Remedio is, well, Remedio.
He still doesn't seem to grasp that his net could actually be used to catch him and take him out of his tank. Both his net and my fingers seem to be a combination of a toy and tasty foodstuff (which, depends on his mood).
I finally got around to remodeling his tank, and adding some more stuff to it. Based on his temper, I decided to replace the pagoda with a skull cave.
. I also added a second plant, which I've already caught him sleeping on one of the leaves. I think i'm going to wait another month before putting gravel in. His fins still have a tad bit to go before they're fully grown back, and he poops A LOT, so having the bottom bare is quite practical for keeping it clean.
I've also noticed that he's extremely sensitive to changes in his tank, more so than any other Betta I've ever had. A few weeks ago, I forgot to plug in his heater after a water change, left it overnight, and even though the temp hadn't dropped below three degrees of his norm, he was still clamped for a few days afterwards. I added the cave and new plan on Sunday night, and he clamped up for the first 48 hours after that as well. I'm thinking I'm going to invest in a 5 gallon bucket from a hardware store and start aging his water; even though water changes don't seem to stress him out, I still think it would be a lot easier on him. He also built a most impressive bubble nest earlier this week. -sniff- he's growing up.
My Remedio, so biker tough with a sensitive side. lol
Photo 1: Picture from my last post (1-18-12)
Photo 2: Picture from yesterday (1-31-12), for comparison
Photo 3: Flaring!!!
Photo 4: His new tank setup.
Photo 5: Tough guy in his skull cave.
Photo 6: His most epic bubble nest yet.