After losing Coraline and dealing with that, i came across Electra, its been about a month since i got her, i kept her in a 1g, not allowing myself to become as attached, though her conditions seemed nice at Petco, i didnt want to be upset again so soon. Thats why i havent said much about her after the initial introduction. Shes doing great, her colors are so vibrant youd think she was a boy, but her obvious eggy belly says otherwise, shes feisty, not as hyper and young as Coraline was but cute in her own ways. Since she made it a month i figured it was time for an upgrade and with temps here hitting 100+ outside and 83-85 in my house with AC on, and with fall coming eventually i thought, why not split a 10 gallon so i can just buy one heater and so it takes longer for the hot days to heat the water in the summer. So i searched and searched, eventually got a 10G with filter, made my own divider, figured out water and all and put her in 4.5g of her own space.
Old man- I started out calling him fishy but ive caught myself saying oldman too many times so thats his name officially :)) Id say hes about a year old, hes just a grumpy, tired old fish. He can make out Electra through the mesh here and there on his side and he spends his day making bubblenests and longing to embrace her LOL! Its odd, hes always appeared blue with red streaks in his fins but over the last few weeks the red has taken over and most of his body is red now. Im pretty confused by this but hes very healthy and they both love their mosquito larvae daily.
Ive been staring at them alot this last couple of days in their 10g, i finally got some bulbs so i can turn the light on and view them perfectly. Oldman is so funny, hes made a huge impressive bubblenest, and then two on the other corners, when she notices him he swims up under his huge one and wiggles, she watches but then runs off to play in the filter stream some more, he then goes to his smaller bubblenest to the left, waits for her to stop playing and look over then he wiggles his butt again, and she runs off to swim against the current some more, and repeat on the third bubblenest. Its hilarious watching him wiggle, as if hes saying
"Does this suit you my love?"
-perks out butt and wiggles ss she glances at his *home*-
Electra- gets in head down position for a quick moment and suddenly gets distracted "Wee stream of WATER WEE~"
He will show off all three until tired then he crawls in his cave for about 5 minutes to rest before coming back out, adding bubbles and wagging himself around all over again. He doesnt wag as enthusiastically as ive seen some males in videos on youtube, he puts half the effort in, half flares, only his fins. Thats why hes "old man" so tired. My dad says he needs Viagra LOL :))
But thats the update, both are well, active, seem to be enjoying each others distant company, and exploring their new home, and im enjoying watching them more then TV :P