Originally Posted by aemaki09
It's not really normal to find in a store, but it does happen. Just means he's pretty young or his growth was stunted from being in bad conditions.
If you got him from petco it'd be pretty likely that he was a "baby betta" that they never sold and when he colored up they moved him into an adult cup.
He's really cute though!
He came from Pet-smart. I don't buy fish from Petco due to how badly run the local one is.
Originally Posted by TheCheese909
Are we sure he's a HMD? Maybe it's just because he's not fully grown, all of the hmd i've seen have massive finnage and look almost like a regular hm until you look closely and see that the tail is two pieced.
His tail really appears to be two separate pieces except for a small bit at the base where it is joined.. It's what they had him labeled as as well (though we all know that's not always a good way to tell due to mislabel).