A little more than two weeks ago, I believe, my quartet became a quintet with the addition of Sharkfin (a.k.a. Sťamus).
For those who don't know, I rescued the little guy from work after he came in from the distributor in the same cup as a, from what I'm told, much larger male (who must have been relatively unscathed as I couldn't find him on the shelves). I was looking through to see what had come in and, at first glance, thought he was a female until I realized that his fins were tattered and "trimmed" as I call it: that's when I learned what had happened. (No worries, they were separated as soon as they were found.)
I set him aside, on the podium at work, and considered throughout my shift whether or not to buy him -- I ended up setting him in our filter room (doubles as the back room for pet care) so I could continue to consider whether or not to get him (I was told no more fish). I actually used that time figuring out what I would get as far as supplies went and bought him that Sunday.
Right now he's just in a one-gallon for easier water changes, but he's small enough that he seems really rather content.
He has got the
biggest attitude though, and I love
it! Flares like crazy at other Bettas, and his own reflection, and he even flared once at a pellet before he ate it. He's just a riot.
So, without further ado...I have several pictures I'll be putting up to show the progress his fins (and coloration) have made.
And the reason he's named Sharkfin:
And just one more because I really like this shot: