I was planning on buying a white Betta and name him Pai Mei after Kill Bill, which served as inspiration to my samurai betta art card series I've been working on, but when I saw this double-tail I really loved him and how he changes color in various positions. Sometimes he has iridescent green hues that fade into the red and sometimes purple. Been leaning on possibly calling him Koi Koi but unsure, since I have that stuck in my head from looking up Hanafuda cards!
I bought a Fluval Spec 3 which is a 2.6 gallon tank, the back of which has a partition where the filter and heater are kept so you won't see that in the main tank body. They are real elegant-looking tanks and just the right size. This is also the first time I planted a tank too! Normally I always chickened out with silk plants but when I looked up the Fluval tanks I saw all these people "aqua-scaping" and it looks so artsy and fantastic I had to give it a go! This is a pretty weak first attempt but in the future I may work on it. I have java moss on the driftwood, an anubias with 3 big leaves on the left, a kinda raggy marimo moss ball, and all around jungly looking Water Sprite. I also had 4 red cherry shrimp in the tank but he is hunting them so they may not last. Found one dead last night. The gravel is Fluval Stratum for shrimp and plants which helps to lower my water PH which normally runs into the 8.5 range. The gravel is soft kinda like dirt. Real nice though.