Well we are going to contact the wildlife people today and see what they advise us to do. If there is a carer willing to take the bird and raise it then we will definitely give it to them.
There seems to be about a hundred things that can go wrong hand-feeding baby birds and aspiration pneumonia seems to be the main one. I think me and a friend aspirated a sick chick in the past while trying to help it out and so I don't want to do the same thing to this one as that would be horrible.
Otherwise had two people come over that I know from another forum/FB and purchase the two persephone pairs. I am thinking of possibly using some of the sale money to purchase a pair of Betta rutilans and the the rest on live plants, but I am not 100% certain. I am hoping the guy who I have reserved a third pair for wants to purchase them soon as that will be some more money in my pocket.
I also have a whole heap of killifish pairs ready for new homes so I think I could move at least a handful on at $10 a pair.
I woke up this morning and both my brownorum and hendra pairs were putting on a show. Of course being the fish nerd I am, I automatically got the camera and tried to get a few shots. The colours on the female hendra are just simply superb. I could easily watch these fish all day.
The photos of the brownorum pair are not as nice because they were moving around a lot and my camera was having some difficulty focussing on them.
Plan for next week is to get more plants, move a couple of tanks around, and replace the top shelf on my rack as it got wet and I am afraid it is going to buckle under the weight of the tanks on there.