fine, fine... make me work for these things why dontcha?
This is Stargazer. I'm hoping that this photo is good enough to show the one thing that makes her unique; her head.
She probably should have been culled before she was ever listed on Aquabid, but I'm so very glad that she and her sister weren't.
I never considered buying a fish from aquabid, especially not from overseas. When Syriiven showed her and her sister to me, and expressed the concern that they might be culled if they didn't sell, I knew I couldn't let her life be wasted like that. I had plenty of space... and could maybe find the money somewhere to afford her, and I fell in love with Stargazer's unique beauty. Thanks to some orders that came in for plushes, I was able to afford her. At the last minute though, I noticed that her sister didn't have any bids either. Her face isn't as extreme as Stargazer's, but I didn't want her life to be thrown away either, so I begged and bribed and pleaded (again) with my fiance to let me buy both of them. Luckily for him, he gave in!
Even though I didn't have to wait long for them to come stateside, it was still torture for me. I was so anxious that they'd be DOA. When they finally arrived, I literally squealed when I opened the box and found them healthy, and a LOT larger than I had anticipated... >_>
I originally planned to keep Stargazer by herself (she was a bit more aggressive when she first arrived), but after almost 2 months, she mellowed out enough to join the rest of the girls in our community tank.
I still worry sometimes that the angle of her head, and the crookedness of her spine is going to cause her trouble, and even though she's only about 6 and a half- 7 months old, she's slowed down a bit.
She's my favorite girl in the sorority, my pride and joy!