Sorry for the lack of updates for anyone reading! It's been a busy few days.
So all 3 boys are in the tank! Roscoe is still obsessively watching and following Mercury, but I'll give it more time for him to get over it. It's only been 2 days. The funniest thing is that Mercury is not even giving Roscoe the time of day! He kind of looks at Roscoe flaring and goes "Yeah, okay. Whatever, dude." and then swims off. So Mercury really does not flare at ANYTHING. I'll never truly if he's a HM or SD. Mercury could really care less that Roscoe exists so far. Is this rare for male bettas?
But finally, it's time for PICTURES!
Here's my pretty new rose tail Roscoe;
This was from the day I brought him home from Petco. Based on his condition, I'd guess he was part of a new shipment. I tested his cup water's ammonia and it was at 4ppm. Poor guy. Luckily it didn't seem to take too bad of a toll on him. He's been nice and active since I got him last Saturday.
Here's him today in the 30 gallon(was so hard to get a photo)
(The plastic wrap is to keep him from getting to Mercury. One of my dividers ended up short for reasons that I just can't figure out. I'm adding another piece for height tomorrow.)
Here's the whole tank itself!
A little bare for now, but I'll be adding more next time I get paid. Mercury ended up being the only one who likes those lookout towers. I tried giving one to Roscoe, but he prefers the terra cotta pot. Shion has a nice piece of driftwood for his hideout. He likes to poke his head out of it.
My plants sadly aren't doing too well though. I don't know what went wrong. All but my anubias is yellowed. I hear to give it some time before giving up on them completely though. I'll admit I'll be a little mad if they all die. This had to be at least $50 worth of plants. I don't want that to be all for nothing. I don't exactly make a lot of money.
At least Shion is back to his normal self. He made a bubble nest today.
Such a cute grumpy face!
Mercury tail sadly isn't seeing any fast improvement, but I do think the rooibos tea is helping.
At least he has clear fins at every part of his bites, so I'm going to assume that means regrowth. I just have to give it more time. I hope he'll bounce back and stop biting now that he's in a bigger space.
Anyway, that's all for now!