A quick update on life with Sushi so far and learning about his unique personalty:
June, 11th – I got Sushi from Pet Smart today he is so cute active and is perfect for my energy level. After going to BettaLover1313’s house and helping her with her fish I took my guy home and got him set up. After I walked in the door my mom flipped saying that I did not need to spend money and this and that but thanks to BettaLover1313 and her generous donation of the tank, sand, and everything else that came with the tank (besides food and fish lol). Well after a threat to call BettaLover1313 to prove my story my mom yielded. As I went upstairs my boy went wild he wanted to look at everything and he thought that he could swim in air. Well I got everything ready and at this time I have no pH papers or any of the fancy water conditioning stuff all I had was left over water tablets from Anchovie (and my brothers fish George who is now a living hog of a monster goldfish) so I did the best I could and since I just fixed the our water heater myself with no help I was feeling pretty good. Well to say the least when I put Sushi in to let his water get adjusted to the tank water my special boy started to bang ageist his little cup thing and use osmosis to get into the tank. I don’t know if he was smart or sick and tired of the cup.
June, 12th - Woke up this morning and something was not right after getting Sushi into his tank and letting him explore I was planning a meal and cleaning plan in my calendar so I don’t forget any cleanings or any meals when suddenly he disappears from the tank! Now my tanks is a Half Moon tank (I know I did not relies that I was putting a half moon betta in a half moon tank lol anyway) and as of right now there is no place to hide himself but as the Gods as my witness he was missing. I bolted up from my bed when he pops up from the right side corner of the tank, came up to me and I swear gave me a mischievous happy look. ……… He now likes to scare me whenever he can. So after I fed him at 10p.m (I chose that time because I will have to work late nights sometimes and early mornings I am not awake enough to remember sue me) I laid down in bed when I noticed he kept coming to the side of the tank that was pointing to my bed and looking at me and a part of me knew that he wanted to use osmosis to come to me (saw the same look yesterday when he was in his cup trying to get into his tank) Now some people will say that fish don’t have the mental capacity to understand complex feelings like that but after seeing him today has convinced me that those people are on acid or something.
June 13th – I woke up this morning to something tapping what sounded like glass or plastic this early in the morning I can’t tell but when I look over at Sushi I see that he is going between his light/bubble air tube thing and the plastic/glass that is his tank and somehow causing the thing to bang ageist the tank. So I get up and he stops and swims to his food can that I set down next to the tank last night. Then it hit me that little turkey fish wants food and has come up with an elaborate way of telling me… I now realize that he needs to be fed three times a day instead of one like I was going with. And here people say that fish can’t eat you out of house and home!
June 14th –
Woke up this morning to Sushi flared out and floating at the top I freaked out and rushed out of bed to his tank. Well when I got there and took the lid off, the idiot popped up and gave me the sign to feed him.
That rotten fish will be the death of me, but I love him. Crazy thing happened today BettaLover1313 and I were at Wal-Mart to get pH strips (and for me a couple other fish things) today around the same time lol we had that planned good! Also today is the day I leave him alone for more than an hour. In the past if I left him for longer than half an hour without telling him where I was going he would flare at me, me who got him some shells (thanks to Grandma!) and two of the queens from the Harry Potter chess set I had (only ones that he would not flare up at surprisingly). So going in for 4 + hours of work will be fun to say the least lol hopefully he will be understanding lol. Well I got home tonight and he was flared out and wanting food when I feed him enough to last to his third meal or so I thought. Well he is feed and happy now at least if I could see him he is still hiding on me and he likes when I freak out. Again some people say that fish are not smart but I think Sushi here can prove them all wrong.
And I have to get to bed Sushi is messing with his large shell his weird way of telling me to turn off the lights and go to bed Till Next time TTFN