so i got a 10 gal today from my uncle who is no longer using it. after going to walmart and getting a new filter and heater, i stopped by petco "just to look". well... after showing the sales guy the various dead fish :-/ in their bowls, i finally decided to get [a living] one... the females were soooo cute that i really wanted to get one, but didn't want to try my first divided tank with a male and female. there were some really pretty marbled males and pastels, and even a couple of yellows (a small male DT with yellow cast on his body and partly butterfly tail with yellow ending in white). there were a couple i almost got, including the yellow, but there was one that kept swimming to me and pleading with me with his eyes... which is weird because i have never felt a "connection" with a fish before... but he was not the prettiest one, and i felt bad, and was afraid no one would buy him if i didn't get him, so i did. and he is sooo cute and friendly already!!! he swims the side of the tank when i got by, comes up for food, and could totally care less about the boy on the other side of the divider (even tho Gipper is freaking out!). so now i have a new guy, he has a pink/raspberry marbled body with pink cellophane DT. Can't think of a name yet.
just thought i'd share!! but now i want to go get the rest of the other guys before they all die too :-/ Where does it end??!?!