Almost 4 months ago, I bought my very first male betta fish from Petco and I called him Alpha :) And he is the prettiest fish you'll ever see. These pictures were taken with my phone:
I had to shine a flashlight on him to get this effect, but look at the way his scales catch the light!
Last night, though, I found Alpha lopsided (floating weirdly on one side) near the top of his container. Tonight, Alpha is stuck at the bottom right corner of his container, just sorta sitting there. His gills were still moving but there wasn't much movement besides that.
I've lost many a fish before but I really want this one to live...