Nothing much exciting has been happening here. My unimaculata male swallowed his eggs and everyone else seems more interested in eating and sparring rather than spawning.
My wild-caught burdigala pair are together in their own tank now. I can't work out what is wrong with the female. She has a good appetite and is willing to eat, but it's like something is physically impeding her ability to swallow. I am going to hit her and the male with an internal parasite treatment and hopefully she will put on some condition.
I did manage to snag the first mossie larvae of the season from my neighbour's house and she hunted a number of them down. I forgot how much bettas enjoy chasing them around.
This is their tank as it stands currently. It's only a 25cm cube but they are an extremely peaceful pair and there are a number of places to hide. It looks better now that the water has had time to darken.
I ordered a whole heap of mayaca fluviatilis, Asian water grass and hydrilla to go in my wild betta tanks. So I just need some java moss and a couple more bags of aquasoil and I will be ready for my big overhaul.
I've also been chasing this stupid fish around for days trying to get a decent photo. He and the other males in there have been looking so nice lately and yet every time I get my camera out all that rich red colouring disappears.
My hendra fry is thriving. It is still very small (I don't mind how slow it grows just as long as it stays healthy) and yet it recognises me and comes over when it sees me. Yesterday I was leaning over its container fixing up my BBS hatchery and I look down and see these big eyes staring up at me. I wish its sibling had survived as the poor thing is alone until it matures and I get my hands on another pair.
I also am supposed to be getting two heaters delivered. I thought it would be today but so far I haven't see any sign. I was planning on purchasing a pair of wild bettas (the transhipper supposedly ordered them in) once they come out of quarantine later this week and I want the heaters to go in their tank.