So it looks like this will be my last post to the baby betta thread (until such time a I get another, I *wants* a DT girl and short of shipping, this is the only way I ever see em in my local stores) - cause I think Magic showed me he's not a baby any more.
I have a girl in my sorority who clamps up and (through no method I SEE) gets her fins torn up anytime I do a major clean or work in the big tank. She typically then gets to spend a few days in a light AQ salt med tank until she feels better, and then she is returned to the big tank until the next time I have to do maintenance. I had the med tank torn apart when I pulled her this go-around...I had given her a couple days just to see if she would pull out of it without the salt this time, but no, she'd gone from clamped to clamped and a bit listless. Since the med tank wasn't set up, I put her in her cup in Magic's tank.
Oh My. He was smitten. He was dancing and flaring for her, and when I came back a couple hours later to see if the temp in the med tank was good, I found this:
He's come a long way from this scrawny thing, and in only 5 and a half weeks!