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Old 07-20-2010, 10:55 PM   #11 
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pretty!
you should name him Tigger.

i dont know i just like that name.
tigger has stripes,he has a stripe.....
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:57 PM   #12 
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Thanks for the comments, and name suggestions! I'm totally liking Osiris, "Manny" and I liked the sound of "Lahar", but I looked it up, and he's a cattle-god.

Hmmm.
And Osiris just reminds me of Egyptian mummy MVPs... (I played too many games as a kid).

I'm gonna see if calling him "Manny" clicks. I'm also considering "Pontus" (from Greek mythology I believe.)

And that comment about being "morally lesser" was meant to be funny. But... I'm gonna go back and edit it out. -edit here- For some reason, I can't go back and change it. -__- The
"EDIT" button's gone! So instead, I'll apologize to whoever felt it was an attack towards them! Didn't mean to insult anyone.

I've had that tank for a little over a month. I used water from my already cycled tank, let it run, and did a water change/test before putting the new guy in. There's no way I would risk any critter's life just cause I wanted to have a nice fish "sooner".

Sorry... I'm not savvy when it comes to fish abbreviations. Is "HM" Half Moon? If so, then yes, that's what he was labeled as at Big Al's

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Old 07-21-2010, 12:03 AM   #13 
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:05 AM   #14 
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omg! That is one heck of a butterfly HM! Lucky! How many gallons is that tank, it looks awesome! I would add some more sand though.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:44 AM   #15 
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Well I think Mr. Gorgeous is an AWESOME name!!! =] Keep calling him that! =]

My sister would be SO jealous! She loves Dals and he's a halfmoon butterfly as well! D:
I'M jealous too! >.<

I agree with the plants thing! =] I LOVE plants! XD I love pretty colorful things! You picked great plants to start with! =] You have good taste! And I LOVE how the orange of the tank contrasts so nicely with his coloring! <3

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Old 07-21-2010, 09:04 AM   #16 
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Crazy person glued to the betta rack.
That made me laugh!

He is very pretty.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:36 PM   #17 
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Since I got this Tank second hand, I'm not positive how many gallons it is. I THINK 2 gals? I don't want to add more sand 1) because it took freaking FOREVER just to wash that much, and more importantly 2) I read that any more than 2 inches of sand will result in "dead spots" where there just is no aeration. From what I've researched, even with this much sand, I will need to take a chopstick and regularly poke holes in it to allow airflow.

Besides, although I think it would look better with more sand, I'd rather more water for Mr. Gorgeous Manny (it works!) to swim in.

@wallywest: Awww. Thanks for those wonderful comments. Although I don't think any of it was due to conscious planning! LOL. It just all happened to turn out well.

ANNNNNND... Gratuitous posting of more pictures. Just because he's awesome! ^_^

Starting on a bubble nest:




Unlike Drakon, Gorgeous Manny actually uses his hideout! o.O


And finally, I pic of Drakon's tank. Just so you can see the difference with MORE PLANTS! (OH how I love them!)


Drakon has a sort of Asian forest/garden thing going. I'm going for a ship-wrecked/beach theme with Gorgeous Manny. Any low-moderate light plants that would do well in a small tank you can suggest? That would look part of the theme? I was thinking banana plants... but they're high light. *sigh*

I think at this point, I've pretty much given in to my betta obsession. I've been dreaming about doing things with my empty 20 gallon.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:42 PM   #18 
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How about Teach? For Edward Teach? As in Blackbeard? As in the pirate? :P It would suit your shipwreck theme, though the name isn't exactly as "Tough" as you might like... Though if you explain the meaning, it might give him a respectful nod xD

If you want to stick with the pirate theme I thought of, here's some pirates, if Teach isn't tough enough xD

http://www.privateerdragons.com/pirates_famous1.html
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:04 PM   #19 
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lol his coloring is deffinatly blue butterfly. But he's either super delta or Halfmoon kinda hard to tell when he is not flairing.
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