Sometimes I worry that my punch lines are too obscure. This one alludes to the fact that male (and some female) Siamese fighting fish tend to get belligerent when they see things that look like themselves. Is that common knowledge? Of course, as I have mentioned, Bela gets worked up not about anything gauzy but about squarish objects. I wonder if he is a freak or if it's fairly normal for highly bred bettas to misdirect their anger. I WILL KILL THE SHAPE'S ALARM CLOCK, I WILL KILL IT DEAD
Ideally even people who don't find the punch line funny or even comprehensible will be charmed by Bela's feet. The fact is that he's so very fringy he could have feet right now and I wouldn't be able to tell.