If you look at them there easy to confuse. I am surprised you have a 30 gallon. Did you know all bamboo shrimp are wild caught. I was implying that it was Amano because they can run on land and fit your description. Sorry.
Bought 5 more bettas for $14. I was checking out and the lady asked " do you know how to properly care for them? Females are semi aggressive and males you can't keep together." I WAS LIKE, " I ALREADY HACE 5 BETAS! I KNOW HOW TO CARE FOR THEM." That shut her up. She still looked at me like I was nuts.
I don't know if this has been said or not, but I was just at my local petco and saw a whole display dedicated to "baby bettas" my mom thought they were adorable but I was sickened. These guys weren't even an inch long and only had the bare beginnings of color tinting their fins.
Argh! I'm not a perfect fish parent, but come on, really? Baby fish?
Haha, chances are most people buying a betta won't know the difference.
For whoever gets that one... lucky them. CT's are generally more expensive that VTs. Where I got my CT, he was $13 and the VTs were about $6.
At walmart here, the CTs are about $6 and the VTs only about $3.