My fish is pretty! I've been reading up on betas, he is not the typical VT (vail tail) found in pet stores. The VT is the dominant gene so a non-show breeder will almost always breed VTs. They are no longer allowed in the show ring. Show aquarium? I guess its like going to the pet store and coming home with a white GSD. Phew, glad I avoided doing that!
There are so many types and colors I was unable to determine what my guy is. He is doing well on my desk at work. He gets all agitated when I show up so since he has recognized my presence I feed him.