Well, we are trying for the third time on a betta. This time we got it from our local "bird" store which carries tropical fish. One thing different about this one, no name yet, is he wanted to eat right as soon as I got him in the 3 gal tank! He ate about 3 betta bites and mabe a flake or two. I was observing him after I put him in, and he was trying to eat some of the vegetation I had in there, so thought he might as well get some of the right food!
I found out he is a veil tail betta, a common fish store betta that is usually hardier than the more fancy type. Let's hope so.
The other two, that didn't make it, never seemed to want to eat. But this one sure did. Time will tell.
The first one didn't las 24 hours, the second one lasted about a week. So, we'll see what this guy does.