Unfortunately, I had to pull Quasar from the fry tank tonight. He was chasing the babies a bit too much for my liking, and was determined to make the shrimpies into dinner. Luckily, I was able to get some nice pics while he was flaring at Solstice.
My boy's done some growing up in the last 3 weeks!
Very nice pics! He is gorgeous...such nice clean lines and wow! on the fins...so nice and even! He does look like he has grown, filled out more. I just can't get over how huge and even is fins are! Nice to see an anal Fin that has remained in proportion to rest of fins and that isn't noticeably darker in color than other fins. Lately, on aquabid, the anal fin is all I notice as it's so much longer; it not only sweeps the floor, the anal fins has grown an extra couple of centimeters past the bottom edge of caudal fin. And it's so dark; for example, if the betta is marked as a lavender salamander HM, the body is pale lavender, the dorsal, caudal, and ventral fins look like a blue over red that has been whitewashed, but the anal fin is dark purple or dark blue over red.
That stinks that you had to pull him out...at least you got to see what a great dad he was!
By some miracle of the fishy gods, my walter worm culture is back with a vengeance! So, who can guess what the fry had for dinner, LOL. The sides of the culture container are still covered in a solid mass of worms, even after I fed the kids until there were a few I was sure would pop!
If I wasn't on the other side of the continent, I'd bring you a pair!
I swear I have Tardis fish - bigger on the inside. How do these tiny fry fit so much food into their tummies!?! Luckily I have a now overflowing worm culture, 1/4 lb of golden pearls, and my jar of instant BBS which is deceptively small. I try to keep food in front of them almost all the time. A tricky balance to keep between not enough and way too much.