Day 27: 1-8-12
Did I ever imagine I would be posting a "Day 27" update when I was carrying Remedio's wrapped-in-a-sweater cup to bring him home? I wasn't sure at all, but here I am.
Between the craziness of the holidays, having lots of visitors and my other Betta, Bowie, getting sick; it's been an intense couple of weeks. However, Remedio didn't seem to notice any of it. He seems content to just swim around his 3 gallon tank, going in his silk plant and little pagoda; and if anyone tries to disrupt him, they'd sure as heck better have something for him (preferably food).
Somewhere between the post I did before Christmas and Christmas day, I worked him up to two six pellet meals a day (NLS Betta formula). I also gave him his first bloodworm treat last week.
I've been doing three water changes per week. 1-50% and 2-25%. It might seem a bit much, but I want to keep the water extra clean for his fin growth, I also haven't gotten around to getting a siphon yet, so I've wanted to make sure he has fresh water added on a regular basis. He seems to be taking to them well. I've been leaving him in his tank when doing them, to minimize stress.
I bought 2 moss balls and a bundle of Anacharis yesterday. I have them both in QT right now, and am going to split them between my two boys once I'm sure they're safe.
And here are these weeks pictures!!
Picture 1: Taken 1-1-12
Picture 2: Taken 1-7-12
You can see that the growth on his caudal fin has slowed down a bit, growth seems to been mainly focused on his anal fin this week. I adore the second picture, because it's quite evident where the new fin growth is beginning to color up.