Fish and Felines
I own cats and fish. It's just kinda my thing.
I have four bettas - two males, an adult female, and a 'baby betta' who is also (I'm almost positive) female.
The males, Arthur and Merlin, are in a divided 20 gallon with a small colony of ghost shrimp and 3 ivory mystery snails.
The females, Mara (adult) and Phoenix (baby) are in a divided 5 gallon.
I also have a cat named Maui, and am adopting a special needs cat named Beauty here pretty soon. The situation is a little confusing because ~landlady~ and ~rent~ but my hope is to have them both living with me come August.
Anyway. Everybody gets up to something on a near daily basis, and after some shenanigans today I decided I might as well start keeping track of it somewhere.
Today's shenanigans center entirely around Mara. She's a female CT that I rescued from a local PetSmart after I found her in blue water with sever bloating and floating on her side at the top of her cup, surrounded by a bunch of pellets. I thought she was dead. I brought her home, she recovered fantastically well, and is now in the divided tank with the baby, Phoenix.
The divider in this tank is DIY, but very secure. Unfortunately it was not tall enough, as I had not realized that Mara was a jumper and even if I had I would have definitely underestimated the height that fish could get. When I came upstairs to check on them again and to get ready for bed I was horrified to find Mara on the wrong side of the divider, hanging out with Phoenix. And I really do just mean hanging out. They were both completely relaxed and swimming around and over each other, almost touching, without even the slightest hint of aggression. They were both curious and happy and friendly as ever. It took a minute before I could process it and frantically scoop Mara out, but I don't think they would have hurt each other. I have no idea how long they were like that, either.
No damage done, no stress. Nada.
At least I can take solace in the fact that if I ever start a sorority with these lovely ladies they won't be the slightest bit bothered by each other.