So I walked into my really close LFS after school today. This place, for starters, is pure awesomeness. The fish guy there actually goes to Montreal to an IBC breeder and handpicks some really decent HMs to take back to the store. He happened to come back yesterday with some fantastic looking bettas. There were some super cute females, including a red doubletail, a platinum dragon, and a copper. The males ranged from a platinum white dragon to a beautiful blue dragon plakat, and there were also some copper marbles. One little dude caught my eye ... a melano boy. I've been wanting a black betta for YEARS. So I bought him :)
He's my birthday present to myself. Right now he's just chilling in a cup until I set his tank up. But OMG he's bloody adorable. The store was also selling some Indian Almond leaves, so I got a pack of them. I can't praise this store enough for the effort they go through to get quality bettas and products.