This is Plato, whom I believe is a male veiltale betta from what I’ve researched. I love Plato with every fiber in my being, but because I’m new to fish owning, I’m kind of clueless. For reference, Plato is in a bowl of 2.5-2.8 gallons which I know is small for bettas, but I couldn’t go much bigger because I’m living in a dorm. That aside, Plato has a filtration system in the bowl which creates a slight current at the surface of the water, which doesn’t push him around much due to adjustments I’ve made. Additionally, I turn the filter off for about 10 minutes every morning while he eats. I made sure to dechlorinate the water and use some of the initial water when moving him from cup to bowl. Plato is active, he swims up to see me, and eats readily, sometimes he seems to short bursts of swimming around the bowl but I have no real frame of reference as to if he’s hurting or if he’s just playful (though his other behaviors indicate he’s fine). My biggest concern is the color he is, my friend told me if he was male then I should be worried about how pale he is, but he seems okay? I’ve had him for about two weeks and if anything his color seems a little brighter but I’m not sure. I plan to get a moss ball for him soon just in case but any advice/insight would be appreciated.