WHY will you not MOVE??? And other stories. :3
So... I was sitting here just a few minutes ago before I turned the light off in my room wondering why my newest fish seems not to grasp the concept of motor skills. I mean, he must be moving at some point, because everytime you look at him, he's hovering in a new spot. But that's just it. All he does is hover. I have yet to see him move a single time since I took him out of that disgustingly small KK I bought not thinking it would look so small once he was in it.
He looks stoic and all. He looks like a fishie crusader, except for that single time when I moved my face up close to the glass and he freaked out and ran away. I think I woke him up. So instead of making a concerned thread and spamming up the betta care with my odd little dude, I'm just going to make a journal about how long it takes him to move. And probably his eating habits, since those are on par with his swimming habits... >.> *is starting to worry, but figuring it must be the fact that he's new* Let this be declared DAY 6!
I'll also chronicle the other entertaining things my bettas do. Like... DOWF 2.0!~ Phaistos has been spending all day today staring plaintively at the top of the tank like that will magically give him more food. Harmonia has been eating bubbles literally for every waking moment of her day. Spiridion won't stop biting me (I'm not egging it on. Nope, not this chick). Hermes is probably stupid. And Erasmos is just chill. I think he looks over at Hermes, on the other side of the divider, and wonders what happened to his brain. :/ Because Hermes isn't the most intelligent fish, God bless him. c:
Let's also throw out this disclaimer: If anyone thinks I'm insulting my fish here, I am most certainly not! I love my fish-babies. Very much. <333 They just have been in an incredible intelligence rut, lately. Lol.
OTHER DISCLAIMER- About Atreus, don't flame me and say I must not be caring for him right. He lives in five gallons of a heated ten gallon tank with twice daily offered feedings and clean water and plenty of places to hide, which he certainly utilizes. He's colored up more since I bought him, which I think is strange considering his behavior. He doesn't have any external signs of illness. He's just a late bloomer, I think.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein