Hello all! I am new to this site! My name is Sarah, and I have kept aquariums for about 7 years. I have always loved bettas, but I haven't owned one in a long time. In the past month, I lost both my 13-year-old golden retriever and my 17-year-old cat. It has been devastating, but I realized I HAVE
to have some life in my home... so, this past Wednesday I purchased a betta! I had restarted an old 5 gallon Eclipse tank and headed out to Petco. The Petco in my area is fairly nice. Most of their bettas looked to be in good condition.
I have always wanted a mustard gas betta, so when I saw this fella I knew I had to have him. He's a double tail who was originally marked as $10, but he had a little red sticker on his cup saying "2.99." On the receipt, the reason for the discount is labeled as "Length of stay." Poor fella must have been there for too long!
Here are some pics of when I brought him home & the next day. I don't think he's a true mustard gas, but I think he is to some capacity. One side of him is greener/more copper colored while the other is more blue.
It has been so relaxing to have a new friend in the house. I love to sit at my desk and watch him swim!