I just got my very first betta this week. (I've kept guppies, triops, and neon tetras before, but never a betta.) I planned on getting a blue-based betta, but when I walked to the betta display at PetCo, this little guy swam around his cup, flared his fins, and all but yelled "PICK ME PICK ME!!"
So, I did.
Meet The Stig! (I watch a lot of Top Gear.)
And here he is in his cup prior to "rehoming":
His colors are a bit more vivid now and the teal-blue goes further up his body.
He lives in an 8gallon Fluval tank with a heater, filter, some live plants, some nerite snails, and a cave that he ignores. He seems to like the airstone that I run occasionally (set to its lowest setting), and he isn't a pellet snob at all - he'll eat anything I drop into his tank. All in all, he seems exceptionally healthy and very curious about everything. I don't know if a fish can be said to have a "personality", but he's very interesting to watch and interact with either way ;}
Only one thing that I'm still unclear on -
What would you call his color? :}