Nope he's still alive
I just want fast answers...
I know I said in a previous thread that I was going to wait on more fish... but...
Well... *Bites Nail* I just want more!
I've decided on Cories... getting them from PetSmart, I want the most interesting and weirdest variety.
So Far I've seen Pepper Cories, Albino, and... I dunno..
HOW SHOULD I PICK HEALTHY ONES AND WHAT SIZES? AND HOW MANY?
Should I get any thing else for them? (Money really isn't an issue I got mostly money this Christmas) Like... more hiding spots? More Gravel? More plants?
Funny enough... here is a direct quotation from my mother... Betta mom's may get a warm feeling haha.
Mom: "Well I mean if you want to get more fish thats alright but Drax seems happy as a Lark by himself! Why chance that he gets killed by these other fish!"
Me: "Thats why Cories would be an ok choice! Their bottom feeders."
Mom: *Points to Drax* "He's on the bottom now looking at that shell..."
Mom: "What if the Cories attack him."
Me: "Thats why you get several Cories."
Mom: "Won't they just gang up on Drax?"
Me: "No no... Drax would be the Alpha fish mom... you get several other fish so the Cories can protect eachother..."
Mom: "*Shakes head* Fine if you want to go today (I don't have a car yet >,> I'm poor ok >,<) we can go. So help ... you if Drax gets hurt. I don't want to see his pretty little tail in shreds!"
Me: *Tries to act all composed and smart* "Mother dear I would float one Cory inside the vase in the tank for like an hour or so and watch Drax's response. If he flares and tries to attack the vase then I'll need to be very vigilant but if he seems curious like he is with the Decor then I shouldn't worry... if something goes wrong then I can always return the Cories."
Mom: *Shakes head* "Up to you... (Giving me that mom look of "It's your choice but I'm not 100% for it.")
Me: "Ah good (Gives my look of "I know what I'm talking about Goldfish Killer.")"
(Me and my mom have realized we are very alike personality wise so we banter alot and have little power struggles, not being mean just... it's like fighting with a female version of myself whose older haha.)
Temp: 76-82F (Hey Drax likes it warm)
Cleaning: *Blushes* Probably too clean haha
Cycled: Not fully but I clean alot so don't even mention water quality. I just like tending to the tank! More fish will make the tending seem more... not crazy haha!
Salting: Very lightly
Gravel: Look at the pic...
Plants: Look at the pic... 1 Java, Anacharis (Which has since been floated now and recovering) several large submerged vines).