THIS IS MAD. I mean, MAD.
I can't believe it, I really can't believe. I woke up this morning and Butterfly decided that the filter is a funnnnn toy. So he apparently tore his fins again, this time on the minibow filter. That filter is so gentle and nice, I never thought it would do anything to his fins. It never did before! But guess what? His fins are back to what they were the first time he tore them, ever. 3 months of work on my part with constant water changes and yummy food and changing tanks, and I am back to square one. I am very upset. I desperately wanted a HM, and I have one, except he probably has less finnage total than my VT boy. But I have never seen Butterfly so happy and spunky! He started a bubblenest behind the filter and he was so spunky when I went to feed him, he swam all around the tank twice in about 5 seconds. I mean, he was just crazy happy! And his color looks amazing. So I think I'm just a brat about this. So my betta will never, ever look the same, he probably won't heal anymore and I won't ever see my beautiful big finned HM boy. But I will have an insanely happy, beautiful boy with the ghostly outline of a HM with bundles of energy and is otherwise very healthy. I am just blessed to have any bettas at all, let alone 4. :) But I'm sorry, I just had to vent. Thanks!
Sherlock Holmes - Male VT Lance Sweets - Male HM
Mirage - Male DBT Rocky - Male HMPK red copper
Daisy - Female HM Moonlight - Male HMDBT
Captain - baby betta
Gryffindor - very sick rescue HMDBTPK