I'll do a whole post on Mytique later, but here are some pics of the girls I've found:
From left to right (sorry for the blur) Salacia the black CT, Icelia the lavender/periwinkle CT, Mystique... well Mystique-colors CT, Layla the pearlie VT, and Bastet the cambodian CT.
Originally I only had Mystique. I've had her for about a year now. Then two weeks ago I got the baby Alexa and last week I got Bastet and Layla. The two of them (Bastet and Layla) faced off with flaring and flashing through their cups. When Mystique would swim by their battle would end and Mystique would be the new target. Mystique was interested and curious but she would just swim away without a care and not flare back.
Today I got Icelia and Salacia. Icelia flares at anyone who is nearby and flashes herself. Salacia hasn't really flared yet but she'll get flashy. I'm pretty sure that her right fin is bugging her because she's been holding it to her body almost always and she's been more clamped than any of the others. Her water was filthy when I brought her home. I'm pretty sure she'll be okay with a little TLC. Bastet and Icelia seem to like to face off to one another hardcore. So that's interesting. Layla just looks like she wants out to explore and just as before Mystique is curious but doesn't seem to care about the others truly. Only when there is food in their cups.
All the girls (minus Mystique) are floating in their cups and to keep quarantined but also warm. They get tank water changes daily or every other day. Layla (who still has a hole in her fin and a tear in her dorsal although it looks like it might be healing) and Salacia for certain are receiving daily water changes. I also have 3 live plants I am adding. Slowly getting more and more cover for their world.
Here are some crappy pics of each(minus Mystique who will be featured later):
Bastet after I brought her home:
Cambodian coloration crowntail with bright, bright blue eyes. She only recently decided to eat and then only blood worms. Although she sucked on a pellet today so there's progress!
Bastet frontal view with Layla in the background.
Iridescently colored with offwhite(pinkish) body with red on her face and white lips, blue, teal, red, purple, and pink on her fins; veiltail. Her fins seem to be healing. She is very, very slender (trying to fatten her up) but she loves to eat... although she does take her time with it.
Layla and Mystique.
Periwinkle/lavender colored crowntail. She has attitude and spirit. When she stripes, she reminds me of one of the purple and white tigers from WoW(world of warcraft) ... yeah I'm a nerd, so sure me XD. Anyway, instead of horizontal stripes she stripes verticle like a tiger! Super awesome. Just got her today. She is absolutely gorgeous and I will totally be finding my real camera and showing you guys real pics of her for sure. Everyone will get a turn, but probably her first XD.
Salacia and Icelia.
Salacia appears to be black and dark grey with a few scales very, very, dark blue. She almost seems to have some grey cheeks under her eyes I think. She is flashing around but I think she's having a difficult adjustment period. Her right fin is bothering her and she is relatively clamped. Although since I changed her water from the nasty she had from the store I think she's starting to feel better. I can see spirit underneath the clamping. She just needs some TLC. Just got her today as well.
Each of my new girls are from a different one of the 4 pet stores I have nearby. Tomorrow most are getting fresh shipments so I am gonna go check them out and potentiall get one more girl... It has to be super special though. :)
So that's my sorority so far! I love watching them interact and I'm sure it's going to be an awesome adventure when they get to be free in their home. I don't really know who the top dog will be, but I'm thinking possibly Bastet or Icelia. But we'll see ;) Mystique might just jump up there! <3