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#1 THINK

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:46 AM

So I been shopping around for a month for that new boy that caught my attention. Found this little one in barely no water, missing half a pectoral fin and fell in love. Quickly brough him home, checked ammonia and nitrites and quickly freaked out before I could do a nitrate test but here is what it looked like. Posted Image


He had a white head, and light blue with splotches of white all over his body. His fins were really clamped so I couldn't get a good look at the rays or branching. I thought he was a blue/white marble with red tips. This morning after a couple hikari bio gold pellets, a night in clean water and about 600% more water to swim in he looks like this. Posted Image

All the white in his body is gone. He is now green/blue/purple depending on the light. The purple is stunning! His caudal appears quite short and he's so tiny I'm guestimating 3.5-6 months. The branching is awesome and I feel like he may actually be aquabid material in my eyes :P I feel so lucky to have found him and cannot tell you how difficult it will be to keep him in quarantine for 2 weeks before putting him into his 20 gallon planted tank with oto's!!

I have a 10 gallon quarantine I will gradually fill up during the 2 week period to let his pectoral heal up and make sure he is able to handle a current and alot of depth. :wub: Now for a name...I will post more pictures of him later after he is adjusted to the new tank and all the glass and reflections.
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:54 AM

Awww he is cute :)

#3 THINK

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:27 PM

Well he's settled in much quicker than my previous betta's. He's loving all the extra space and already built a nice nest! Here are some more pics omg he's stunningly handsome and it's too bad the camera cannot pick up his real colours. He will not flare no matter what I do so I cannot show you guys his awesome finnage. He also has one red ventral and a blue one which is really neat! :wub:

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Guarding the bubblenest
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What age does he look like based on that caudal fin?
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#4 THINK

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:35 AM

And He shall be named...Spirit! Partially because he's been bubblenesting straight for 3 days now.
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:01 AM

Awww... he is so pretty. His colors sure have brightened up!! Cute name too.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:16 AM

he's so cute and pretty! :O

#7 THINK

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:17 AM

Yes it is definetly interesting to watch him colour up. His anal fins which were looking to be red tips are now turning a deep wine purple. The area near his head is a light purple and the rest of him is actually an irridenscent blue green although he's coming out mostly green in the pictures. What an awesome walmart find! I'm guessing he was rejected because of the mismatched ventral fins. Yay for me :)

#8 THINK

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:25 PM

**Update**

So it's been about a month in quarantine. Here is Spirit flaring at the mirror. :wub: He looks healthy, disease free with a lot of new growth on the fins. So he will soon be moved into the planted 20 gallon with my 3 otocinclus. I keep procrastinating because I am not sure of his aggressiveness.


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Here is a bad video of him flaring away but I love how he flares!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic-P7phvP8U

What kind of branching does it look like he has? double ray? or quad ray?

Edited by THINK, 12 May 2010 - 06:40 PM.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:31 PM

he's really nice!
congratz!

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:46 PM

He looks fantastic! Wonderful job in getting him into such great health!

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:47 PM

he's so SHINY!!!! Lol. He looks great! Wonderful colors on him, and the name sure fits!

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:55 PM

daaawww he's very cute :)




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