So... I made the ever dreaded trip to the pet store as I knew I would be coming home with another betta. Of course I only went in to get some snails for my tanks. Walked out with two plecos and two female crown tail juvies as they didn't have any snails. (well they had some nerites (?), but they were "private store snails". He's ordering me some apple snails.
So I've got two plecos in my ten gallon right now. (Yes I know bad size for them, but they're about an inch long and my tank has horrible algae right now. A friend's already said she'll take them for her 40 gallon tank when they get bigger.)
Then mom and I went to check out the bettas. Horrible conditions. They had two juvie males in maybe half gallon square box shaped "bowls." Three of the cups were so green you couldn't see the Cambodian males in it. They also had just gotten in a shipment of adult female "regular bettas" which turned out to be VTs. And a shipment of juvie gorgeous colored CTs. They had a few stunning cambodian females, one wildtype (?) female, 2 turquoise females, 2 blue marbled, and one juvie black and red male CT was in the tank with the females. All these were mayyyyybe an inch long if you were blinking when you measured. I wound up with one of the turquoise females (ultimately plan to breed her to the male in my avatar- Atlas) and one of the blue marbles. I've never been a big marbling fan, but she's actually really pretty. She's got black eyes, and black "lip liner" around her mouth. She's also got a tiny bit of red on her tail. The blue female has the typical black head with a greenish wash to her. She also has what I laughed at when I saw her. She's got the black head, but looks like a blue frown above her nose. Just a tiny tiny strip of blue that looks like maybe a mustache? I've got to get a better camera to take pics, but here's some from when I got them in the car from the store. It's raining and miserable out today, so no natural light to take photos.
Also got some java moss for the tank. He's ordering me some moss balls. He had some, but they were the kind that sink to the bottom, and I wanted the floating ones.
Her tail is split, but don't know if it's possible for her to be a DT CT or if she's just been nipped.
As you can tell my phone does not like to take close ups, but rather focuses more on what's behind whatever I'm taking the picture of. lol I will get more pics once they settle in. I need names for these two plus the plecos. I'm thinking of calling the plecos Leroy and Jethro lol.