Hey hey guys! I hope you all had a safe, happy, and very Merry Christmas :) I've been here there and everywhere lately so I apologize for the hiatus. The boys and Lady Icarus are doing super well - I'm just incredibly happy with all of them :)
Stinson - He's doing well and loving life again in his 1.75 gal tank. He did NOT like the 5 gallon tank and seems to be thriving in his little home, so there he shall stay :) He's grown quite a bit since I got him in October, and he's my jumper/biter lol Gotta love lil cantankerous fishies!
Pascal - I think his big ol' fins are finally starting to bother him as he's been biting his tail a lot lately. They aren't infected or anything, I just think he's irritated with how big they are. Poor guy :( I also think he's getting a cyst or a tumor on his dorsal fin :/ I'm not sure what it is, but I know it's growing. I hope it stays small and that it doesn't bother him too much. I would hate to lose him!
Alaric - he's become quite the Starvin' Marvin lately, which is good! He needs to grow :) He's pretty active and likes his 2.5 gallon home.
Yoshi - he is doing super well, my mom recently came to visit and he was the first one she noticed haha He's quite the eye catcher :) He's definitely a halfmoon and I'm super excited about that :D After things settle down and Grace gets back to her mom's and school starts up again and everything I'm going to get him into his own 5 gallon tank so he can grow nice and big :)
Lady Icarus is just an adorable little lady :) She's gotten a bit of blue iridescence in between her rays which is kind of fun. I think she's just going to be your typical veil tail female betta :)
Gilligan is doing wonderful too. He's quite happy in his 2 gallon home. I love having him around, he's such a handsome guy!
Darryl is... just Darryl lol I've actually contemplated seeing if there's anyone in my area who would take him off my hands for me. I hate to say it, but I just don't have a bond with him like I do with my other fishies. I'll keep him for now :) But if someone wants a skittish not very personable double tail betta in a gorgeous white/turquoise-y color - let me know! :)
And *trumpet fanfare* I made the trip to the next town over to stop at PetSmart... And a little dude labeled as a dragonscale followed me home :) Luckily I had Grace with me and he was able to ride warmly between her legs on the way home (about a half hour drive) If you recall, Grace is a terrible enabler and was guilt tripping me about taking him home haha So anyway, the little guy is I estimate about 6-7 months old? He's just a bit smaller than Alaric but a bit larger than Yoshi. I had him warming up in Yoshi's side of the tank and they were flaring at each other - and I'm fairly certain he's going to be a halfmoon plakat! He flares just like Alistair did! I've named him Nemo as he has a lucky fin (one pectoral fin is smaller than the other), just like the cartoon does. He won my heart over and even without Grace egging me on, I probably would have brought him home anyway :D Here's his picture! He needs to gain some weight and he's still got a bit of growing to do, but I'm super excited to have him! He's temporarily in a 1 gallon tank until I get Yoshi into his 5 gallon, then he'll take Yoshi's place in the divided tank :)