So I got my new heater a few days ago but I've been waiting for the family to go on vacation so that I could take over the kitchen while I put it in and also replaced the gravel.
WEEK TO MYSELF. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Well okay, I'm not completely alone as all the animals are here but close enough.
Anyway, yesterday morning I took Steve out of his tank and floated him in Mr G's tank for 10 minutes so that they could have a manly face off. It was pretty cool seeing them flare at each other.
After that I took him and floated him on Eugeney's side, as she is the social betta so I thought that it would be less stressful on him to be floated on her side while I redid the tank and made sure the heater was keeping water temperature steady.
Once that was done I emptied all the water and dragged the tank upstairs where I took out the gravel, gave the outside a scrubbing, and turned it all around because I ruined one side of the tank with eucalyptus oil the day I got it. I put in the gravel/dirt, took it back downstairs, and filled it with water.
I returned Steve to his tank after 7 hours because by then he was getting a bit tired of Eugeney's incessant flirting. Once he was back home he had a good look around. He seemed to enjoy checking everything that I changed/moved.
But seriously, Eugeney flirted with Steve 6 out the 7 hours Steve was in there.
She went though a couple periods of, "Who is this giant fish and why is here?" stressings but once she realized he couldn't get to her she just danced, and danced, and danced. And Steve just flared and danced back for quite a bit as well.
Once he was out of the tank Eugeney and Hilda chatted through the divider, I always seem to see them as housewives gossiping over a fence.
"OH EM GEE, Hilda did you see that hottie? We totally had a connection, he was like so into me. He even made a small bubble nest while he was in there and he was all like lez make luv and I was like oh mah god, Steve, not on the first date! What kind of girl do you think I am!? And he was like, '...okay' then he started doing a Magic Mike dance for me and the nest was ruined. But it was alright because we had a good time dancing. I like totally think we're soul mates, Hilda."
"Yeah...uh huh...that's nice except for that you think you're reflection is also you're soul mate. Why did I have to get her as my neighbor?" *Proceeds to swim away and take a nap*
...I have too much time on my hands.