Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Very far away from you!
When I got Omelette, I was -SO- excited! I went to the pet store, and despite the pitiful selection (half were dead, most were blue, 2 were red, and the live ones has terrible fin rot and cottony abscesses) I chose little Omelette. I watched him for maybe an hour a day, and eventually the obsession grew old. But not really. I kept him on the dining room table, because it was always over 70 degrees in the room. When I ate my meals, I sat in front of his tank. He would swim over and watch me. If I put my finger up to the tank, he would follow it. He got bolder every day, and eventually he started nipping his tail fin (boredom of a 1 gallon tank!!) so I moved him to a 3 gallon critter keeper-type enclosure. I also bought a nice, silk plant, added several anacharis sprigs from the goldfish tank, lots of pretty blue glass gravel, a hidey-hole mug, a moss ball, a heater, an air pump, and even 3 shrimp.
His tank is on a little book shelf next to my bed. I love it there! He always watches me and it's fun to watch him interact and "play" in the tank!!
Though recently when I displayed Brock the shimp at the science fair, I ended up giving him to my shrimp-friendly friend who had no aquarium pets. And today Omelette (what a PIG) ate Misty the biggest shrimp. Way to pick on somebody your own size!!
Nothing is every dull with Omelette and his (now 1) ghost shrimp friend. Even the shrimp are fun to watch. The poke around through the plants, eat, swim around, and generally are cute.
You'll get interested again, it'll just take time!!
7 bettas, 2 goldfish, 50+ (accidental) snails, 2 parakeets, 1 dog, 2 cats
Rest in peace Butch, greatest dog ever, Omelette the Veiltail, and Chipita the Veiltail