Well, I have a lot of updates!
Firsts things first, Douglas, has passed away. I am heartbroken. Although I did have one other betta years ago he was not in a proper set up so Douglas was the first betta that I truly knew what I was doing with. It took me weeks before I could even look at getting a new betta.
I did, however, get a new betta who I named Tortilla. He is a mustard gas or a “paradise male” according to Petco and although at first, I was just missing Douglas I have come to really enjoy Tortilla.
He makes massive bubble nests and gets very VERY angry when I disrupt them. He has such a cute personality!
It’s been less than a year since I started this 10-gallon tank and with my growing knowledge and skill for live plants, I now have a different idea of what I would like my tank to look like. A year ago I never thought I would have the knowledge I do now on how to care for plants!
I got some new plants for my tank and decided to just plop them in there and let them grow until I got the hardscape to re-scape my tank. I hate having plants all over with no rhyme or reason for it but Tortilla didn’t seem to mind at all! LOL
So far I have gotten hornwort and what I believe to be some sort of moss from my LFS. I then ordered some Vallisneria and got a free plant with it that I believe is fanwort, and then I ordered some Bacopa and got what I believe to be Ludwigia Repens Red with it!
It was my birthday on September 10th (I’m 23 now!) and with my birthday money, I decided to get one more order of plants before I re-scaped my tank.
This time I got a Melon Sword, Cardinal plant (Lobelia cardinalis “Dwarf”) Bunched Rotala Macrandra (giant red macrandra) Anubias Nana Petite (whyyy are these so pricy!), Ludwigia Ovalis, and Red Rubin.
I’ll include some pics of my tank during the “grow out” process and of it now! I am pretty happy with how it turned out and I even filmed a time-lapse of me scaping the tank that I uploaded to youtube so I will also include a link to that! The comparison picture is one week of growth. You can see how crazy my frogbit is!