I had my 3g tank set up for a few days in the kitchen window with a proper heater (whereas before Lakitu had to come in from the kitchen bc his heater couldn't support it). I put all the hornwort in there to allow it free space to float and grow. Bowser's 2.5 Kritter Keeper didn't have the tallness it wanted.
I went in that store last week with mom and we were looking at them but I didn't buy any. Today, all the ones that were there last week had been sold. In order of multi's + butterflies, reds and last are the blues. I never saw that choosing happen before!! THere were 3 multicolored VT's left (which is what I wanted since Bowser's a CT and they have ridiculous prices on their fish allowing VT to be cheaper than CT but still a lot
I'll upload pics now in a minute when my camera's done charging.
I'm thinking of naming him Ludendorff after Major-General Erich Von Ludendorff.. I'm a bit of a 20th century history lover and Ludendorff was basically the most powerful man in Germany (it is argued) during the First World War. He believed in all out mutiny and war and considered the period between the 2 World Wars (1918-1939) as a "break" from the same conflict. He was purely warrior-minded. All about war. (And I guess you would in Germany at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles!)
.... stop... I could go on for a long time...
Okay, if his name is Ludendorff it's because he is fiesty. I chose him for his looks (big, sturdy, healthy) and because he was in a 'match' with his neighbor in the store. He was understandably stressed when I got home (remember I said there was a storm? well I had to walk home when my connecting bus failed to arrive) and the cat got up to drink his water (now covered). The fish was puffed up raging at the cat!!
He's all about the fighting!! He'd win.
On a last note, and I apologize for the length of this already, but the supplier for this small LPS must have awesome stock coming in. Lakitu and now 'Ludendorff' are big solid fish. They always have the biggest healthiest VT's in the city.