You know that whole "no more" thing you tell yourself that never works? Yeah. So I brought home a very small new boy today.
(This is a HORRID photo, but it's late and I have a million things to do so a better picture will have to wait. He actually looks to be a true copper though!)
He came from Petsmart, and lately their shipments of dragons and (supposed) halfmoons have all been TINY fish. Like probably not fully grown yet tiny. They had a couple full halfmoons all spread and matured, but the majority were skinny little guys with short tails that look more like Delta tails to me.
So now I'm curious, are these truly halfmoons (which is what they are being sold as) shipped very young, and the tails are not grown out yet? I don't know anything about how long it takes for betta young to mature and fully grow, but I know most of the ones I see on Aquabid that are all grown usually say three months. Maybe Petsmart's supplier is shipping sooner than normal due to high demand?