I've had many Bettas throughout the years, and most living for many years, but Christmas 2009 I got a half moon marble betta (white/purple) and he died just a few months later, to this day I am still unsure why.
On Friday I couldn't resist going to the pet store and they had about 8 red male (vt maybe?) bettas all cooped up in tiny cups and most were very sickly looking. I picked one out and took him home.. After looking at him this evening I am almost positive that he has fin rot, so I will have to start treating that. I am so excited to get his new home tomorrow, with lots of accessories and decorations! (I wasn't really planning on bringing one home Friday, so I wasn't prepared). But he seems happy now and his color has changed even within the last 2 days, he looks a lot more healthy and he has been making a bubble nest all day and he loves chasing my finger around the tank!
Anyway, here he is!
If someone could tell me what kind he is I would really appreciate it.. Also if you look closely could you tell me if the black lining around his fins is fin rot? Just so I know for sure.. Thanks!!