Hi there. I am new to this site. I have always had at least 1 betta most of my life but went without when I moved abroad for 4 years. I moved back to the states, and when cleaning out my basement last week I found my old 2 gallon hexagonal acrylic tank. (actually, I don't know if it's 1.6 or 2 gallon. It is 10.5" tall).
So I got a betta. Found one I loved (blue and red half moon double tail male) went home to decide if I wanted to spend more $$ for a nice betta, went back the next day and he was gone. I found this guy there that I overlooked the day before. His body is silver, one fin (forgive me but I don't know what that one is called) is solid red, and his tail and other fins are a lilac color. He is a double tail and his eyes are big and yellow.
Ok, so this photo does him no justice at all. He doesn't have a tint of blue, even though it seems like it in the photo. Maybe it's because the acrylic of his tank is all scratched. In good lighting his fins are a solid lilac color towards the center and a lighter color towards the edges. He does have light red highlights on his bottom fin.
When I got him, his head looked nearly black and he was so nervous and shy. In only a few days it has lightened up to match his body and he's become as bold as to "cuddle" my hand when I was putting a plant in his tank for him!
His body is shiny silver (and in the light it looks light a light lilac color). Is that what's called a dragon betta?
Anyway, he's enchanted my husband, and he sits happily ontop of my jewelery tower (low enough for my 3 year old daughter to admire him but high enough for her to not harrass him
) I just can't decide on a name right now either, which is why I haven't used a name to refer to him yet XD