So... I never can help myself when I go to Petco. I just have to look at the bettas they have in stock. Most of them were just little guys that hadn't even grown all the way yet, and very common colored veil tails.
And then... I saw him. A halfmoon, purple with white fringes on his fins. (That color pattern is called a butterfly right?) Blue eyes. I think I have a new crush. But... I didn't bring him home with me. Why? Because I live in a dorm room. Space is limited, but that isn't the biggest setback. The biggest setback is the fact that whenever I go home for breaks and so on, I have to move the tanks. It's hard enough as it is, but if I had a third tank it would become downright hellish.
The only way I could make it work would be if I divided my 10 gallon... but I've tried that once with poor results. The two boys just threw themselves at one another for hours without stop until I broke down and separated them between two tanks.
Anyhow. I had to share my angst.