Thank you everyone for the kind words.
Bettalover2033, when I picked him up he was gray, almost steel blue looking. I thought there was no way he was the same fish as pictured. I couldn't see any blue in his fins. I knew he was stressed from the shipment, but I was nervous that I got the wrong fish. I have had him for six days now, and he keeps getting darker. I can't believe how black he is. He is very hard to capture on film. I had one picture that showed his blue eyes, but it came out terrible. Now I understand why black betta's go for so much. If he was 100% black, he would have cost a great deal more.