So I caved and went and got the King Betta who stole my heart. Here he is in his new home, an Elcipse 6. I swear, this is the last betta. :D At least that's what I told my husband.
He's VERY shy. He hates me, hates the camera so I didn't get many good pics. From what I've read online about the Kings they're considered half giant plakats. I think his color is Wild Type, based on the color guide here.
Here's the puppy face that stole my heart.
Here's the whole tank from the back. It's my standard setup I guess. Driftwood, wisteria, anubias nana. :P I'm not terribly creative. I always go for natural. It has some growing in to do. He likes hiding under the driftwood 'cave'.