Here are two of mine, what I think are fancy bettas.
Azeroth: (I just got him Monday, the lighting is terrible but he's got lots of irradesent colors)
Forrest was a special fish as his name implies. I actually sent my sister to the pet store with money and told her just to get a unique betta for me. Well they bought a CT and overpaid for him. Then I realized when I put it in the tank he was paralyzed from the stomach down and could not swim. Then I saw he had severe fin rot. Oh yeah, and he wouldn't eat.
I bought a votive holder and gave him as much water as I possibly could without him not being able to reach the surface. It was maybe an inch deep...I had to change it everyday. I had to feed him peas with a toothpick because he hadn't eaten for a month.
Finally one day he started eating bloodworms so for a few months I fed him that. Now he eats normal pellets *shrugs*
(^^This is the pic of him when I first got him)
This is Forrest 9 months later (on the 25th- sorry about all the blurry pics, he wouldn't hold still and didn't feel like flaring lol):
(Of course now that I'm done taking pics he's over there flaring at his reflection *rolls eyes*)