I am so glad God made bettas. Little Adya is such a treasure. So beautiful, so spirited, so fiercely herself and yet like all bettas as well.
And I'm so glad He made such a broad genetic pallet for human breeders to work with! In my weeks-long search for my 'dream betta,' I have seen so many gloriously beautiful fish it just staggers my mind. It is like walking through a display of living jewels. And all from Betta splendens and its closest relations. So many patterns and colors and finnage varieties, all teased out into view by the passionate fascination of the fish's admirers, yet all such potential secretly wrought by the genius of the Creator. What a delightful collaboration, as it was meant to be!