Got rid of the shells in my tank as advised and actually ended up replacing my live plants with silk ones....one might wonder why but after realizing how little I actually know, having live plants will most likely end up causing more trouble than good learning that they need food, special lighting etc in order to avoid rot and thus polluting the water...all things I'm not yet too familiar with so until then I decided to go the "safe" route and Blu doesn't seem to mind at all. :)
How Blu looked when I first got him:
Slowly changing colors into more blue:
How he greets me every time I go near the tank:
Guarding his bubble nest!
I'm so happy with this little guy. He seems happy, always greeting me at the front of the tank. Eating well, very active and now started making cute bubble nests! It's amazing to see the difference from the poor docile fish in the small cups at the pet stores. They really have a great personality for something so small. <3
P.s. Sorry for the huge pictures...not sure how to make them smaller here. :(