Bought Ryu [which means dragon], delta-tail, June 3rd 2011. Sadly, he has passed - I rescued him from Petco where he had very poor conditions, came with pretty bad fin rot.
I've learned not to buy any fish from big corporations, that's for sure. I found forums of Petco employees knowing they've got fish with Ick and other diseases. They do not treat their fish, just sell them.
My male was a lover, yet aggressive and fierce.
Bought Yuki [meaning happiness;blessings;fortune], crown-tail, June 20th 2011. Also, a Petco fish.
Anyway, Ryu started in a one-gallon bowl, but eventually moved into a 10-gal tank divided with his girlfriend. The introduction was so perfect - they would "visit" each other by floating in a plastic dish, continued for a few weeks before they moved into the new tank. This made them calm together and easier to breed.
See my next photo set for my Breeding details.