Well, after throwing around a few names and talking to him for a while -I've decided that the new guy's name is... Darryl. Quite possibly more for the comedic effect of saying, "My fish, Darryl..." than the name itself haha though it really does seem to suit him and it comes naturally when I talk to him :) So Darryl it is.
I've also decided I have a knack for picking out the picky fish on the shelf lol I offered Darryl an Omega One pellet this morning, which he looked at and the ignored. So I removed it and tried some NLS small fish formula pellets I have (that Alaric and Fiyero both eat, though I'm changing things up with Alaric, I give him NLS in the morning and OO at night) and he gobbled those right down. So looks like he'll be eating those for a while, which is fine, so long as he's eating something.
I went around and took pictures of the boys today and their homes and thought I'd post a few here for you. I had such a fun time taking their pictures!
Alaric: I've had him for 2 months and 9 days now. He gets SO super excited when I go by his tank, and darts here and there and everywhere, making it really hard to get a clear picture of him. This is the best I could get today, out of probably 25+ pictures lol
And his home (I flippin love his little submarine!):
Gaston: Oh my cantankerous little guy Gaston :) I've had him for one month and 3 days. He has THE cutest little grumpy face and I just flipping love him to pieces. He currently is in a 1 gallon little aquarium, as I feel he likes it better in there right now. I would love to upgrade him back to his 5 gallon, but the past 2 times I've tried that he 'broke'. So I'll keep him in here and maybe upgrade him in a month or two if it works out :)
His little home :) He's building a bubble nest in there right now! First one in quite some time!
His face!! <3 His fins are a work in progress. AQ salt seemed to help but I'm giving him a bit of time off from that right now. If they're much the same by next Monday I might try some Jungle Fungus Clear for a few days, as I read that was an option for persistent fin rot.
Best. Grumpy. Face. Ever.
I love his little ventral fins all curled up and crossed the way they are. It doesn't bother him at all, it just makes me feel like he's very gentlemanly :)
"Are you done yet mom? Get that thing out of my face." haha
Fiyero: I've had this little stinker for 2 weeks tomorrow and he's grown SO much! He's getting some really nice color to him, and I'm anxious to see how he turns out :D
His spacious (for him) 2 gallon living quarters (the top of the water looks nasty, please ignore that - I just changed the water yesterday and it keeps coming back. He's too small for a filter right now or else I'd put one in there)
Would you just look at him?! SO adorable!<3
"What's that thing mom? Why does it shine a light in my face?!"
Pascal: I've had Pascal for a week and 2 days. This guy... is such a natural camera model haha I swear he was going "Here, try this angle. How about this side, it's my good side. No? Okay, here's my other side, try that." He's my most laid-back fish so it's pretty easy to get good pictures of him.
This is his 5 gallon home. I'm planning on putting a filter in there, and I have the perfect one, but it's missing a suction cup so I need to get another one of those from Petco and then it will go in there. Super quiet, very low flow - I think it'll work out pretty swell!
"This side? How do I look from this angle?"
His fins never fail to impress me! I've never seen him flare, but his fins are just HUGE and so pretty!
"Wanna see my face?"
Just being handsome, as always.
Such a hunk!
And last but not least, Darryl! He's still not sure what to think of me, but he'll warm up with a bit of time. I've only had him for just under 24 hours so he and I are still getting to know each other yet :)
His 3 gallon home - definitely gonna change out the rocks sometime soon, I really just don't care for them now that his tank is set up with them.
Just chillin - wasn't sure what to think of me or the camera lol
His little pouty face :)
I put my finger up to the tank so he quick turned around to look at it