Well, the little fishy gave me a bit of a scare last night. After getting ready for bed I wandered over to the tank to check on him/her and he/she was wedged in the corner by the floating log, unmoving. So I poked the water, nothing. Wiggled my finger around infront of him/her, nothing. Moved the log, still nothing. My heart sank. So I stood there, waiting for him/her to take a breath and finally we got head movement. WHEW! Don't scare me like that! Guess I must of woke him/her up.
First thing I did when I woke up was rush over to make sure he/she was alive. Yep, relaxing by the moss ball.
Debated on putting in the new filter today, but figured the water needed a changing and might as well give it a shot. Ended up doing a nice full water change this morning since I bought a small Whisper 1-3 internal filter last night. I keep getting a film on the surface of my water, drives me bonkers, even with small every other day water changes. So I thought, hm, maybe I can do something to get a small current going so the water surface has movement. Yea, didn't quite work out. The baby didn't mind it, I don't think. He/she swam around, swam behind it, under it, through the current, but then I saw the water pouring down knock him/her around a bit and out it came. But not before the baby tried to swim into it 2 or 3 more times. Typical kid, they want to play with the stuff they aren't supposed to. lol. Anyway, it's just as well, this air pump's noise was sorta driving me batty. Maybe I'll just get an air stone/bubble wall sort of thing. This little fishy seems to like bubbles, maybe it'll give him/her something else to play with besides the thermometer.
What else is there to report...hmm...OH! I went to Petco last night. Almost came home with another fish...almost...might just go back to get him. Poor little gorgeous white male suffering from either finrot or ammonia burns? The fin tips were all blood clotted looking. :( I might just go rescue him. Was surprised to see that within 2 days that about half their betta stock was gone, I'm hoping to new homes and not because they died. I just wish I could figured out the gender of this one so I knew if I could house them in a 5.5 together (divided of course). Anyway, got the baby some freeze dried bloodworms, came home, dropped a small one in the tank and watched. Expecting him/her to grab it and carry it around like it does with the tiny pellets and chew happily, I was quite surprised when in one gulp it disappeared into his/her belly! I swear after he/she chewed it up he/she did a sorta "ooo that was yummy!" wiggle. Maybe it was my imagination. Either way. We had another little one this morning for breakfast and quite enjoyed that too.
He/she seems to be in a relaxed mood today. Just hanging around on the plants or in the log. Caught him/her gazing at his/her reflection earlier. Its cloudy outside today so I just have the shades half open, no lights on aside from the computer screen. Keeping it sorta dark in here incase he/she needs sleep. Can't be good for a baby to zoom around 24/7 without some sorta rest.
(Just hanging out by the moss ball. *pic with flash)