So I was at one of the local Big Al's here, and I was looking over the fish, (even though that's not what I was there for), and I came across a tank full of Betta imbellis. "Metallic blue" they called them (aka blue betta lol) with nice price of $8.99! I was pretty surprised to see them all together, so I looked the species up on my phone and saw titles describing them as the "peaceful betta". HA. Yeah right. Half of them had really badly torn fins, some were hiding, and others were constantly darting out of the paths of the more dominant, larger males. I think ** they were all males, but I only saw a handful flare with beards, but since they have plakat like in finnage, who knows. I became really annoyed with the senselessness of the whole thing and called over a guy to help me. Before I let into my rant, I told the young guy, (who is also relatively new) "look, I know this is not your fault, and I am not taking it out on you, but . . ." lol I pointed out how stressed they all looked, the shredded fins, the flaring, chasing, etc., and I said I was very disappointed with Big als, blah blah blah. . . THEN I noticed in the front corner (partially blocked from view by the wood frame) a small blue betta pressed up in the corner, breathing a little to heavily. He then darted up quickly to gulp a breath, and not before he made it down was he chased and pecked by another. I pointed this one out and said look, this one's going to die. I'm going to buy him so that doesn't happen. :;smack Yes, I understand supply - demand, etc. However, I made my complaints, and they said they would inform the manager (a real jerk who I've dealt with before), since he was not in. Well, I'll be back in today, to see what they have done for the bettas!!!! I also want to see if a slate blue butterfly HM is till there . . . (I have a problem). lol Anyway, here is my rescue, and I think its male. He's a blue/mustard gas ... maybe dragon scale? His face/scales look like my red/white DSHM, but I don't know, these days I think every betta looks DS now lol. He is temporarily in a vase until I can move him into the 10 for QT. His fins are a little tattered and he seems large in the head compared to the rest of his body? But I think he will be gorgeous once he heals. I don't know why, but just looking at the last pic, te name "Bishop" came to mind. Ok then, meet Bishop!