So much for going in "for just one thing"
I actually HAD been planning to get a new betta, I have room for one, but I had already reviewed the current stock at both Petco's and both Petsmart's within reasonable driving distance of me, and had decided I didn't want any of them. (They all just got restocked a couple days ago on Friday.) Including this guy.
There was one black and red betta that I kept checking in on every time I went in the store, and I thought I might get him tonight, but -- no, ended up leaving with this guy somehow, instead.
It looks like he might be an HM x CT hybrid now that I look closer? His fins extend past the edge in rays like a crowntail's, just slightly.
The coloring, especially the turquoise, reminds me of a lot of my Cherokee grandmother's things. Kind of like an Indian painting or painted feathers.
I think despite him giving me such a Native American-esque feel, I will continue with my Renaissance and Greek/Roman naming theme and call him Socrates. So that will give me Galileo, Aristotle, and Socrates.