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HELLLOOO ALL! I have decided to start a journal to update you all on Callisto's & newest addition, Castor's lives. Will also write about my tanks, plants and other random things I decide to write about! :lol:

Before I start a whole bunch of writing, I suggest you all get properly introduced firstly to Callisto (a pet store find):


First day of owning him, already feeling good in his new home


Cheeky boy


Boo!



Now I originally had Callisto in a 2.5G tank and then moved him here to his new and bigger home:


But unfortunately Callisto started to tail bite:


So, with expert opinions, (Thank you RusselTheShihtzu) I have him back here in his 2.5G tank and he's healing and no more tail biting. Let's wish him a fast recovery guys! :-D



Castor's introduction in the next post...
 

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Now Castor (an auction win!) just came in the mail today, in very good health. Credits to Fishchick Aquatics (Jodi-Lea Matheson), she provided overnight shipping!

Here are some screenshots directly from her youtube video:




I now have him acclimating very slowly, being extra careful haha
Let's all give Castor a warm welcome and hopefully he'll feel more comfortable in his new home :)



PS. Callisto looks a little jealous, he even turned his back to me when I asked him if he liked our newest addition to the fish family! xD

Angry boy
 

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Still nothing compared to the one you have Ossie in :p I love yours, I wish I could fit a big tank like that in my room.
 

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I've just gotten home from work and worried because I had to leave as soon as I popped him in after acclimating him. I was thinking about Castor all day haha!

He seems to be settling in nicely already! So much that he's eating already.

 

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I squealed with delight over the picture of Castor lounging under the rocks. TOO PRECIOUS! They're both too precious! You have lovely boys and WOW BEAUTIFUL LUSH TANKS. Good job! Those are some happy bettas. :)
 

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I squealed with delight over the picture of Castor lounging under the rocks. TOO PRECIOUS! They're both too precious! You have lovely boys and WOW BEAUTIFUL LUSH TANKS. Good job! Those are some happy bettas. :)
Haha, I acclimated him and then went to take a shower, came back and found him just chilling there! Biggest cutie, making himself all comfy already :lol:

Thank you very much, I'm looking forward to taking care of both of them :'))
 

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When I first introduced Castor, he was super super shy, hiding in the rock cave and plants. Now that it's been a couple hours, he's settled in quite nicely and decided to cooperate with the camera. Here are some awesome shots of Castor!











 

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I caught Castor nibbling on some fluffy growth on the banana plant/lilly near the roots. I'm hoping this is edible algae and not some sort of fungus that's going to make him sick :/
 

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He is in a paradise! You take beautiful pictures. No glare, either. Each picture is breathtaking.
Thank you so much!! These were just taken with an iPhone 6. But I am a photography enthusiast on the side so it helps :p
 

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My Anubias and driftwood I had on the left, along with my banana lily plant seemed to be dying off and I wasn't sure why. Their leaves were melting and making the tank messy :/

Bought a new Annubias attached to driftwood which looked very healthy and green and took out the rotting plants. I may try the banana plant again soon, I really liked the shade the lillies provided at the surface. It was just weird how it was rotting at the base and leaves around the base but was sprouting around 4-5 lillies at the surface...

 

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I'm trying to get Castor to flare but when he actually does, he goes crazy and doesn't sit still haha. I really wanna try critique him! Ah well.

I made a video of him instead:

 

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Adorable. I love to see their little lips poking out of the water from above. And how they get air from the same "special spot" and swim it over, look, decide just where the bubble needs to go.

Your boys look so happy.

What are the little fish called that are in with him during the bubble nest building video?
 
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