So, um, my mother had to pick me up from work today (4 people at work, 3 cars... you do the math), and then decided she wanted to go to Walmart. Of course, I went with. And I immediately went to the fish section. Because that's what I do
. I found six dead bettas just on the first shelf, and I put them on one of the lower shelves, where they would be noticed and... disposed of. One had obviously died of velvet. Do you know how hard it is for velvet to kill a fish? Pretty damn hard. Anyway, one of the other ones--a live one--had a really bad case of S.B.D. I estimated he had another day or so to live, if he was lucky. Poor guy.
Anyway, I started moving all the bettas in the back closer to the front, so they'd be seen, and one guy caught my eye... He was gorgeous. A kaleidoscope of colours, and he was flaring at me besides. He lurved me. ^_^
Of course, I already have Zep, so I knew I had no reason to get a new fishie, no matter how pretty he was. So I pouted over it for a while. And when I met my mother up front, I told her about the cute I'd found on the back shelf, and she shrugged and told me to buy him if I wanted him.
I really love my mother. ^_^
Anyway, I spent a LOT of time deliberating over whether or not to buy him, and then even more
as to what tank to buy. I considered getting a B. Kit like the one Zep lives in, but Mum pointed out that the 2 gallon, filtered tank cost only two dollars more... AND IT'S FILTERED. Meaning that I can get other fish, too. ^_^ So I bought that one.
I have never had a filtered tank before. Figuring it out was... interesting. ^^ Anyway, it has to run for 48 hours before I can put any fish in it, so The New Guy is sitting on my desk, in the bucket he came in (I changed the water. I'm not stupid). He's kind of skittish, but still adorable. I love him just as much as I love Zep.
Speaking of Zep, that little guy is a spaz. He rocks. ^_^
ANYWHO, I now have two fishies to call my own! Zep and The New Guy. I'm thinking I'll continue along in the biblical trend and give The New Guy another name from the bible. Suggestions are more than welcome, of course. ^_^
(x-posted in fsubetta
Oh, and while I'm thinking about it? Philophobia. Coolest word ever.