Meet Chai Son!
So ... in the last couple of days, it has become obvious that while I'll need to wait awhile longer before tail type becomes clear, what is NOT in doubt any longer is my little "baby's" gender. I've clearly got a little boy on my hands, and as such, I have finally been able to give the little guy a name. His name is Chai Son ... Thai for mischievous boy, and I could not have picked a better name in terms of meaning. This guy is a character, and full of personality and fire. So entertaining and fun ... I just love him, and I can hardly believe that in three weeks he's gone from a little tadpoley thing to a gorgeous young fish.
Here are some recent shots taken over the weekend. I took them with my iPhone, not my Canon, the latter of which seems to pull more green out, but it also just depends on the time of day and the angle - his colors change that much, even just to the naked eye. In these he is more red/purple than green and blue, but hey - I'll take it. He's gorgeous either way.