So, I went to the pet store today and returned the four cories (I almost cried, I swear).
And so i went off, looking through the bettas. All were veiltail except for one plakat, but he was very disinterested. Then I figured, why not rescue one? I wasn't going to pay for him, techincally. So I got this guy, who has been on the shelf for 3 weeks already and hasb't looked so good.
So, he's now in my family and will be QT until he can join Bubs in the 10 gallon :)
From what I know, he's easily still growing or he's stunted.
Here's a blurry pic of him acclimating