i had to. after Purple, Theo, Zidane, and Chappy passed, i was heartbroken. swore off whites from Pet Lover's forever, and wasn't in the mood to get anyone else. traded tanks with my brother so i didn't have to look at Theo's tank, turned Zidane and Purple's tanks into storage. then, i adopted my niece's CT, King Steve. gave him Chappy's 2 gallon.
then, i got a commission to write a story for someone. they gave me $11. i ended up with $18 on my Paypal. okay, no issue. maybe i'll buy some items in a video game i play.....
nope. made the 'mistake' of browsing Chard56's aquabid. saw this cute blue marble i kept seeing on there. i'd been going back to his auction for a long while, and totally fell for him. after asking friends and my brother(i was oogling about five bettas. ended up with two. asked a few members on here), i ended up buying Sniper!
some computer issues delayed my getting him for a while, but i got word last week that he was gonna mail him Monday, computer or not! today, i saw the mail guy stop in front of my house, not quite at the mail box, and knew. i thanked him for the box, and almost ran into my brother's room to use his pocket knife. my heart was beating fast when i gently picked up the wrapped bundle that was his bag. when i saw him, i smiled. he was so tiny!
i acclimated him for over an hour before letting him out, and freaked out when he went right to the bottom and lay there! D: i turned out the light, and let him be for a while, then went back to check on him. he's skittish, but was swimming about happily. hours later, i got him to flare! then, i got my camera to work enough to get a few photos. :3
without further ado, meet Sniper, my blue marble VT!
in chard's pictures, his blue was like... this amazing electric blue. in my lighting, he's a beautiful dark blue-green. either way, he's just.... STUNNING!