Robert Falcon Scott, the explorer betta! :) I've had him a while, just haven't been able to charge my camera. I've finally given up and taken pics with my laptop's camera. :P
He's a cute little HM Plakat, I got him at Petco. Shown here in his natural habitat - a 5.5 gallon planted tank. Not pictured: Lawrence Oates and William Lashly, fellow exploration team members, Otocinclus. Also not pictured, Edgar Evans, who is currently being dead. :c Poor dear came to me on his last fins.
Yes, I agree with Lordsameth, your tank is awesome. And that is one stunning little betta! I will personally thank you for saving a betta I don't even know from Petco. :P Plakats are the only types of bettas I have never had. I don't breed, mine are just for fun. He is so pretty!
Thanks! It's been great having a planted tank, it stays so clean, and real plants definitely look better than fake. Only issue is, snails galore. :< And the new crypt plant I just got is doing its typical melting thing right now so the whole tank looks 'off'.
Actually, the Petco where I got him takes the best care of their fish out of any other store in my area! That's why I got him there. Ugh, though, I almost got his spawn brother when I went back last week. There were only three bettas left (they had a special) and he was looking really rough. Staying in a cup that long is really hard on them even with decent care and frozen bloodworms as food.
I know, those cups are terrible! I keep mine just so I can surprise my friends with before/after shots. "He used to live in this, now he lives in this!" I feel terrible every time I go in Petco, knowing I have reached my limit. I am forbidden to rescue anymore. But 3 rescues seems pretty productive. :D I can't get over how pretty that 1 is! I love the colors and his lips. He has a little salamander coloring going on, it's adorable. :D
Oh, these photos don't even BEGIN to do him justice! I can't wait to get my camera working so I can take some nice ones during the day in natural light so that his iridescence is more visible!!
Three rescues is GREAT. I wish I could help that many! If everything goes well, I'll be able to get a second betta from the same place soon to go in a ten gallon that I'm going to plant. Two tanks at a time is my limit right now, though, so that betta will be my last for a while.
Oh my goodness, thanks! My avatar is my Butterfly, a rescue from Petco. Oh geez, you should have seen him when I got him. He looked deppressed, his water was gross... I have had him 2 weeks today, and that is what he looks like now! And thanks, I try really hard to resist buying more, but I know that 3 is great. :D And wow, that sounds great! Good luck with getting a new betta. Can't wait to see the new pics! :D