At least, I think he's HM. When I released him into his tank he didn't trust the gravel. Or the plants. Or the walls. Or anything. I'm pretty sure fully flared he'll be a true HM.
A couple of days ago, BettaStarter24 sent me a picture of a beautiful, healthy EE HMPK at PetSmart. The poor guy has chewed off most of his pecs due to stress.
After finishing our shift at our internship (we both opened yesterday) she drove me over to PetSmart to 'just look' at him. Needless to say, he's now exploring his temporary home of a medium KK. He'll get at least a 3 gallon tank within the week; I close a few times this week so I just have to find time to drive out to PetSmart. I didn't like any of the tanks the PetSmart she found him in was offering. I'm hoping that in the new tank he'll let his pecs grow back.
I had basically everything to set up another fish (gravel, silk plants, the KK, etc.) and my thought process was, "Hell, I'm already in this deep. Why not?"
No name yet.