And onto my betta fish updates... I have an midterm tomorrow and I'm sorta anxiously half-cramming/half-procrastinating still. I think I should have my gf make her own journal, if she wants to, and you guys can read about all the exciting stuff that happens in The Fish Room at her house. It will probably be more interesting than my updates lol.
Quentin, I suppose, will be going to his new home soon, but for now, have some of shots of his fabulously handsome self.
Grr, this blasted algae.
Pretty horrible focus, but I thought the shimmery-ness was cool.
Here is the special koi. He has undergone the least bit of marbling, I think, even though I expected him to change. After quite a bit of a trialing period, I settled on Kothar for him, which is sort of a comparative figure to Hephaestus from Greek mythology.
He still swims dragging his tail end and I imagine it is pretty difficult for him. He rests at the bottom a lot.... All the tall live plants in his section died out because I did not adequate light the tank. Basically the light has been sitting right on top of the tank lid because I have not been able to buy or build a stand for it yet and this resulted in uneven light distribution and half the tank getting way too much (so lots of algae) and the other half being a dead zone. Because there is a shelf over the second tank, the light sits just a few inches higher over the tank and it is faring great.
I am going to rework the tank to be more functional for him and I'll eventually move him to his own shallow tank on my desk.
This male still unnamed, obviously he should have one, but I just don't know what would suit him.
He was sold as a "koi HMPK," but obviously he marbled out. Still, he is a very nice boy and is full of personality, as you can clearly see.
Kaveh... Oh man, I still can't get over how in love I am with this fish. Shallow, huh?
He is a really really lazy fish though tbh. But I guess I cannot blame him since his finnage must be really heavy.
This picture reminds me of that part of Finding Nemo where Nemo and his friends at the dentist's office go on a cleaning boycott and the whole tank turned clean. Ughhhhhh, algae.
And this pic cracks me up. That's actually is moss and not algae btw. Kaveh loves to "bury" himself in the java moss/fern ball he has in his section.
Blackie and his siblings
This one looks fiercely determined for some reason.
She is next to impossible to get a good picture of.
Lucky break here.
This guy is too.
It's pretty amazing how different this whole spawn looks. The other three are drastically different too (or were... they are changing every week really).
He looks a lot like his father when he was young.
Artemisia is just soooo shiny.
She has such nice fins for a female VT too. And on top of that, she is so adorable. Definitely have a huge soft spot for this one.