So I was in my local Petsmart about a month ago and happened to look at the bettas.
I normally don't because I feel really sorry for them, my petsmart isn't really bad no dead fish or anything, but they don't change the water very much and they think it's ok to fed bettas those week long feeder things in their cups.
Anyway when I looked they only had a couple of fish left, some veiltails and one little crowntail who was totally giving me the please buy me face.
I almost did buy him that night but I talked myself out of it because I was waiting on my shipment from thailand and I don't like to support petsmarts betta sales.
Driving home there were two times that I almost went back to get him.
I go to petsmart about every week or two and the next few times I didn't take a good look at the bettas but I always saw him there in his sad little cup and wanted to take him home, I don't know what it was about him because I normally don't fall for Ct's.
So I was there yesterday and my sister wanted to look at the bettas, it was almost time for a new shipment so they didn't have very many left.
Of course the little Ct was still there only this time he was laying at the bottom of his cup looking sickly and his breathing was labored.
I picked up his cup and looked at him, at this point I starting thinking about my spare 2.5 setup.
I put him back on the shelf to go get what I had come to the store for and to think over if I had the time to take care of another sick fish since Zu is still not well, and I'm moving at the end of the month and already have 7 bettas to worry about.
But as I went to leave he swam to the top of his tank and flipped his fins at me and I knew there was no way I could leave him again...
I am now the proud owner of the least impressive little Ct I have ever seen.
He is a red cambodian and he is tiny, about the size of my females and and has the cutest little fins. I would almost think he was female except his ventral fins look male.
He is doing really well in his new tank and when he is done QT in two weeks I will probably put him in my divided tank with my other boys.
He has been named Ricky.
I will post some pic of him later as he is a little camera shy at the moment.