I had a betta for eight years. He died not too long ago and I was deeply upset. I decided to paint in his honor. It took me a while, and I kept setting it aside, but now I've got something done. He's not exactly right. As he aged, he got darker, and there was at least one point when his dorsal fin got some really bright blue in it that I didn't quite get right, but it is close and I am happy with it. A tribute to a friend.