Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Thanks for the vote of confidence. And yeah, maybe he is like his mum, wanting to not have unnecessary stuff weighing him down, hehe.
This whole ordeal got me thinking, though. If by some catastrophe he does get fin rot, which he really shouldn't given how pedantic I am about water changes... But if he did (I'm one of those "best prepare for the worst, just in case!" people) I'd need to move him over to his old tank for treatment because I can't have aquarium salt in with live plants. I was going to move him over to it anyway, given that I'm going to be cycling his current tank in a bit, but perhaps it might be a good idea to keep him over there just in case? Or even in Weehawk's old tank, which is slightly bigger. If I do that, and keep only silk plants with him, it frees up a whole bigger tank once it's cycled... Room for another fishlet?! OMG!!
I wouldn't have considered having him in 2.5 gallons again, but considering his behaviour is exactly the same in either situation, and the biting hasn't improved despite having more room, perhaps I'd best keep him in something I can easily perform 100% changes with, rather than a cycled tank with loads of live plants...
Just a thought, as it's not happening yet, but it's certainly something for me to think about...
Your blind boy is lucky to have you as his owner! A lot of people (i.e. people who tend to think "it's just a fish..." when push comes to shove even if they do care about them) would have just given up on a blind betta. It's really nice to be able to log on here and see people who actually give a toss about their pets and care for them as they would for their cats or dogs. Gives you the warm and fuzzies, y'know? Hehe. (And it makes me feel less crazy about the way I feel about mine - which is weird, you'd think that animal lovers would love all animals, not just the furry ones...)