Wraith, the ugly fish! - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-07-2010, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Wraith, the ugly fish!

I had NO intention of getting a fish when I went into Petco. I was just going to get a couple plants for Whiskey's new Hawkeye. But I went to the bettas and looked. There were some incredible stunners in there. But waaaaaaaay in the back I saw this flash of spots on a dorsal. I pulled him to the front and saw this pale, pale gray VT with gray, light blue and salmon pink coloring and he had spots. He was all stripey from stress but he was active and he looked at me and I was done in. He reminded me of Senor.

So I grabbed the fish, and plants and went somewhere else to get a new heater and a bag of Active Flora plant gravel. So he's ensconced in Whiskey's new tank and I have a second Hawkeye being delievered tomorrow. Whiskey will never know.

He scared the crap out of me when I put him in the tank after acclimating him. He sank straight to the bottom with his head in the gravel and then drifted over on his side. He didn't move. I thought, OH MY GOD! I just killed another fish. After maybe 20 seconds, he shook himself and started swimming around normally. He enthusiastically tried to eat a plant root (I think he thought it was a worm). Now he's exploring. I named him Wraith because he looked like a ghost of himself when I first saw him.

SO, here he is. I'll get better pics later (when he's not so spooky) and post them here. He's NOT the prettiest fish you ever saw but I have a really good feeling about him. I mean, if a fish can look like he died in front of me and then jump up and shake it off, then he's a fighter.

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I like him.

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Ooh, he's gonna be a stunner. Can't wait to see him when you get him all settled in and thriving!

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I think he's gorgeous!!!

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What a lovely fish!!

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Aw, I think he's really cute.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-07-2010, 04:24 PM
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LOL, I love him already :D And he's cute! I like his name, too xD

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Heheheehe! Cutie!

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I think he's just lovely. His coloration reminds me of my favorite days of the year c:

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-08-2010, 01:48 PM
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He's very nice!!

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