We've all had that one betta puppy dog eye us from its pet store cup, but you weren't ready/wanting to take home another that day, so with a heavy heart you walk away. Next time you go it's gone, and you always wonder "what if?". Lets share some stories (and pictures if you have them) of the ones that you passed up but never let you forget about them.
Just before I got Lux, there was a small steel blue & white marble CT (either plakat or female because the fins were short). I wasn't ready for another betta and all I had was my 1g QT tank. But I told myself that the next time I came in, if it was there I would get it. It was gone.
The day that I got Zip was new shipment day (or the day after). Before I saw her I was admiring some of the lovely DTs that just came in. I'm not a big fan of DTs (or so I keep telling myself...) and the ones we get in are short bodied so I know they are at risk for more issues. Well there was two I liked. One was almost pure white, but its body was extremely short and its fins were showing some damage. The other was a very nice white & blue marble. He was in good shape and I was almost almost
going to do it till I looked up one more cup and saw the two young female bettas. I knew neither would live long in the care my store gives and one was already looking ill. So I chose her over him. 2 days later I took a pic of him, he was already starting to look not so great. But better than other female that was dead.
A few days ago I went to get more water conditioner, and guess what.. new shipment of bettas... These DTs are killing me... this time there was a cambodian butterfly and an absolutely adorable white/blue/black marble. The latter is driving me insane. He was so cute, he was all white except for a black head and a little bit of blue in his dorsal. He was also very small and ahh Dx I'm gonna die if I go there and he's still there.. though I have the room I don't have the money for him. But he's torturing me in my mind with that cute face.
Anyways, if you have a story of a pretty betta you pass up and regretted, post here :)