Yes, I do live in Australia. I live in Melbourne and it is winter so it is really wet and cold most of the time. Not like a desert which some would assume.
So yesterday after work I ran to the pet shop.....to find it closed :(
I then ran to the $2 shop.
I ended up buying a big fish bowl for $15! It is not that big, but about 6 times bigger than the old bowl and it looks very comfortable!
I couldn't buy a heater though because the pet shop was closed. I will buy one after work today!
I left the heater at home on low today....my gas bills gunna be so high!
I bought some water ager and an oxy-shell which maintains the bowls PH levels.
I bought a fake plant for it (that's all they had) and some pebble thingies.
I also bought some Betta fish food (previously it was eating dried bloodworms only)
I was stressing out about the water temperature and getting him into the new bowl....lol
In the end i ended up just putting him in the new bowl and he didnt get stressed at all!!
I put the new food in the new bowl and he was very happy and seemed to forget about the move.
He then explored his new home and found a little hiding place that he enjoys to spend his time.
It is so cute!
Later that night, I put a mirror next to the bowl to test the theory.
When he finally noticed the mirror he swam down next to it - flaring his beautiful fins - he then stared directly at the reflection puffing his cheeks - so amazing.
I didn't keep it there for too long as I dont want him to get used to it.
I also put the mirror away from his special hiding place as I didnt want him to have a reason to feel unsafe there.
I am so happy that Puddle is happy and it is all thanks to you guys.
So thank you!!!