Thank you BL1313!
So far everything is going well with my boys :)
Yoshi is living happily in his 5 gallon home - after losing nearly all of his color on the 14 hour drive here, after about 5 minutes out of the container they were carried in, he colored right up! We literally watched him go from see thru grey, to his usual black. He's been acting his normal self and I think he's enjoying the softer mountain water (as are the others!)
Alaric is doing well - he's his feisty usual self after being pretty mad at me for the long drive lol He's begun to flare at me more often too when I go peek at his tank, though he doesn't have a beard. Is that normal?
Nemo is doing well, he's taken to flaring at his reflection in the tank, which is pretty cute if I do say so myself.
Gilly's the only one who's had some adjustment issues. He's been nipping at his tail just enough to make it bleed at the ends :( I've put some stress coat in the water and I think that's been helping him as it doesn't seem as bad as it was. He also waited longer than the other boys to start eating again.
Today I went out on my own for the first time to explore and find the nearest Petco/Petsmart as it's always nice to know where they are in the case I should need something. It turned out that Petsmart is closest to me, so I drove there with the intention of going and just seeing the layout of the store. Well - we all know how the story goes lol I stopped at the betta shelves and was looking them over. There was a white and orange butterfly VT that I sort of fell in love with, but then over on the shelf with the halfmoons on it, there was one lone cup shoved all the way to the back. I pulled it out and there's this poor lil dude all clamped up and breathing heavy at the bottom. My heart just broke for him as 99% of the other ones looked at least halfway healthy. I calculated my resources and figured that the purchase of a small tank and a cave wouldn't hurt my budget any, and since I had rocks and plants and a heater at home already - he was coming home with me. He's a halfmoon and a very interesting color. I'll wait to say definitively what color he is until he's warmed up and in clean water, but right now he looks opalescent green with some red and white in him too... hard to explain. I hope that he'll perk up and eat for me as he's very very skinny :( His pectoral fins have some little tears in them so he's got stress coat in his water. He's been acclimating to the new water and warming up a little bit and I think he'll be ready to be unleashed here in a few moments. He's in a 1 gallon, something of a hospital tank, for the time being, if he lives and thrives he'll be upgraded to a 5 gallon or a split 10 gallon with Alaric :) Wish me the best as he really just doesn't look well :( Also I think his name is going to be Beenz!
Proud fish mom to: Flame - veil tail
, Nimbus - veil tail, and NoName - crown tail.
And fur mom to my kitten Smeagol
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