Top update, I went to pick up the bettas today...
I have some good news and bad news.
While they still had my VT, the CT wasn't there. I guess something had happened to him, poor guy.
They had JUST recieved a new shipment of bettas, and they had an amazing white marble DT! So I bought him instead. His marble patterns are a dark blue!
I also bought a 3.3 gallon critter keeper today, and I put my dropsy boy in it. I'll be heading out on Monday to get divider materials, so my new DT can share a tank with Renard. I need another tank to put my white VT/new VT in, but my aunt was NOT happy with the tank I bough today. So I don't know what will be happening there...
Both of the new fish are doing great. The DT is a bit shy, but the VT flares like crazy! He has already started a bubble nest in his breeding trap.