So I recently got a job at Petsmart, as a cashier. I told the hubby I wasn't going to bring home miscellaneous pets... but after a day of watching customer after customer buy TIIINY bowls for these gorgeous fish I sort of managed to spend my entire first paycheck "saving" FOUR bettas with accompanying aquarium set ups! I wanted to post some pictures of them, as I am just enthralled with how incredibly cool they are. They all have such distinct personalities, and I don't even mind that their tanks are currently taking up about 25% of my kitchen counter space!
The boys: a multicolored HM that doesn't quite have the 180 degree flare of a true hm, he was sick when I got him so he is currently in a quarantine tank but is doing much better! He was so pale, I knew I had to save him.
A multicolored CT, who is impossible to get good pictures of because every time he sees me he swims to the top RIGHT under the light begging for food... he's the piglet of the bunch, with a voracious appetite.
A marbled HM, a little bit blue/green. He is an avid bubble nest builder and rarely leaves his little corner in case someone comes along and steals his bubbles.
A HM in a color I'm not really sure about, he has mustard gas like qualities but from what I've read he's not exactly that color. His body is a dark brown/black with blue flecks, and has brownish yellow fins with the tiniest bit of black edging. He's my newest, and so far very reclusive and camera shy! I only managed to get this picture of him by letting him flare at his neighbor, the CT!
I've only been working at petsmart three days, and I've already managed to make at least four customers uncomfortable at their decision to buy tiny tanks and no heaters for their new bettas. I wanted to scream at one lady, who claimed that although her bettas were totally happy in their half gallon divided tank, they tear pieces of each other's fins off through the partition. HOW DOES SHE EVEN THINK THAT IS OK.