Hello everyone! Just an update on the babies! They've been doing pretty good! And they seem to be growing! Well, a tiny bit lol! They were very
stressed out during the flood evacuation. Petra had lost all of her color. She went from pinkish-white with red fins to a ghostly white. She was eating but not swimming. I wasn't exactly sure she would make it. Luckily, she did and she is doing awesome! I am starting to substitute 1 pellet in their diet. I usually feed them 3 bloodworms but now they get 2 bloodworms and a pellet. I want to get them onto pellets like Sushi and Tutankhamun so that I would have to keep using/buying 2 different foods. Urania doesn't seem to love the pellets very much. It's soooo incredibly hard not to just take the pellet out and give her a bloodworm instead when she refuses to eat it. But, she getting better. A lot better. She eats them now but just chomps on the for a million years. Oh well, at least she eating them lol! Lux has been great as well! He is so unbelievably hard to get a picture of! All he wants to do is swim back and forth lol! I have never seen anything like it! He's so cute though! I was actually thinking about getting some Koi bettas in the future. I saw one a Petco a couple weeks ago and he was GORGEOUS! Oh my! And very healthy! My original plan was to purchase 3 female baby bettas so I could raise them together and when they were grown, release them into a sorority! But since one of the babies turned out to be a boy (Lux) I only have 3 girls. I have also been applying to many places for a job. I tried at Chipotle but they never responded. I was thinking maybe Red Robins or Home Depot. The thing is, is I want to work somewhere I will be happy! I don't want to just get a job to get a job. I want to be happy. I am turning 18 VERY soon and that's when all the awesome jobs open up! So I might just wait. I just want money so I can buy more fish lol!!! But anyways, my grandma always sends me out $50 for birthdays and i was wanting a new tank with some gravel and stuff for Tutankhamun. He has a 3 gallon I believe but not filter and the water pressure from the filter is so hard. He just sits at the bottom. So I wanted a 5 gal. for him and then I could buy some adult female bettas! To much planning. A couple days ago was pretty bad. Urania and Petra share a 2.5 gallon tank, they're babies and I don't have anything else. Well, I was cleaning Tutankhamun's tank any I went back to check on the toddlers and Petra got into Uranias side!
I had no clue how she got in there but later figured out I accidently moved the divider off the slits. Ugh. Urania tore a chunk out of Petras top fins. She's okay. When I first got them, I had Petra quarantined and had Urania and Lux sharing the tank. Well, Urania got into Lux's side and they were awesome together at first! But I realized that Lux was a boy and this couldn't work. And they started attacking each other. But, of course, Urania won. She tore him up. Urania is just to strong! She has never had her fins tore by them. She always does it. It's more secure now and nobody will be getting out. Although, I seem to think that Lux has fin rot.. His bottom fin has always look kinda rag, but they look black at some tips. They haven't gotten any worse or better. Oh well. I'll keep any eye out on it. It doesn't seem to affect him. Well, thanks for reading guys! Will do another update in a week!
Proud owner of 6 precious bettas:
Tutankhamun, Sushi, Urania, Lux, Petra, Perseus