Have been drawn into the wonderful world of Betta fish and starting my search for my very first one. Met a really helpful and enthusiastic fellow at a local family owned pet shop yesterday. We discussed Betta's at length and I mentioned that I had seen some spectacular half moons online and in videos. He had only one left at the time - a gorgeous winter white with pale pink, baby blue and aqua irridescent scales. However, he was in QT as he is under the weather and clearly marked 'not for sale' I asked about him and the young man went on to say that it is a young fish and the full colours had not yet come in. He is being treated currently and when he is healed and healthy he will again be up for sale
this was enough for me to take notice in that the store actually cares about their animals. I will be going back in 2 weeks to see some new hand picked ones and see if 'old man winter white' is still there.
Here are some from the dealer that supplies the store:
I would be thrilled to find something similar to any of these stunners!