Hello MattsBettas and eatmice2010!
Thanks for clearing up that he was a veiltail @:)
When I went to the local aquarium to pick him up, I held up every single betta that was there to figure out which guy was for me. The second I picked up Picasso, he was super alert, swam and showed off his fins for me! I had intended on getting a blue guy but I couldn't resist him. Even when I turned the bowl around in midair he still kept up with my eyes. lol <3 at first sight
Anyways, now he gives me "high fives" before I feed him and he is an attention *****. I want to get him a snail friend but I am unsure as to whether or not Picasso will eat his little antenna things.
One thing at a time I guess @:)
I will probably post my cycling questions the day I fill up the tank (or filter through the posts available).
I am trying to figure out which substrates to use, though. I think I would like black and white sand that I can "marble" or create depth of design in the tank, but I also want it to be beneficial for plants later. Any recommendations?