So of course I bought myself another betta. After losing almost all of mine due to a mystery disease, I was devastated. Since I work at Petsmart, I always see the bettas everyday and last week one caught my eye - a beautiful dragonscale DT boy. Well, after a week of him still being in that cup (and being active at that), I knew it was time for me to take him home and give him my open (uncontaminated) 3g tank. I bought him before my shift so he was my register buddy all day.
I adore him, he's already really beginning to show personality and recognize me! His name is Tiberius, but I call him Tibby lol.
Please excuse the water stains. Rough week = tank was not wiped down. Another interesting fact - I asked the Pet Care Manager where the bettas came from and she said she's pretty sure they come from overseas. The shipment Tibby came in had very young bettas and considering how small he is, I think he's still quite young. Given the size of the others he came in with, I'd say a few months. When I got him to flare, his beard was also quite small, so I really think he'll grow a little more. He also has one shorter, stubby ventral so I'm waiting to see if it'll regrow. If not, it gives him character! He ate immediately after coming home, so I'd say he settled pretty quickly. :)