sink. And that would have been awkward for house guests.