Just a quick little entry tonight, because I got my first baby betta!
I stopped in at petco just to look and see if they got any nice dumbo males in, or dragon scale, or whatever :P
They had tons there that came in the day before, but nothing jumped out at me. So, I look at the babies, since there were 20-ish there, and they were all "fresh", so worth a look.
Some poor little guy was about the size of my pinky nail. So cute, but I know he'd never make it past a week more than likely, being so small and already going through all he had.
They were ALL very healthy looking and unclamped, so it took me quite a long time to decide. I settled on a very handsome baby who had a greenish body already and blonde fins...
I am pretty sure it's a boy, he has long ventrals and no visible egg spot or ovaries, and I *thought* I saw some ray extensions in the store like he'd end up a CT,
but now I can't really see them in his little home.
He's in a teeny little critter keeper, the .75 gallon size, but I have an adjustable 25 watt heater in there that seems to be holding the temp a steady 80.
He happily ate a couple crushed up omega flakes and is very feisty, so, so far, so good!
Nothing has phased him at all.. The trip home, the acclimating, the new home, me fussing with a flashlight and tape measure, or Igavon behind him being all flarey.
Hope we have a long future :)
His teeny little hobbit house:
Blurry fella: (with me, they are all blurry, eh?)
And mostly as a record keeping for size, this is the closest I could get
to an accurate length. He's above it, but if I measure and slide down, he's about 3/4 inch nose to tail base (he's at the front of the glass)
So teeny <3