I'd like to enter my girl, Little Blue. She's really my only "Imperfect" fish but I love her all the same. She came with my original stock of my sorority, I looked into the small 2 gallon tank that the store was keeping them in temporarily and she looked at me, gave me that "look".
I ask Chuck about her (one of the owners) and he said she had been the mean one out of the other girls, apparently slamming and hurting them but she was the smallest one. She had tears in her fins up to her body and a beautiful blue sheen to her, me loving the color blue had to take her home! And so I did.
I didn't realize it at the time until everyone was in the tank and getting settled that there was something wrong about Little Blue, she didn't swim the way the other's did and I quickly found out why. At the very end of her spine, at her peduncle, her spine bends at a 90 degree angle making it harder for her to swim. But it didn't stop her from claiming the entire bottom of the tank as her's and so she quickly earned the title: Queen of the Under World. haha
Little Blue was the smallest out of the all and even some of my Dainty Cory cat's where as big as her but she shoaled with them happily since they didn't swim as fast. Soon her fins were growing back and she was growing out to be a beautiful HM girl!
Today Little Blue has grown enormously and her tail has straightened out enough that she can swim with the other's, it now sits at a 50-60 degree angle when she's resting. It's amazing what some clean water, Stress Coat and some TLC can do for a fish!
So without further ado, this is Little Blue (lol that rhymed)