Originally Posted by shyanne
Ooh, he is lovely!
Thanks! I got really lucky with him. There are very few LFS in the south Puget Sound area so I was at Petco getting a new thermometer and they had just gotten a box full of new Bettas. I couldn't resist taking a peek. He was in a bag full of "Delta Tail Males." The gal unpacking the box offered to put him in a cup so I could see him (was in a tiny bag full of blue water) and when I saw him I just had to have him. Poor guy is very shy still but I love him. I've only gotten him to flare once but when he did, I could see his tail is a full on HM! The ones marked as HMs were all DTs. The fish at the Petcos are not identified correctly at all.
I went back later in the day to see what else got unpacked and there was a jet black and beautifully irridescent male HM... but he was labeled as a HM King or some such (go figure) and as such, quite a bit more expensive. And, I don't have another tank for him so I had to pass. But he was gorgeous!