So, I did a thing...
I purchased a vey small betta at Petco. Yeah, I know, but the Petco local to me actually has pretty decent looking stock.
It's supposed to be a male, so I named him Bob (pronounced in my head they way Mr Bean says it, lol). We brouht him home and warmed his little cup up (he was cold), and set up the little Fluval edge aquarium that's been sitting in my basement for a while. Used water and filter media from my 80 gallon community tank, so we should be ready to move him in shortly. We also added IAL, and we have some really nice tannin color in there. I'll also take a couple of the floating plants out of my big tank for this little guy.
His color has improved a lot overnight, and he ate like a chow hound for me. I'll get some pix later when the lights come on.