This is my first post here, but I've been into fish for years. At the peak (15 years ago) I had 5 freshwater tanks, from 10 to 50 gallons, and 2 saltwater tanks. Now I only have three fish right now, all pets for the kids (teaching responsibility to four year old twins), and all from local chain stores, and they're veiltails.
Today I was cruising through a local store and saw a shelf label that said "Male crowntail betta" and they were going cheap. There were a couple crowntails there, but most of the fish on the shelf were male plakats. No doubt about it. I've wanted plakats for years, but never seen them in a store. Do I really need more fish? Well, it's probably not a need, but do I really want to pass up this chance to get a couple locally?