Blue is the coolest fish. Now that I've got him a larger tank and a heater for the tank it's like I have a completely different fish. I love that I can make his life a little happier.
When I first got Blue, he was of course in one of those little cups. I got him at the dollar store down the street. He was only $1. When I first got him, I got the smaller of the two tanks there at the store. That's when I started doing some reading. He's on his 3rd tank now. This will probably be his last because I think it's just right for him.
I've bought a quieter filter for his tank because he was afraid of the one that went with the tank (doesn't help that I think I broke the filter that goes with the tank). I also bought a heater for him. He is drawn to that heater often. I think he likes it. It took about 12 hours for it to heat the tank up too the right temperature. I think I'll buy one more thing for his tank. I had promised that I wouldn't buy anything else. But one of those thermometers that stick to the side of the tank seems like a worthy thing to buy. I think the heater is a good heater and won't mess up, but I'm sure it'll be good to have the thermometer just in case.
Now that Blue is warmed up, he's now a piggy. He seems to insist on more food after I drop in the usual 4 pellets. When I learned that their stomachs are about the size of their eyes, I have made sure not to feed him more than that twice a day.
I have several hidey holes for him to go to in the tank. One of them is the filter that he likes to hide behind sometimes. He's also got a Santa Claus hidey hole that he's finally gotten used to and uses. I do believe his favorite hiding places is this one specific shell that is leaned against the side of the tank. He is longer than the shell so sticks out very easily. But if I want to find him, that's where he's usually at.
So glad to have this forum to share about my fish. I can only add so much to Facebook before my friends start calling me the crazy fish lady. My boyfriend has already done that. :)