This is how Antigua looked when I first got him. He has since gotten more red on his fins- and spots! I love the spots. He has also gotten more green/turquoise shimmer on his body. I already had 3 bettas, but once I got Antigua I had started really researching tail types (had never heard of plakats before) and then learned plastic plants were bad. I took them out and began getting live plants...so that blue thing is gone. No worries. ;)
Here is a more recent picture. He seems to be getting darker? I would love to hear opinions on what color he is really called.and how he might continue to change.
I started making comics about him. He was constantly doing funny things and he loved to sit under the brim of this helmet ornament (which he no longer has because it doesn't look like riverbed theme).