Let's see. A bit on my Bettas now that I already typed out the intro about me and my ramblings. I have issues focusing while typing.. I go off track a lot. This is going to take forever.. Help me. x.x
No pictures yet, phone data is too slow.
I'll go in order of acquisition.
Merlin, my first boy. He's a EEDeT. I thought he was a HM for the longest time until I finally realized his caudal doesn't hit 180, I felt pretty dumb. He's a ragged curly finned mess, but he's my ragged curly finned mess. He's always mellow, always friendly, and as far as I've seen floating new additions in his tank, not even aggressive towards other Bettas, just curious. He's a multicolor, I guess. He's sort of a steel blue color with mostly white fins with some gray and red.
Topaz, boy number two. Also an EE, but he's actually a HM. Or, he was.. Before he decided to turn himself into a PK. Woo, fin biting. -.- Lazy, lazy, lazy. He was so flare happy and fiesty when I got him. Being in a community tank with Rasboras and Shrimp turned him into this mellow, care free fish. Well, he's not completely care free. All he cares about is food. He has a grumpy face and a gimpy fin, it adds to the little bit of character he has. He's a pastel salamander. His body is pink toned, his head is yellow, and his fins are white and yellow. Also a victim of fin curling before he chewed his fins off.
Azure, secretly my second favorite. Or not so secretly, I've said it on the forums before. They don't know. He's in my current profile picture. Another EEHM, the only one so far to not chew off every bit of his fins and leave himself as a PK. He's also the only one whose fins haven't curled over horribly. This guy is something else. He's flare happy, observant, lady hungry, interactive, curious, aggressive towards everything that moves. He flares at food, he flares at me, he flares at dogs, he flares at his plants, he flares at his filter, everything. Oh, and he has the habit of trying to 'do the business' with people's fingers if they put them in his tank. He was also ID'd as a pastel salamander. He has a weird color to him. His body is almost copper colored with a pineapple look, is the best way I can explain it. But his body is blue in some lights. His fins are white, with some red in them. Although, he can't seem to decide whether he wants his fins to have red in them or not, it keeps changing.
Rajah, my only actual PK, and he's a King. All my HMs aspire to be like him, apparently. Apparently his name is Martin now, by the way. My mother keeps calling him that. I'd say he's one of the more engaging Bettas I have. He's the only one who will actually follow your finger. He's another flare happy one too. He'll hide, and then when you can't find him and you go up to his tank to look for him, he'll slowly creep out, his big ol' beard out, and charge at you. I imagine the Jaws theme playing every time he does that. That should be his theme song. He's a multicolor, wild type coloration. His body is black, and his fins are blue and red.
Apollo, the fish that has no interest in me and apparently never will. He's a DTHM, but he also aspires to be a PK, but he's not quite there yet. He's kind of a weird one. I thought he was sick for a while after getting him, because he just had no interest in anything. Apparently, that's just his personality. He completely ignored me going up to his tank. If he doesn't, then he just stares. He stops what he's doing, and he stares until I leave. Weird fish. It's oddly cute, I'm not sure why. Maybe because he's so different? He's mostly blue, with some red spots in his fins and red ventrals. Not sure what he'd classify as.
Sebastian, my rescue and my favorite. I believe he's a HM, not sure. I am not ashamed to admit that he's my absolute favorite and always will be. I went through hell and back to get him here, and I'm still going through hell to try to fix what PetSmart's neglect did to him over a month later. He has fin rot so bad he doesn't have even half an inch of caudal, and it won't go away! >_< I've tried almost everything I can think of at this point. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with him. He's the sweetest fish, though. It's sad that no one gave him a chance. I always catch him doing these weird cute things. He's always wiggling into places he's not supposed to be and developing some new habit that confuses me. I love watching him, his grumpy face makes me happy. He has almost a cream colored body, and golden fins.
Meeko, or as someone called him, 'Mr. Amazing'. He's another HM, or was. Oh Meeko.. Why must you bite your fins? Your tank is the most heavily planted out of all of them. This one fish made me go against my word that I wouldn't ever divide my 10g. He's another one that's not too interested in interacting with me. He's more of a 'FEED ME' type. With my other fish, me coming near their tank doesn't immediately mean food. To him, that's all I'm there for. His 'Feed me, woman' face is cute, though. He's a.. I don't know. 'Fancy Marble'? His body is blue, and has orange and white splotches on it. His fins are orange and green, with a black band followed by a clear band around them.
I do have one last boy, but he's not here yet. His name is Roman, and he'll probably be here next Monday. I'll post about him then.
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