Well, I got my bettas from a pet store. When I got Spartan, he was a dull orange - but he had the spunk I wanted so I got him. Now he is darn pretty, with purple streaks in his fins (which by the way at the age of 2.5 is STILL increasing!!!).
Colors, once he moved into his 10 gallon, heated to 80 degrees, he has become more and more vibrant!!
My females Marge n' Tina (
sisters), are just young little things. Both however are constantly debating on their colors!!! Tina's fins are going light purple. Marge's fins first went light purple, then dark purple, then dark green.... She just cannot decide IMO
Madame has her mettalic blue/green on her back, and since her and her sorority group have been put into the 20 gallon, her mettalic has gotten more shiny, and more vibrant!
Take in mind the females were in filthy bowls. Because. You know. People don't want an "ugly" and "small" female. They want a vibrant, flowy male. So, I took them