I told myself I was not going to buy one more fish from a pet store.. only rescues and fish from breeders.. guess I lied.
Since I wasn't able to take in Ember and had a 4 gallon cycled tank open I was looking for another male to get. I checked craigslist but didn't find any thing for free. I looked at breeders but I can't justify spending 40+ dollars on a fish right now (including shipping). I was going to start saving up to get a fish from a breeder in a few months.
Well I went to petsmart today to pick up a filter and look at the kittys and dogs for adoption (just to look not to get). And of course I had to look at the bettas and they were in HORRID condtions.. I've never seen dirtier water and many of the fish had horrible tail problems and ammonia burns
But I came across this crowntail that was gorgeous, and still seemed quite healthy. He is the best looking ct that I've seen at a petsmart in a LONG time.
Well I got him.. I couldn't let him go and end up dead or in a miserable little bowl. I feel good but I also feel bad at the same time. I still want my HM or HMPK and will be on the look out for tanks so that I can get one eventually.
My new guy is black bodied with red rays (that have black tips that may or may not be fin rot) and he has some iridescent blue scales also. He doesn't have a name yet but I'm looking for some suggestions so far I have:
Bohemian Rhapsody (Rhapsody for short)
Jasper (possibly Jazz for short)
Edgar Allen Poe (Edgar or Poe for short)
I'm looking for names that would fit well with a dark colored fish (so nothing that seems "light".. most of the ones I listed are vampire names (I'm a big vampire fan).
I don't have my camera cord with me (I'm home for the weekend) so I can't put up pictures till tomorrow afternoon.