This is my first post here, so I thought that I should start by introducing my new boy, a halfmoon plakat that I picked up today in the local Petco. I've had bettas before, but always just your basic Petsmart veiltail. My last boy passed a few years ago, and I hadn't gotten anybody new since then. Well, I got hit with the urge to get a new kid a few days ago, so I set up the tank and started looking. Boy have the locally available fish changed in those years! The last time I went fish shopping it was veiltails or crowntail- with the crowns being crazy expensive. Today both stores had "halfmoons" (read deltas) and plakats, even giants to choose from. It took me a while to choose, but I came home with this boy. I plan to call him Catnip, because he is sure to attract our cat. XD
He was labled as a double tail, but since he's clearly not
I had the fish lady mark him down, hehe. His new home will be a 2.5 that has heating and indoor plumbing.
Sorry for the picture quality, I was too lazy to pull out the camera, so I just used my iphone.
I'm thinking he has a Cambodian or butterfly coloration, what do you think? I'm not the best with the colors, and he may change color on me yet... He does have a halfmoon tail, I pulled out my compact mirror to check his flare, and to my surprise he actually had that nice full D!