I've introduced the boys. Now it's the girl's turn. :)
Ruto was my first girl and second betta fish. I decided to get a girl after Jabu-Jabu after learning that they were available and could be kept together. Girls can be kept together that is. I originally picked her because she looked the healthiest and seemed to be a pale blue. When the pet store employee brought her out of the tank, it became clear that she was meant for me because of her colors. She now shares a tank with my other girls.
Laruto came home with me from Petco along with what I thought was her spawn sister, Rutela. She was pretty small then and is still very small now. When she's not stressed out from being the runt of the tank, she's a gorgeous set of blues and purples. She's also almost impossible to get a picture of. Always on the move or hiding in the cave.
Rutela... Oy, Rutela. She's quite the tough cookie to crack. When I brought her home from petco with Laruto, she had breeding stripes like a champ, an egg tube showing and was a pale brown with red fins. Within the last month of being with me, she has exploded into a symphony of dark, rich reds, blues and purple/blacks. She's also grown at an outrageous pace and sports fins that are by the day looking more and more male. She may end up being a he... Only time will tell!
Lulu was my second fish from aquabid. I decided that I may want to one day breed betta fish and if I did, I'd want to breed halfmoons. So I found Lulu, a green dragon halfmoon female. She was at my doorstep in three day's time and is easily my favorite female. She's gorgeous and has so much personality. I love her to death. Totally worth every cent I paid to get her.