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After our loved "Little Price" passed, we all used to check on him only to find the empty tank. We will always remember and miss him.

Armed with all the knowledge acquired in this forum and other sources I've learned a lot about how to take care of these little fellows (I still have a lot more to learn). Everyone in our family learned how much one can love a fish so intelligent, interesting, and with such different personalities. Hence, I took the journey to find one who can fill the void our "Little Prince" left in our hearts.

First of all, please check what the name "Sajorí" or "Sajorín" means in Puerto Rico: sajorí Puerto Rico (speakinglatino.com). It is pronounced something like "sah hoh ree."

Now that you know what the word means and how to pronounce it, may I present you our little baby, Sajorí (Note: It's a challenge to take a good picture of him because
he is always swimming very fast left, right, up, and down):

Water Purple Light Plant Natural environment
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Plant Vertebrate Purple Leaf Organism


Water Fish supply Purple Underwater Fin


Flower Plant Purple Petal Terrestrial plant


Water Fish supply Purple Underwater Fin


Plant Purple Snow Fawn Terrestrial plant



He is young and small, like a "puppy." He has an interesting and strong personality and is nothing like I've ever seen before. He is strong, healthy, and swim very fast. So far, we have a lot of funny stories about him. He looks better in videos. I will share some stories and more about him soon—additionally some videos which some are very funny. Hope you like him, his videos, and his stories.😊
 

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So handsome!
 
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Sorry for little prince. Sajorí is handsome!! i'm looking forward for videos!! ;)
 
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Sorry for little prince. Sajorí is handsome!! i'm looking forward for videos!! ;)
I promised some videos but had been quite busy lately. I want to start with my search for a new baby. Like others in the forum, I decided to test and see their reaction. I went to PetCo because PetSmart only had glowing bettas and didn't really like what they did to them. Besides, they all seem to be sad. These are some videos of my search expedition. :)

First visit to PetCo. I was browsing to see what they have and found that they just got a pretty big bunch of them. They even haven't finished placing them on display. Additionally, there were some babies which surprised me.

The babies were also adorable, but I believed I didn't have the expertise to take good care of them. Two of them took my attention, and both were young. My family loved the orange with the big black eyes, and my son named him "the one who swims backward." LOL. My wife preferred the elephant ears as our late "Little Prince."

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The following is one of the babies. He was so cute.
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The following video is of Sajorí. Like the orange one, he was always following my moves.
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The following week I went back to PetCo to find that about half were sold. Therefore, afraid to loosen him, I bought him and many live plants. Note: He looks bigger than what he really is.
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What did I learn? The older ones feel sad because they were in those little cups for too long. Touching their cup will show me how they react and therefore how active they are. Although, they might change their behavior once they are in a better environment. If I have to pick a new one, I will be looking for the younger ones. I feel sad to see them in those little cups for so long.

I hope you like this first round of videos. The next chapter will cover taking Sajorí home and preparing him for his new home, a five-gallon tank.

Cheers!
 

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Chapter 2. Bringing him home.

I brought him home and placed his little cup from PetCo into a new temporary little tank to equalize the temperature. I also bought a couple of betta fish-ready bottled water. However, the pH in the original water was higher than expected. Therefore, I started mixing both water little by little until both were equal in pH and temperature.

Investigating his new temporary home and tankmates (2 zebra nerite snails).

For Sajorí, anything near him is food.

This is him completely asleep. A rare opportunity. All lights were off, including lights in the 5 gals. I turned the lights on and didn't interrupt his slumbering.
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** You got to see these** He is an inquisitive little guy, and as I mentioned earlier, for him, everything is food. When I placed the temporary tank in the 5 gals tank, he was intrigued by the bubbles around the little tank, and of course, he wanted to eat them.
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Now the moment of truth! Transferring him to the 5 gals. tank, his new home. My wife and son are helping me, but the process didn't go as smoothly as planned. My wife was hysteric with the process. In the end, everything went fine.
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Next time I will show some other funny videos of Sajorí in action.

I hope you like the videos.

Cheers!
 
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