A few months ago, before Christmas, I was in Petsmart getting things for my cat and went to see how th bettas were doing. This particular store isn't that great with their fish care, so I wasn't expecting much ... until I saw a gorgeous array of newly shipped bettas. I had my eye on a dark red marble CT, with a solid black dorsal and a clear tail ... he was so handsome, active, flaring, healthy, bubblenest around the rim of his cup. But I couldn't get him at the time and walked away. A few months later I was back at the same store. I was checking out the bettas yet again, and saw the same CT. His fins were shrivelled up, he looked so thin and sickly, his water was disgusting ... I wanted to get him, but chose Ghost instead. I haven't regretted getting Ghost because I love him dearly, but I do think about that beautiful CT quite often and what could have been.