I decided to start chronicling the stories of my bettas. (=
Acquired: October 26, 2012
Type: Veil tail
Temperment: Pretty calm! But likes to flare at my finger.
Acquired: November 28, 2012
Type: delta/double tail/elephant ear (He's a mutt)
Color: A greenish-blue and dark red
Temperment: A little spastic and aggressive.
As of today I found out that Algernon does not like certain songs. A Nevershoutnever song just came on and he started spazzing out and flaring at the computer which he has never done. He's so chill. It was very strange. But now the song switched and he did it again. Maybe he doesn't like the color green? There's a green pitcher next to his tank that was previously blocked by a book...I'm not sure was his malfunction was there.
But onto some background about my fishies.
Algernon started out in a 1/2 gallon tank. Then I fell completely in love with the little guy and decided to better his life. He's now in a 3 gallon critter keeper and he's much happier now! He also loves the real plants that I got him. He's always tucked away in them or laying on them, but he still uses his hammock from time to time.
His name is from the book, Flowers for Algernon. My animal names all have themes to them. For fish it is book characters. Much like in the book I was looking for a friend and found one in Mr. Algernon.
Vardaman went straight into a 3 gallon tank. His tank doesn't have any real plants. I may upgrade that later, but for now his shelf isn't very well lit. When I first brought him home he laid down on his side for a while and it spooked me! I decided to name him from the book As I Lay Dying because I thought he was dying! Vardaman was the smallest child in the book. His mother was dead, but he was too young to understand death. He instead said "My mother is a fish." This was my favorite line in the book! Anyways, it was about this time that I noticed his one fin was a little messed up. I got this guy in his tank and he turned into a skiddish little fish! He hid from me and the camera. He's doing better now though. He's no longer scared of me. He does like hiding in his plants instead of in his cup. I have not seen him go into the cup once! He's my new little guy and I am excited to track his progress, especially with that torn fin! He kind of leans to the side with the bigger fin when he is sitting at the bottom of the tank.