Some of you may know that when I comes to fish, I'm rather prone to impulse buys. Today was no exception. I went out to pick up some pretty little dwarf rainbows as dithers for another tank, and decided to head into a store that I normally avoid (simply because it has been months since I've been there, and curiosity gets the better of me now and then). I'm glad I did! I went in hoping to find a creamsicle midas juvie, or maybe a pretty juvie texas to put in a 55gal tank that was empty. I was disappointed when I found neither, but only until I stopped at a tank housing some juvie GT's. I've always liked the look of GTs, but never really had the desire to buy one. However, when I peeked into this tank, there was an absolutely stunning little GT hanging out in a flowerpot. Looking out of curiosity (not planning to purchase it at this point), I noticed it was a female as I could clearly see its oviposter. After observing her for a minute, it was clear she was guarding the pot, and on further inspection, managed to spot a group of eggs on the side of the pot. Watching for a few more minutes, I determined who her mate was when she allowed him into the pot with her, and he chased off the other GTs that came near. He, as well, was easily one of the nicest GT juvies I have ever seen. Needless to say, I decided right then and there to buy the pair. The store employee even actually managed to catch the right male, and they're hanging out in their new home as we speak. I haven't managed to get any good pics yet, as they're obviously still spookish, but here's a couple quick shots. The female is about 2.75-3", and the male is slightly larger.
The female (male behind her):
The male (who is currently fending off his reflection like a good little monster):
Male again with the female in front:
I'm trying to decide what to name them!