I got Shane a little over three months ago, and he was a pale peach color when I bought him.
This photo was taken a couple days after I brought him home.
And this is Shane today. (Well, this photo is actually a week or two old.)
(Can anyone confirm he's actually a vieltail? I thought he was... but his tail seems to have a more round-ish quality to it.)
So, I decided to divide Shane's 10Gall, and get another betta!
Not as pretty as those beauties on aquabid, but I feel like I'm making a difference in the life of two pet shop bettas who would have otherwise ended up in small bowls. I actually saw a kid and their parents picking out a betta and one of those cube 'tanks' when I bought Shane. :[