My new blue with redwash HM, that I got from PetSmart a week ago, died last night, possible from the "Mystery Disease."
I wasn't going to get a new one. "Two is enough
," I said.... But I went back to Petsmart to show them the one that had died. They sent me to talk to an employee, who was standing right next to the Bettas.... I pretended I didn't see them.
The employee asked, "Do you want a replacement?"
and waved at the line of Bettas behind me, "or a refund?
I couldn't resist turning around.... And there he was. Looking at me. Flaring his little green, red and white fins. I couldn't help thinking, "He'd be PERFECT for the Christmas Betta Contest!"
These pictures were taken while he was floating in his icky-cup, acclimating. (He's a little darker than the first picture... His coloring is more like the 2nd picture.) There's also white around the edges of his fins, but it doesn't show up well in these photos.