I finally went over to Petco today after running a few errands. It was raining heavily, it was humid and the bus was cramped and smelled a little off-color...
But I arrived at Petco, a whole half-hour later, only to be disappointed by the stock they had.
They had TONS of crowntails (particularly females), but none of them appealed to me. They were all very dark-- too dark for my tastes. Then they had some opaque/yellow Bettas but one of them looked like his anal fin was getting a serious case of finrot and another looked as if he was bleeding...?
Furthermore, the only cute female CT that I liked was dead in her cup.
She was all white with red fins.
Upon noticing this, I pointed it out to one of the store workers and he removed the Betta immediately. I asked if I got a free Betta for pointing out the dead one; he said no.
But I did get offered a discount on food and water conditioner for later.
I saw ONE fish that might have caught my fancy; a purple/green/brown/yellow/blue Delta male. I mean, woah this fish was like a hippie!
He was handsome, but he didn't strike a personal chord with me, as did Tian-Tian and Taco.
So no fish today. Perhaps next week, when I finally get some funds in my bank account. Hopefully by then there will be new stock and I'll be ready to bring my new buddy home.