Females bettas are very nice looking and much more hardy than neons. If you look on Aquabid, you should be able to find multiple colors of females. If you ever decide to give breeding bettas a try, just buy a make and condition him up in another tank. I have breed them in placstic sweater boxes with great success. If you never observed them breed you should try to do so. It is one of the coolest fish behaviors you will ever see.