Both boys are doing so amazingly well! Today was water change day, so that took a little while but both handled everything exceptionally well. Even Sammy remained his usual happy self. I was worried that he would get stressed out and go back to hiding, but nope. All day he has been interactive and swimming laps around his tank. I'm so happy to see him perking up again. He still hasn't given me a flare like he used to, but I'm hoping that is right around the corner. I also spent some time today estimating his age. I guess that he will be a year old in January. Jaime isnt far behind, to my assumption that he is close to eight months old.
I finally got Sammy eating tonight! I tried the Hikari Betta gold pellets (I had a free sample that I got from somewhere) and he still spent much of his meal time spitting them out. I quickly realized that it isn't because he can't chew it (those pellets are drastically smaller than the NLS He was getting) it's because he's a picky little bugger. Tonight, I offered him the first food I'd ever purchased for him, Ocean Nutrition Betta Formula. Of course he gobbled it up like a happy little clam. :sigh: He would like the one that isn't the greatest nutritionally.
In hopes of solving my feeding woes with Sammy, I ordered the New Life Spectrum Betta pellets. I'm hoping he will like those, plus it's better for him. I know Jaime will, more than likely, not have a single issue. He is a piggy!
Jaime continues to do well. He is very active and patrols his tank multiple times throughout the day. He always flares at me when I approach (I'm sure he is hoping that I will find him impressive enough to feed him more food). Today while I was cleaning his tank he came up and brushed against my fingers, multiple times! I'm sure that's his way of saying thank you.
My Indian Almond Leaves are supposed to arrive tomorrow. I am super excited! I'm hoping the yummy tannins will help speed along Sammy's recovery.
Ok, picture time! The top picture is of Jaime at the start of his recovery and the bottom is the one I took today. There's no improvement yet, but I plan on always presenting his progress like this in hopes that it will showcase his improvement as we go along. One week down! C'mon Sammy boy, you can do this!
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