This last weekend Missouri had no tax on school supplies, so the family and I wen shopping. Of course we had to hit up Wal-Mart and about 12 we went in, around 1am I found this little guy.
He wasn't the worst one off but he looked like he was more aware of what was happening to him and had given up. He knew how bad he was and didn't care if he lived or died. (Maybe a bit to much emotion for a fish but it's what I saw) I contemplated between a very excited, healthy, b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l., red crowntail and him.
The last look he gave me broke my heart so I put the red crowntail front and center and bought this little guy and a plant. He was laying on the bottom barely breathing and would occasionally come up to breath something from the surface.
I got him home and in my QT tank and within 10minutes he was swimming closer to the surface and more easily.
Since then I have put a fake plant and two moss balls (which he is in love with!) in with him. Today I played with him and a shiny bottle cap which he seemed to enjoy. He still seems depressed and hasn't eaten but he's coming around and swims much better and doesn't stay at the bottom of the tank.
Sorry to rant! Here are some pics. I'm still looking for a name, my other two are named Rosie and Alfonso.
Him defending his moss balls
Sorry that it's blurry
His current tank I switched the plant this water change though
This one shows off his red
This guy wanted to help sooo bad lol
Question: I just did a water change and for a little excitement put the cup the new guy is in next to Alfonso's tank. Alfonso was Very interested but the new guy turned his tail fin to him and completely ignored him! Is this normal? I think poor Alfonso was insulted lol and the new guy wasn't the least bit interested in Rosie either but I'm not to worried about that.