Dont worry. i have kept many a betta in my day. i know many people suggest against this, but you should tap on the plastic. if he doesnt fan out at all, i would not get him. i would try petco, i like their variety, they have some ggggoooooorrrrggggeeeoooouuuussss bettas,...., though it can get just a tad expensive.....
i you have your heart compleeeeeettllyyy set on him....i would give him an anti-fungal remedy and put about two teaspoons aquarium salt per gallon. hope i helped. :)
i looovvveeee you! delta tails are my alltime favs!
i once found a half-moon delta tail male in blue and steel, holy cow, he was amazing, but i already had a betta and this amazing one cost 15 dollars. :(
any ways, i would say not to get the one you wanted before, medicine runs high for fish and he will most likely die, sorry
I hate to break it to you.. Looks like a very badly labelled veiltail. I could be wrong but his anal fin is shaped differently than my deltatail's all along the belly. The fin damage on this poor fish is pretty bad. Rescue him, put him in some nice warm clean water. Don't need to add salt or anything yet, let's just see what he looks like in fresh water!
I agree with Laki. This guy looks like my Templeton when I got him. Same color, same condition. He is doing great now, two weeks later. All I did was give him clean water and a larger place to swim. He's quite the comical fish too.
Wow, what a difference! I hate to think what the manager will do to "medicate" the fish. Bettas are credit items on stock so dead ones can be credited back for live ones in the next shipment. I bet they add methalyne blue and do nothing else. Chances are he'll die and be replaced next shipment. Such a waste of life pet stores are :<