but, i did. today, in fact. went to the pet store, originally to get some frozen foods and a 10 gallon to divide between Lulu and Chappy. but, they were out of frozen bloodworms, and didn't have any dividers. x-X i'll go back, hopefully sometime this week, because the 2.5 KK i got is cracked. x-X at the bottom, too!
but, they keep the more interesting bettas up front, in the divided hex-things(without the dividers, so each betta gets .5 gallons to himself). the little guy was just sitting there, looking cute. he'd been there a week, and i knew no one would take him home, because he's not "fancy" like the VTs or the marble halfmoon they have.
he's alot bigger than my late white HMPK was. almost twice Weiss' size! i noticed a white speck in one of his eyes, too, so that bothers me a bit. what really bothers me, though, is his scales, and his gills. D:
near his head, his scales look very thick. it's hard to explain, but it just looks alot thicker there, and more.... of an almost chalky white, i guess would be the best way to describe them. it's nothing major, since you have to get up close to see it, but it bothers me a bit. i'd heard that bettas with random white patches like this, could develop tumors there. D:
now, his gills. :/ they're weird. when he goes up for air, he takes three gulps, and extends his gills all the way out, like he's flaring at the air, almost. i.... don't think that's normal, is it? D: he also "yawns" alot. opens his mouth up all the way, randomly. D: is that normal? i've had bettas yawn before, but never as much as this new little guy(who still doesn't have a name yet. i've been calling him "Mr. Fishy", but that won't stick. xD). maybe it's just New Fish Jitters, since i tend to freak out about EVERYTHING when i get a new betta. x3c
i'll hopefully have pics soon. :3 he's a pretty boy. hasn't flared yet, even at Lulu(who seemed VERY masculine while flaring at him. xD). i adore him already. it's not like "he's a new Weiss!", cause he's not. i don't even see him as a replacement for Weiss in any way, in fact. he's just a new pretty betta i have. :3