And what an awesome boy he is!
Lately I've been wanting a copper betta (like Doggyhog's Rilian [sp?]), but of course it's sometimes slim pickings around here. :P
Today I went to the petsore I got Renard from that sometimes carries awesome CTs (also where I got Sarpedon & saw an albino). Most of the boys weren't in great shape. One was dead, actually. :(
He was at the top in the back, a little hard to see. I was picking the betta up one by one to examine them out of curiosity, and from my POV he looked like a steel blue CT (which I am not a fan of). When I pulled him down, though, he was clearly a copper! He's a little more 'smokey' looking than the more regular looking purple/golden hues of coppers, but he might brighten up a bit. I think he looks stunning as is though, and he's got a little mask too.
A lady with a little boy saw me holding him and asked me if i had ever owned a betta before. Got a funny expression on her face when I told her I had 15, lol! But she was pretty pleasant and asked me a few questions on whether they were okay in small bowls, how often I fed them, etc.
So I wasn't planning on buying a betta, but came home with this awesome smokey/blue/copper kind of guy! Can't wait to see him when he brightens up! Unfortunately, can't take any pictures atm. Sorry!