i recently went to an actually fish store (not just a pet store. my parents actually know the owner and vouch that it's a really nice, knowledgable place, the owner goes and hand picks the bettas he has for sale in the store. in fact i'm planning on getting at least one female from me, for future breeding (by future i mean FUTURE.). and bought a gorgeous male that i was told is pretty close to mustard gas in color. i've just been a little confused by him.
sorry about the flash in the pictures. i have him in a 5.5 gallon and the hood that came with it is rather junky. i want to get a much better one, that actually seems like it's doing it's job, unlike this one.
this is the one decent non-flash picture
he's kinda a ham. he'll come rushing up to the front of the tank as soon as he sees some one, and the lighting is worst at the edges. so i don't really get good pictures of him.
his fins ARE mostly yellow, with dark navy edges (the color looks brighter in the flash. and in some of the flash pictures his fins look more blue then they are. which i think is iridescence). his fins also have little red spots in them, which he had when i bought them. body is blue, that is closer to black at the head.
i was told he was mustard gas. but i want to make sure he actually is. i know he's Veil-tail but i've never had one of this coloring before and i love this coloring, so i didn't want to pass him up. (he wouldn't, however, be one i would breed with. i have a lovely halfmoon male that would be a better candidate instead, if i get a good female that can fix any of his quirks. (check my albums!! his name is Xavier. he's black with little hints of green. his fins are translucent. i love this fins. they are like a black veil. he knows his handsome too.))
but my biggest problem O_O he has no name. i just can't think of a good one. at first i was going with greek mythology. but with him i couldn't find one to fit. then my halfmoon male went with an OC name, but this boy still doesn't fit that category. please help me name him.