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Uh, since everyone is doing this I guess I'll join in. :)

I'll just be posting fish related stuff/daily life stuff since it doesn't really fit into my tumblr or my personal blog, heh. I hope some people will actually read this.

So today, after school I went to eat chicken wing with a few of my friends, it's a weekly tradition, Brewsters has $0.35 per wing every Tuesday, heh, we ate about 80 wings in total.

After that I decided to go my nearest pet store, PJ's Pets. They had more new Bettas in, I saw two Super Deltas, one boy was a metallic black one and the other was a blue with white wash, he was so pretty. I also saw a pearl double tail, I resisted buying the fish, they were kept in poor condition and I didn't want to support my LPS. They also had a recent batch of Crowntails, so pretty, there was a red big one, flaring away.

As usual I saw a couple of dead boys in their cups. :T Half dying ones too. . . They had tons of Albino Julii Cories though, when I get my 20g I'll get some. . . They're so cute. They also had nice looking plants too, but they were so expensive, $7.99 for each, ack.

Heh, at least this time I walked out of there without buying anything. I have a strong will!
 

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I've always wondered what the point is in an albino version of a spotted cory cat. My LFS has albino Sterbai cory cats and without their spots/lines, they look exactly like albino bronze cory cats. o_O Ah, but albino or not, a cory cat is pretty irresistable, eh?
 

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I've always wondered what the point is in an albino version of a spotted cory cat. My LFS has albino Sterbai cory cats and without their spots/lines, they look exactly like albino bronze cory cats. o_O Ah, but albino or not, a cory cat is pretty irresistable, eh?
Maybe so they can make the cory more exspensive. Fishy marketing skills?
 

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Heh, I made a mistake, I saw albino bronze cories. My bad. Got bronze and Julii cories mixed up.

Anyways went to my LPS today again, I'll probably go once every week now. No new Bettas, except for one. They got a dumbo plakat boy, so beautiful, but so expensive too, $54. . . Eeek. I've also been keeping my eyes on this white super delta I believe, he might be silver with a little bit of cellophane, I dunno, I'm bad when it comes to all the fancy finnage and colors for Bettas. He's been there ever since I bought my plakat, I feel bad for him.

Other than that, starting my NPT soon, I hope! Just need for my boyfriend's car to arrive and we're good to go, so gotta be patient myself. :)

Here are some pictures!

Here's the dumbo plakat boy.



And here's that Betta I've been staring at for a couple of weeks.

 

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Yeah Sakura, the SD boy is still there, I went to the store AGAIN today (I have an addiction~), and he's still there, the Dumbo boy is not though, someone bought him already! My friend who came with me, really liked the SD boy, if he's still there and alive in a few weeks I might just pick him up. :)

But there's a new arrival at the store, a double tail, he's metallic silver and baby blue fins, very lovely. But he had a problem, has severe hunchback, and probably bloating, the guy could barely flare. c:

Other than that, just more dead fish in the store. But they have a Honey Gourami in stock they're actually really pretty, actually doing a bit of research right now, I might get one for my 10g when I start the NPT project. Wooo~
 

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So today I went to my LPS with my boyfriend, I keep going there, I'm pretty sure everyone knows me there. But! Big things happened!

First off, my new tank! It's a secondhand Fluval Edge! It's in almost perfect condition only problem I could see is a scratch. But it's not that bad, anyways, the Fluval Edge here costs around $110, with the LED lights that you have to buy its another $35! But it all costed me $30! I'm picking it on Thursday! I might put my SD male in it and get a new Betta. Teehee.

Second of all they had a sale on Water Wisteria! They were $5 for a bunch, so happy to finally get some floating plants, two bunches covered all my tanks, need one more bunch to completely fill the 10g. Also they just got a shipment of Gouramis, I might get that for my Edge instead. Anyone know if I can house a Gourami happily in a 6g? Other than that, nothing much, I'll have to sneak that Edge in. Can't let my mother find out.

Also going on Wednesday to buy some organic potting soil, and some sand to cap the soil. Can't wait!
 

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No gourami for 6 gallons.
You could look into badis (scarlett badis are gorgeous). May be hard to come by and they are picky eaters, but it's the only pretty fish for small tanks other than betta.
 

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I thought so, I really want one badly. );

I'll have to wait till I get my 20g long and free up my 10g then. It might be awhile. Hope they'll stay there for awhile. >:c

I want my gourami!
 

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I'll consider the Honey Gouramis Sakura! :) The LPS I went to had a lot of different types of Gourami but I didn't see any Honeys.

I've been looking at several species of fish, I dunno if my LFS carries them anymore but, I remember they had some Dwarf Puffers, so I might actually go for them. Only problem is I dunno how I'm going to keep coming up with endless supplies of snails for them to eat.
 

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I think a pair is too much for 6 gallons, they are territorial. One male would be okay.
For the puffers, just take some snails, put in jar, add food source and voila!
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I do have huge pickle jars (they hold around a gallon), meh I might just get a Honey Gourami, less trouble. :)

I believe my LPS marked them as "Sunset Honey Gourami" wonder of they still have him. c:
 

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While I'm at it today I'll upload pictures of my current tanks and describe them, hehe showing off essentially. :3



This is my 10 gallon, it's decently planted, there's some swords (yeah the swords aren't doing well, I know, once I change this into a NPT that'll change for sure), recently got some water wisteria to float in all my tanks, lots of Moneywort, got two moss balls, some onion plant didn't think they would do so well growing like mad, along with that lovely piece of driftwood with Anubias on it as the centerpiece. It's stocked with some Rummynose Tetras, that one Balloon Molly, and with my Metallic Plakat boy. My future with this tank is to convert it into a NPT, which I will later this week. If I ever get my bigger tank, I'll transfer the Tetras and the Molly. Leaving my Betta, then getting roughly around 10 Pygmy Cories and it'll just be the Cories and him. :)



This is my 2 gallon Fluval Spec. Originally home for my other Betta, it's now a RCS tank. You can't really see them. Tons of java moss and Christmas moss, along with java fern attached to a piece of driftwood. More water wisteria floating again! This tank will get untouched it'll remain as a RCS tank, planning on adding around 5 more RCS in the tank.



My 2.5 gallon for my SD boy. Loads of Crypts, they do very well under the LED lighting. Gonna change this into a NPT, just full of Crypts!

I would take a picture of my new Fluval Edge, but, I haven't set it up yet.

So there you go these are my tanks. ;D
 

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Thank Sakura, wish the swords would do better but they're turning brown and dying, bleh.

Anyways, went to my LPS and took a shot of what I think are Honey Gouramis, they were moving so actively so this was the best shot, circled ones are "Honey Gouramis", there's like a tiny one there also, if these are really Honeys I'm gonna get the tiny fella. They lived with some Bronze Cories and Dwarf Gouramis.

 

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I'm scared I'll be buying something that'll outgrow or get stunned in growth in my Edge. So I need to be 100% sure that they're Honeys, why do people make things so complicated, cannot trust my LPS.
 
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