This one just magically turned into a boy within the last week. I was absolutely certain he was a little girl up until then! *oops...*
He's also been blowing a huge bubblenest.
I think he thinks there's babies in there... Though I'm not sure who he thinks he spawned with... haha. Maybe just just had a really good dream and thought it was real..
This is little "pugface", though the name doesn't really fit him anymore. He's got the greatest personality and the LONGEST fins!
Now this one I was absolutely certain was a boy! Wrong again, lmao. She was the biggest baby in the tank, and one of the ones in the "baby flares" pictures! Apparently she's just a feisty little girl. She also has had breeding stripes for the past week.
Another little girl
And last but not least, little girl number 3
They're all still on an all frozen food diet, including bloodworms, daphnia, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp. None of them have ventral fins, though, which makes me sad. But, they're my babies and I love them, ventrals or not :)
The last little girl will be going to my fiance's older sister, the rest I will keep!
I'm actually happy there was only 5 babies, I got to know each one individually throughout the whole process, and I still can't express how amazing raising them really is. (And how challenging! lol)