to avoid going off topic in the Aquabid thread of the Betta Photo sub forum I'm carrying over a conversation to here:
nice vts, usually all i find are the common red and blues here, except I actually saw a platinum gold male vt at my local petsmart this weekend!! had a hard time resisting but managed not to buy him.
My pastel white betta girl Artemisia should be enough but I still keep finding myself looking at other veils... It's a real problem. >.>
Do you have a picture of this gold VT? That sounds beautiful!
Sadly no, I spotted him after picking out some girls I as buying and with others there looking I would not put the girls down to take a photo of the male, risk some [censor] snatching 'em. I'd be horrified of dropping a container if I stacked 3 on top of eachother in 1 hand as well >,<' . Surprisingly no one saw/cared about the vt boy though. He didn't have any marbling/other colors on his scales or fins (just metallic white/dragon white body and gold fins) and from what I could so no diamond eye, sadly he was a bit clamped though. If he's still there this weekend I think I may break down and get him. Owning a platinum betta is on my 'betta bucket list' (along with copper and chocolate).
That's a shame. But you got such pretty girls so I understand worrying that someone would steal them. I do the same thing when I spot a betta I like lol.
I owned a boy you would have just loved then. Awful awful photo of him, but he was a chocolate betta. And no one wanted him at the store because he was "dull."
lovely boy! weirdly vt males are the only long fins boys I would get now... after Shreduski wrecked his fins I don't want long finned rose/hm/dt/etc any more
I can't stop thinking about the vt now.. i may go by petsmart and nab him if he's still there.. worse case I can get him happy and unclamped then rehome him. I'm sure someone would pay the $4 store price + shipping for a platinum gold vt boy. Hell if I was into breeding bettas I'd keep him for making more little platinum babies... but I don't have the patients (hatching bbs) or space for betta baby rearing.
aaaaaand then this happened
Yup I got him! I'm terrible! I'm at 10 males and 4 females now (and my husband's 2 bettas). He's Midas btw, always wanted to get a gold theme betta to name after the king with the golden touch. His ventral tips are curled in, I like to think it fits perfectly for when the king realized this 'gift' was really a curse. His otehr fins are a bit messed up but should heal. Otherwise healthy male. He's in his cup in the 10g wt with the girls until his tank is setup. i honestly don't think the girls even notice him. They're always looking out towards the room/me and my hubby.
Also this boy was there and I nearly was really bad and got them both (but resisted).. he has some blue in his fins which will likely marble out and make him not a real chocolate in time. what looks lie black finnage int eh phtoo is actually blue, but body is pineapple/chocolate.
The full story:
So this all happened on Tuesday, my petco gets their bettas in on tues. or wed. I called and was told they're in but not unpacked. .. waited an hour, went-still in box.. did grocery shopping and went back.. STILL in box ugh.. Made sure the fish care taker knew I was going in for a look (not stealing) and dove in... man if you think the cups they're kept in are cruel you should see how their shipped (no i didn't take a photo) barely enough water to stay submerged and that's it. Very filthy water too. Anyways only females in the shipment were ct so I went to petsmart and the platinum gold vt boy from last weekend was still there so I nabbed him. I also saw the chocolate vt and spent a good 3 minutes staring at them debating between them or taking both. Left the chocolate as he'll marble more blue. Got teh gold boy, wrapped him in a towel and put a seat belt around him and went home ^^ He's getting daily water change + prime like the girls. He's a bit slower to eat/(catch on that lid off=foods usually coming in) than the girls but doing well.
Waiting on heater, sponge filter, led light, plants and hopefully driftwood which should all be here by the end of next week.. going to clean some black diamond sand an do a kyrlon fusion spayed acrylic sheets in the eank like Aristocels' 6g bowfront to make Midas' light colros really pop.
Some other betta boys at petco:
'paradice betta' lovely colors-very shinry/irid been there 2 weeks
steel blue, been there since the weekend after xerxes past (3 weeks+)
dunno what you'd call him besides stunning-white metallic/dragon scales and a rainbow of colors in fins. caudal is split but has surprisingly been healing! been there since steel blue 3 week range nice personality
melano blue dt hm, lovely form, only tiny fin damage didn't see him before but he's been there 2 weeks (shipments come every other week).
also the dalmatian vt male I thought of putting in Xerxes' tank is still there. :c
Wow, what a good idea for your 20g long! I hope ammonia burn girl pulls through.
Thanks ^^ just need to get it gradually heated so my vals don't flip out and melt (has had no heater for over a year)+ grow some more plants to fill out the back.
SO far so good with the new gal