I just got my first ever fish yesterday - a reddish crown tail. He has some iridescent blue on his body and darker tips to his fins. He was smaller than the other bettas they had but hopefully he's just young. I have him set up in a 2 gallon plastic tank with 3 live plants and a light, and thermometer, ammonia gauge, etc for monitoring his environment. He is swimming around quite a bit, and likes to lurk near the plants. He has been spitting out his pellets but I think I saw him eat a bit that fell off. I'm excited as I have never had a fish before! So much conflicting advice out there for bettas so I have been reading many many posts on here trying to learn so my little guy can be healthy and happy. I named him Samurai, Sam for short.