Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Washington, United States
I'm switching Draco from spade tail to halfmoon, OK?
I land in the water with a loud plop. The water was warm and a brownish-yellow color. I flicked my fins irritably, trying to hide the fact that my gills were burning from the ammonia poisoning that I'd received from that wretched cup. The pain was agonizing, but I pretended that it didn't exist, for I saw other bettas talking. Splendens, in fact. Wait, splendens? I decided to show them who was boss. I flared with all my might, then stopped. Later. I would interact with other fish later. Now, I must rest. I swim under a leaf, out of sight.
"Yeah.." I said. "Hey, can I meet up with you tomorrow? I really need to go." The crowntail looked disappointed, but nodded. "Same place, same time?" He asked.
"Yup," I smiled, then swam off. I didn't get far before noticing a big silver-and-green halfmoon under a leaf. He noticed me, then got up and flared. I sighed. No more males, please no more males! I thought. To my dismay, the big halfmoon swam over to me and spoke:
"The name's Draco," he said arrogantly.
"Hi." I said flatly. The halfmoon turned to the side, I suppose so that I could get a better view of him. Oh joy.
"Please," I said. "Leave me alone. I've got enough males chasing me" I didn't really mean it, I'd only said it because I wanted him to leave. I guess it worked, because he looked taken aback. Good. I swam off, leaving him by a pile of leaves.
I watched sadly as the female swam off. Nobody liked me. Not that it mattered, I reminded myself. But really, it did. I swam slowly away, not bothering to mask my sadness.
"Hi Oliver," said Jensen happily. His bubblenest was growing larger. I vaguely wondered if he would attract females with it, before asking him if he minded if I left for a little longer. He said that he didn't. I swam out from under our plant, deep in thought.
As I swam with Oscar, I felt worse and worse about my decision to leave Silverbeam behind. What if I'd hurt his feelings? I probably had. I could see it in his eyes as I swam away. I decided to go look for him and apologize, tell him that I'll join is group. I voiced my thoughts to Oscar, and he agreed. So we swam back in the opposite direction, hoping to run into him again.
Hello! I'm a former fishkeeper and bettafish.com-er with a rekindled interest in the betta hobby. I don't have any bettas currently, but I'm brushing up on my fishkeeping knowledge with the intention of eventually bringing home another finned friend. ^_^