Tyson: His eyes are so black, like coal. I guess what drew me to him was that he needed some help getting back to health. He's a cute little guy though, I don't regret getting him. I love seeing him eat ... those little things that make him a step closer to optimum health. Yeah, it makes me happy that he's happy.
Inigo: There were about five different orange HMs at the store, but he drew me in because he GLARED at me. Like "TAKE ME OR I EAT YOU!" but I left him while I found Tyson ... then came back to get him. He was also in a tiny narrow cup that was kind of filthy. He's a beautiful fella ... I'm happy I got him. And he still glares at me, lol!
Heliotrope: Lavender bettas are one of my absolute favourite betta colours. Plus he's a lovely fish too. I was only going for him, but ended up getting the two above also :)
Peaseblossom: Saw him waaaaay in a back shelf, in the dark. He looked so sad. Peasey's a little sweetheart ... and I love orange dals.
Marilyn: What can I say? Except a tankful of tiny little female CTs. I wanted one. That one was Marilyn :D
Soleil: I'd been looking for another CT to fill in Vlad's empty tank ... and he was right there, under the light. A shiny yellow boy I knew I had to get.
Kasterborous: Love at first sight for this boy! He was in the darkness behind every other betta, no light. But he had a bubblenest as thick as my finger in his cup and that was that, plus he flared mightily at me. And I trembled beneath his imperious gaze. Kas is a total goofball ... he flares everytime he sees me. Or a pellet. Or my cat.
Adric: Well the day I got him I also couldn't find my glasses, so I was stumbling around the store until I found the bettas. And Adric was the only red boy there. His tail was chewed in half and for some reason he had only one ventral fin. I couldn't say no to him. He's such a character. Adric is slowly regaining his finnage. His ventral is still stubby but it's so flippin' adorable ^__^
Xochipilli: He was the "test guy" to see if I could get reactions from the other bettas. And I ended up bringing him home instead. Xochi is a gorgeous betta ... he knows it too!
Moon: Saving the best for last. Moon was part of a selection from Canadabettas. The store I got him from has a deal with the breeder, so every month or so they go to Montreal and pick out some bettas. I believe Moon was in the very first or second batch of Canadabetta's fish, because I recall seeing him waaaaay way back in April. He was being sold with his sister as a breeding pair, but she got sold leaving Moon alone. Weeks passed by, and I kept seeing Moon at the store. He battled velvet, finrot, tailbiting ... everything. And then weeks turned into two solid months. I happened to be at the store chatting about bettas with the manager. As I pointed out Moon and told her how long he'd been there, she started bagging him right there ... and handed him to me. She gave him to me. I walked out happy, and knowing that however long it took I would get Moon back to his old beautiful self. So, a month or so later since I've had him. His tail has grown back, he's healthy and incredibly feisty. I love my Mooney. :)
Babadook (Copper Yellow Marble HMPK) / Quill (Brown Tabby and White Pancake Monster)[/FONT]
Last edited by fleetfish; 07-28-2011 at 11:09 PM.