Yeah the same thing happened to me. I just assumed that he was in one of the rocks!
The tank should be cycled by now, but the store was closed early today (new year's I guess). I considered putting in Vladimir for the picture, but he's in a community tank so I don't want to stress him out and cause him to attack one of my other fish.
This is a picture of my stepsister's female veiltail betta, Mystery, and her tank (2 gallon Top Fin). If you're wondering why I'm taking credit for her tank, I help take care of mystery and I don't have a betta of my own at the moment (I had one for about four years, but he died a few weeks ago ) lol.
This is the temporary home of Alpha, my betta, (until my boyfriend finds his 5gal for him). And yes, I know it's pronounced bet-ah not bay-tah, but I don't care lol. I got him as a Christmas gift from my boyfriend (I had him picked out & paid for, my man just reimbursed me lol). He's supposedly a halfmoon (that's what we paid for & what was ordered) but he looks more like a delta tail to me. What do you all think? I've never been able to get him to fully flare and I've had him for a week tomorrow.
His apartement comes complete with rocks from all over British Columbia's lakes, rivers and oceans, as well as a rock or two from Lincolnshire, Some of the gravel from inside the gates of Buckingham Palace and a few more rocks from Edinburgh. I boiled all the rocks for 10 mins each to sterilize them and remove any chemicals or salt residues.
Also, does anyone know what his plant is called? I bought it at a local Petland, and don't remember what it was called.
He's much happier since I made the little cave in the back. He's blowing his little bubblenest here which it much larger now (as I write the post!)