Thanks Autumn Sky
I think we'll watch her for a few hours and go from there should we decide to plunk her in the tank... We figured it would be a hit or miss. We have a male guppy, a bn pleco, some harlequin rasboras, and some amano shrimp we are most concerned about.... either her harassing them or the shrimp harassing her perhaps. Then we have our pygmy and 1 habrosus catfish & two panda cories. They should be fine with her, I dunno about her with them, though, especially the pygmies.... they're kinda lazy :P
We saw some "King Bettas" at PetCo a few times; today when we were at the lfs
briefly to get some cat food, hubby was talking to the fish guy, and asked him if he'd ever had or heard of a King Betta. He had not, but after hubby described what they looked like, he led
hubby over to this tank with what indeed looked like the "King bettas" we'd seen at PetCo, and a pretty betta was in there. He is huge! The fish guy said he was a wild-caught or wild-like betta. So either he's a huge male plakat, actually wild-caught, or a huge female. :P
Of course, we want this pretty boy too... he leaped out of his little bowl that he was for sale in one day at the fish store and he scooped him up and put him the bigger display tank, and he's been happy as a clam (har har) for a few months now. Where the heck are we going to put a 10g tank? We are literally out of places to put a fish tank.
And we'd feel bad putting the big betta in the 10g that our blue male crowntail is in (he's a pretty big fish too, but not as big as this guy!) and taking him out and putting him into a smaller tank. The crowntail loves that tank and uses all of it!
Hubby is worse than I am with MTS! He keeps wanting more fish! Of course, every time we go to PetCo, I pick one or two (Betta) out.... fall in love with one.... Hubby first suggested we get some fish or a betta last year.... and that's what started all this.... and we both LOVE bettas... and want a lot of them....