Here's he is: I named him Fins!
He looked dark red at the store - but under bright light - orange!
He's very active, likes the "broken" pot & tall plant. I baffled the filter w/ some scrubber sponge & the current is very slow. He likes swimming in it.
I don't know what they feed them at the store but I bought Aqueon Betta food (Freddy loves it). I waited till he was up top & dropped a pellet in front of him - he just looked at it, "sniffed" it - figured it was food & decided he could eat it. He had me worried for a minute!
I'm used to Freddy the chow hound
But tonight he came right up when I lifted the lid & scarfed down the pellet!!
Ammonia levels are still 0. I'll give everything a few weeks to settle before I start looking for a snail (thinking of getting an olive netrite)
I'm not sure when I'll do a water change. Maybe 20% next week?
The plants have already gotten a fert dose & I cut the light from 9 to 4 hrs to fight the algae. I really over did the light!!
I am so loving the tank!! Besides the slow start w/ the filter problem I like the eclipse.
The lid is a bit small - not much of an opening - but other than that it's pretty good.