I win, I win, I win!!!! Hahahaha
I don't know how many of you remember my betta abuse in the animal management classroom thread, but guess who I brought home? I don't know what changed her mind (maybe it was my blank staring at the wall every day in her class) but my teacher approached me today and asked if I would bring Professor Lupin (the betta) home for Christmas vacation. So, I said yes. Then, she told me that if I wanted to buy him a more suitable home I could just bring in the reciept and she would pay me back after vacation
. So, I'm trying to bring him back to health over vacation and then when he goes back he will be cared for correctly finally
. The poor little guy looks pretty beat up now, but he has shown some promising signs. After I acclimated him to my water (I took a whole 2 hours to do this because of his condition) he started exploring his new home which is my 10 gallon QT tank. He even blew 1 bubble, and when I checked on him a little while ago he was sleeping with all his fins fanned out
It's actually kind of creepy how well everything worked out. I had just spent a few hours the day before cleaning out the guppy tank (they finally got better and moved to the 15 gal) and sterilizing it, then resetting it up. I had even put the airstone in so that the water was aged for 24 hrs before I brought him home. And, I had been resetting the heater the day before, but I wasn't concentrating on it too much because I didn't think I'd be putting fish in there until after Christmas anyway, and I didn't even check it in the morning. When I got home, the tank was 78 degrees and the heater has kept it that way since!!! Talk about coincidence. Oh, and my canister filter needed a cleaning, so I just took out one of the filter pads and stuck it in the 10 gallon. Instant cycle! All this happened before I even knew I'd be bringing him home
So, without further ado here he is. The pics actually make him look way better than he is, he is actually very dull and greyish in color. Stupid flash! He has colored up a bit more since I moved him to the heated 10 gallon. IMG_0044.JPG IMG_0045.JPG IMG_0046.JPG
The first 2 are in his little bowl with the horrid plastic plants that ripped his fins to threads origionally (I actually saw blue pieces of tail on them when she first put him in there) and the last one is him in my 10 gal. QT tank. I didn't have many silk plants so it's pretty bare, but still WAY better than where he was. I also turned the filter flow as far down as it would go and put a double layer of nylon around the intake tube. Now it is perfect!