The Fish Formerly Known As Prince May 09, 2006 1:58 PM
I went to a wedding reception about 4 years ago where instead of flowers of potted plants, I found vases with real live fish in them. They were beautiful! They were purple-my favorite color-and had long flowing fins on them. People told me they were called bettas (pronounced like the Greek letter beta-even though the aquarium society I belonged to pronounced it as its spelled.)
They told me these fish would kill each other if 2 or more are in a tank; they're also called Siamese fighting fish.
I took one home with me and named him Prince after a rock star whose favorite color is purple and who recorded a song called Purple Rain.
I loved him so much I had to have bettas of other colors & branched out into other kinds of fish and even frogs.
Prince died 5 1/2 months after I got him.
I love all kinds of creatures, so please feel free to post about snakes and piranhas if those types of creatures interest you.
My boyfriend said he wanted a piranha and that he wasn't joking.
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