I had first seen Romeo on Christmas eve at the local Petco getting my dog a toy for Christmas. He really caught my eye amid all the rest in their tiny small cups..he even flared at me when I put my finger up to his cup.
I didn't get him that day as I was going out of town for the holiday but I went back the day after Christmas and there he was..I'm guessing his $10 more price tag then the others deterred most from buying him but not me...I had't owned a Betta since I was a kid and have been wanting to get one for a while and knew he was the one!
I had some problems with him first and even brought him back to another Petco..where he sat for two days on the shelf...I was looking for another one during that time and couldn't find one I liked and wound up buying him back as he looked better. I made a thread about it here
I have him in a Aqueon 2.5 gallon...with a slim heater, some black sand, an Amazon sword plant, a bamboo plant and 3 Betta bulbs just starting to sprout. He seems to like the tank but not the filter
..I'm getting a Betta log to break up some more of the current. He's eating live baby brine shrimp, betta bites, the occasional pea and seems to be doing great now!