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post #71 of 76 (permalink) Old 06-16-2013, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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Went to Petco, came back with him...

So did another water test today, saw that the ammonia was still there. Decided to go to Petco and try out that Safestart, mostly because I want my boys out of the temp tanks ASAP. Went with my dad, and I foolishly went to check out the bettas. The first one my dad saw was this piebald copper boy. He was calling to me. My dad went looking at the others, and saw a lovely double tail yellow betta with gorgeous fins. He really liked that one, but I was adamant on the piebald boy. Surprisingly, my dad didn't stop me from getting him. I thought my mom would freak out, but when I told her about the new boy, she was like, "you got another one for your collection?". But they both think think that my new boy is ugly, but I think he's freaking adorbs.

I named him Thor, thanks to some awesome people in the forum. People were suggesting storm-themed names. Seki was the one who came up with Thor. Thor is the epitome of a glutton. I put him into his new home, and the first thing he did was try to eat gravel cuz he thought it was food. There was a small piece of gravel stuck to the side of the tank, and he jumped like 3 inches to try to get to it. I thought that he was gonna kill himself, so I decided to drop it into the water...and he ate it. HE. ATE. THE. GRAVEL. I thought he was going to spit it back out, but it never did. I hope he'll be alright. He also tried to take a bite out of the silk plants, and when I added some IAL into the tank, he tried to take a bite out of it too. Here's some pictures of the piggy. He's quite stocky and thick in build:


and a video too.
He's in Mufasa's old kirtter keeper. I'll need to get him a filter too.

So I have Rain who constantly tears/bites his fins, Mufasa who somehow manages to hurt himself over nothing, and Thor who tries to eat everything he sees. I have my work cut out for me...
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I don't know if it's cute or creepy...

I had a really tiring day so I decided to take a nap in the evening. When I take naps, I usually sleep at the foot of my bed. Thor's tank is at the foot of my bed. Dozed off to Thor staring at me and woke up to him staring at me. I think it's cute and creepy at the same time. Maybe he really likes me. But then again, it could also be him hoping for more food....
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I wonder if he passed the piece of gravel yet? Lol
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It should've been passed...hopefully it has. I was so worried that he would be sick after eating it...and how he would pass the piece of gravel since it's....well, a piece of rock. But there has been no changes in his behavior and I siphoned some poop during the last water change, so I assume that it has, lols.
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Thanks dad

So it's getting pretty hot over here during the summer. Sometimes the tank will get up to around 84F. We're getting a heat wave the next few days. Hopefully my boys won't be TOO bothered by the heat.

I had to buy a textbook from amazon today for the summer class that I'm taking. When I was asking my dad for his credit card, I said, "hey dad, could I also get my new fish a filter while we're on the topic of online shopping? I get both of them from amazon" and he agreed. One less thing I have to pay for in this somewhat expensive hobby. Thanks dad, I really appreciate it. :)
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That was nice of your dad.
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