Decided to break down my outside bin and clean it out, and see what I had left. Just one betta:
Then I looked in the bin sitting next to it - never put any fish in it, but I threw a crayfish in there a few days ago. Saw a lil fish face right up against the plastic!! So I netted this guy out..I'm surprised. Never ever tossed food in because I didnt know he was in there, and he is one of the biggest fish so far. Unfort. hes deformed too in the spine, not sure what happened..maybe naturally, or injured him when I grabbed some plants to transfer over. Hes also got really nice color compared to the rest of the combtails!! Fin damage might have been from the crayfish
he doesnt look like hes getting blue uniformly on his scales but I guess mom doesnt either..