Ok, so he isn't really gold per-say... more yellow and white cellophane. Either way he wasn't all that attractive in the dark pet shop I bought him in, honestly it took me half an hour to pick a betta but I kept coming back to him. Now I'm glad I did. He has so many colors that come out in the sunlight from green to pink, even some blue. Sad to say, I will not be keeping him, he is actually going to be a gift to my grandmother. I'm setting her up a quaint little 3 gallon planted tank for Christmas and even though he might not be her favorite color (green) he is basically a pandoras box and i cant wait to see how he changes as he matures.
Sorry for the crappy pic, between my camera and the fish neither would cooperate enough to get a decent pic.
Right now he is chilling in a heated half gallon betta bowl with a few plants until his 3 gallon arrives. A bit of food, stress coat and aqua salt and he's already flaring at his reflection. A happy and healthy little fish