So... for years now my dad has been trying to convince me there are cool fishes besides bettas
We tried mollies, platies etc. and they were great but none of them (in my opinion at least ^^;) came close to being as nice as bettas. UNTIL, he brings home a little german blue ram. At first I didn't think much of it, but the following day when I walked past the tank out of the corner of my eye I saw a flash of electric blue and black dart across the tank
Now I think she's soooo beautiful! I named her Rrrrrramira, which I imagine is not all that original but it forces people to roll their R's
She's in a 20 gal long which unfortunately is undergoing an ick outbreak, but somehow she is handling it well and is still as radiant and active as ever. It's really my dad's tank so I try to stay out of it and I've just been making suggestions from what I've read on the internet and my own experiences. So far it doesn't look like we've made much progress but we are making a few changes that hopefully will work.
I'd like to show you guys pictures of her. She isn't as "shinny" in this pic as she normally is. Usually her belly is bright red and the iridescence is even more prominent. I took this pic a few hours after we got her.