I've been wanting fish again I have not kept any in years. I have felt really bad for the betas I see in the pet stores in those awful containers. I randomly bought some from a big box store tonight. I bought a pretty blue one that was active and the fins looked good. I also bought one I thought no one would ever buy because it's golden colored ( but not a bright yellow) with no real color it might have some slight red undertones in it's scales. It also caught my attention because it was very active and followed my finger it seemed to be looking at me.
It's late and I was going to buy a tank but I decided to leave them as is until I read up on it. I am going for supplies in the morning. I did buy an aloe based water conditioner.
I am planning to get 2 Five gallon tanks tomorrow. I don't think I will get filters yet until I get advise on them. I will put that in for the first weekly water change.
Anyway going back to the fish I bought is it ever possible for a Betta not to be colorful and still be healthy if the fish is active and eating? The water they are in is really dirty.