Stopped into a little hole-in-the-wall fish store I passed literally tens-of-thousands of times before, simply on a whim.
Turns out they have dozens and dozens of show-quality bettas, imported straight from SE Asia, and dirt-cheap at that! Half the price ofthe big-box stores!
The top four I'm looking at, and can't decide (wish I could show the pics--all these are males):
a blue and white HM butterfly
a HM platinum and red dragon
a turquoise/baby blue and black HMPK
a platinum and red dragon HMPK
REALLY wish I found this place sooner! Absolutely can't believe it! Plus, they keep the water crystal-clear--the containers are a little small, especially for the giants, but considering how quickly they sell them, it's a non-issue.
Moral of the story: exhaust all the possibilities, no matter how remote you think they might be!
Based on the super brief description, which of those four would you grab?