So I order this pair last week (on a Friday so I had to wait forever to get them -.-) but I got them yesterday afternoon. The male was my second choice, I'm still very pleased with him though! I decided on getting imported fish who were already IN the US to save myself a few extra bucks. Youll see the girl in the male's pictures - but Im not breeding them yet, I just wanted to see how they'd react to eachother while I was trying to clean some Java fuzz out of her tank. Excuse the fuzz everywhere, as I said, its my new java moss trying to make a mess of everything
Without further ramblings, here they are!
Here's the girl, I named her Gaia (for all of you who know Greek Mythology, youll see why in a second
There she is in her own home, refusing to eat decaps (what fish refuses decaps?!)
Here she is in the male's tank (she was very heavily barred but you cant see it to the extent that it was due to my flash)
Here they are together (kinda lol)
Now for the male (good pictures of him now!) I named him Pontus
(I thought their names were entertaining, exspecially since I want to breed them... my boyfriend just rolled his eyes at me though. All well lol)
Him trying to make his shy little self look all big and manly for the pretty lady
Gives a good idea of what he looks like, but does no justice to how he looks in person. His pattern is much more even in person
I'm not 100% in love with Gaia's color, but her anal fin isnt as screwy as Pontus', I love Pontus' color, but not his topline, I love Gaia's topline but not how her fins are slightly "frilled" and finally, Im not a fan of how Gaia isn't a full HM but her cadual is really crisp, Pontus' cadual is slightly rounded but he has a great spread. So the fish do have their flaws, and I'm aware, but there is a lot of give and take between the two. I hope to clean up the body faults first then work on color. Let me know what you think!