Aww, thank you very much! Yes, he's mesmerizing. He's a half-moon and I tell ya, that iridescent baby blue coloring is so striking, especially in contrast to the red. He's a very nice boy---he'll go rest down by the little cory cats and they all just kinda hang out. This might make you giggle (well maybe ). My little freshwater tank is only a 30g. long so i thought I should probably just put my betta in there with maybe 1 or 2 other very small fish (for a while I thought it should only be him). A few very nice people told me it was ok to add more fish so I added 8 espei rasboras and 6 little cory cats. (actually, I first added some rn tetras and they started beating up my boy within 24 hours of being in the tank---back to the store they went). I was really "freaking" out at first though because I worried that I was overstocking my tank. LOL *sigh* Someone kindly told me that this isn't saltwater, it's really ok to have these fish in my tank. Well, they were right!!! So far my tank is doing very well although I still need to get some dry fertilizers for my plants. Thank goodness for 2n10 and others who are helping me with all of this. I'm having a lot of fun with this little tank and like learning the new water chemistry aspects of freshwater and how to keep plants alive. I pretty much know nothing but sure am trying!