teeneythebetta: He had a good, long life for a pitbull. 14 years, wow! I know you must have shared many happy years together. We lost our beloved 11-year-old golden retriever a few years back to epilepsy; it was heavy to deal with but it was relieving to know that he wasn't going through that anymore.
Alcemistnv: I like the color and texture the rocks impart to my otherwise rather boring gravel, while still fitting in with the natural theme. Plus, my cories like huddling together on top of a stone as well. I guess the consistent, smooth surface is nice on their bellies. I'm afraid snails would be too much on the bioload; I've heard they're way dirtier than their small size would suggest!
ChoclateBetta: They're all the same species, bought on the same day from the same tank! Funny how they always leave the one with the little dorsal fin spot out. Maybe I'll name that particular one Rudy, like Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, haha. Poor little guy. Mr. Fishie likes hovering behind him, just waiting for him to turn around, then scaring the crap around him when he does finally notice that big blue brute over his shoulder. Also, I do have a lid on the tank; I can't tell if it's on here or not due to the light being funny. Since I took it just after maintenance, probably not. It sits down flush with the top rim of the tank and stays on unless I'm changing water or rearranging decorations. Keeping a lid on was probably my first betta lesson. Poor, crispy, suicidal Cinderella... can't blame him, I kept him in a tiny, dirty bowl...
Everyone: Thanks for the compliments :) My boyfriend and best friend are the only other ones who even know this tank exists. It's nice to share it with someone else.
Last edited by leafythegreat; 09-15-2012 at 04:02 PM.