Sooooo this might be a little long. I went to Petsmart, petculture(Canadian) and Big Als. I first went to big als and was kind of disappointed. No puffers. I asked the guy working if they get any shipped in anytime soon and he said they barley get them. But if I wanted to I could call the manager and ask him to order some. He said each puffer is $23 each.. I'm kinda low on money after yesterday... sigh. So I (like always looked at the bettas. They had some in their usual spot which was the typical red and blue veil tail bettas. None popped out to me. I then looked at their 2nd spot where they usually have the half moons. It was odd, they only had females on te counter and the males were all just under on a small cabinet and you could barley see them. But, I noticed they had something new "Fancy bettas" I actually liked their new set up. I took a picture, Ive never seen it before. They actually had a bit of filtration and clean water. I liked this white guy but I'm still hoping to find a dumbo betta (they had none :( )
I did get a lot of plants and I hope they grow and spread fast. I got:
-Limnophilia Sesseliflora (3)
-Leopard Val (2)
-Bacopa Caroliniana (1)
Elodea Najas (1)
I also got this new light. It was 69.99.. I am still debating on getting the one that doesnt have such good light because I dont know if I wanna spend so much on a light. Also, even worse the light works but the controller is as if it got pulled out so I have it taped for now until I exchange it for a new one.
My total spent in big als: $101.61 x____X ugh.
Heres a picture of the tank planted. I added kiko so he has some room temporarily. this was the day I planted it. I am kinda disappointing because the one plant already isn't as green (If you can see in the 2nd pic from today)
Next I went to PetSmart. I was kind of surprised, the bettas had clean water. I saw this orange veil little guy I liked but like I said my heart is set on a dumbo :( While looking at the bettas I heard a customer asking for an algae eater. She pointed to one. To my surprise the employee says to her "You need at least a 50 gallon tank for these guys" and then recommended a different one, it was nice to see some knowledge at the store. Other than that I just saw some nice huge tanks *dream tanks :( * But i walked out empty handed.
Finally, I stopped at Petculture (similar to petsmart) They also had a new set up with the bettas and I was impressed they looked pretty healthy. I saw a double tail and his color was beautiful. I thought to myself nope nope nope, you cant. Save up for a dumbo.
So overall I'm glad with all the plants I got. But, I'm dissapointed about no dumbos and puffers. I have no idea what will go into the 10 gallon now. For now I think Kiko is having a blast. it can be his 1 month gift Lol! But any tips for what you think I should do would be great. Im still debating on ordering the puffers ;-;