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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