i pick my white HMPK, Theodore. :d pics on my FB here:
it's set so that everyone can see. Xd i REALLY need new pics of my babies. :d
white HMPK? not too unique, huh?
he's partly blind. i figure, he can see shadows, at least. his world, is in his tank. he's curious about what's outside of it, but he can't SEE what's outside of it. he reacts to sounds best, so i have a divider as his lid. i slide it off when it's feeding time, and the sounds let him know what time it is! he also reacts to my voice, and light tapping on the side of the tank. he learned all this, and where his food goes, really quickly, proving just how smart and adaptable bettas are. he's usually seen hiding in his Giant Pink Plant, peering out into the unknown.
i feel bad, though. he doesn't know the joy of seeing my face. he doesn't know what another betta looks like, so he rarely flares. he can't explore new surroundings with excitement, only fear. he knows where his pink plant is, so he knows where to hide to be safe. i fear that, if i changed things up on him, he'd be lost and scared. having a blind betta is a joy, don't get me wrong. he'd be dead by now, if i hadn't gotten him. but, it's a little sad, too. people probably think his tank is "ugly" and "bare", but it's his haven. he doesn't care if he has lots of pretty plants. having rocks or gravel is a hassle and inconvenience for him and me(food would fall between them and he'd never find them. they'd mold, and he'd be hungry). he doesn't care about having caves, or decor. as long as he has his pink plant to hide in, and his flower to rest on, he's fine.
>3< oops! i rambled. x: sorry.