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Plakat eyes...subbing. What was his colors? Oh those eyes! Precious baby cory. Never seen one.

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Betta Boy, the book has LOTS of maps (I love maps!) and info about wild bettas. There is a whole chapter devoted to mouth brooding bettas. And another chapter on bubble nest building. There is a chapter on diseases but I wish it had more details about symptoms for diagnoses (I was reading that last night hoping there would be something helpful for Levi, MamaJ). I liked the history of bettas.... Betta Splendins means "splendid battler". Hahaha! That is cute. Shoulda been "tiny warrior".

I am nowhere near done reading it. There is a lot of info on foods...some foods I have never heard of (worm cultures and such). I will likely mention it again as I read more.

Guppies are back to normal, flirting amongst themselves. New Betta ignores them so far. Right now he swam up to a cory and put his gills out. The cory of course didn't even notice him, so Betta put his gills down and backed away. No reaction is no fun so he will quickly lose interest in them. The guppies, gah, yesterday....if Betta put his gills out at them, they would freak out and dive headfirst into the sand, sending up a cloud of sand. BOOM. It was all the reaction a Betta could hope for! What fun! All powerful gills! Heh... But now they are ignoring him and his morale is dropping. "Where is the brilliant display of fear today?!" he is probably thinking. Betta is spending a lot of time right where I imagined he would...in the floating plants and log at the front/top of tank.

So that precious little plakat will probably marble black. I have a pic of his side, will upload.

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"Neveh seen this before....neveh seen this before....oooo! Neat!" New Betta amazed by everything in tank, especially marimo balls and pebbles.


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Cute little hen! I love the baby cory. I wonder if they'd be able to eat wormy things. Love the little plakat guy! I don't know how you resisted those eyes.

My guppies were afraid of a baby betta. She was maybe half a cm bigger than they were, but they just hid by the sand the whole time they were in her tank. Every once in a while, she would dive bomb them, and they would flee in terror. She didn't even have to flare! I guess they have that prey instinct when the other fish is bigger.

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I know...I know....Plakat had eyebrows. Who can resist?? I hope he gets a good home. He had such a sweet personality! Little charmer.

The cory fry get excited when I put in the Hikari first bites. I might try baby brine shrimp again. I stupidly forgot to get a brine shrimp NET, again! No way to get them out for feeding...and I don't own any pantyhose. LOL.
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Thanks for looking for help for Levi. Love the plakat. Snowy looks like a cuddle buddy. So precious! Is your new boy golden color? Midas would be cute name. Too funny can just see him thinking wondering why he isn't sending guppies into retreat.

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Haha, and being curious about rocks and plants makes me a little sad even as I laugh at him.

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It is kinda sad, Sadist, that he has never seen a pebble before. :/

New Betta is only slightly bigger than the guppies, bodywise. His fins make him appear MUCH bigger. The guppies never were afraid of Simeon or Zadok. Well, they're not afraid of New Betta now either. Apparently he is no threat. They swim right next to him now and he doesn't try to go after them. Hopefully, it stays like this and he doesn't start glass surfing like Simeon and Zadok did.

I keep forgetting to mention that Blueberry (the blue rili mama) didn't have her eggs 4 days ago. They were due to hatch so maybe they did...or maybe she molted. Hopefully they hatched. I guess they would be very hard to see because they are so tiny. The other rilis should arrive Friday.

New Betta is sorta a peachy color. I was thinking of the name Soloman. I felt pretty bad yesterday and stayed in bed most of the day...like super, super tired and muscles aching. I was going to think up names but didn't feel up to it. He does have a golden appearance and Soloman plated most of the temple in gold...that was my thought line. Heh. And then my brain got very tired. Soloman suits him, I think. I haven't decided 100% though.
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Aaawww, here is New Betta before I picked up his cup. He looks REALLY bored. As soon as he realized I was interested, he puffed up all his fins and out came his beard. I can't believe I didn't get a picture of him gilling me! He was pretty feisty!
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Soloman is perfect. So funny I pondered that name for Kokomo. Great minds think alike. He is a very lucky boy to have found a home with you! Yes it is really neat to see how excited they get over new home but as you said heartbreaking too that they have never had even the most simple experience of exploring a plant or gravel. I look forward to following him. Really a gorgeous boy I expect will really. be magnificent as he grows. Hope you feel better.

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