I got it at Petco...it was in a tub that identified it as male, but it is small, an inch or so, not particularly pretty, but pretty active. I guess I got it because it didn't have all of the flourishes and I felt sorry for it, like Charlie Brown and the Xmas tree. I'm gonna name it Sue, after the Johnny Cash song , "A Boy Named Sue" since it was sold as a male. Or maybe I should call it "Pat" like the old SNL sketches.
Anyway, is this really a betta, and could it possibly be just young, or is it not really a male?
It may be fugly, but he/she/it is all about exploring the new tank, mainly near the middle and top near the water.