So happily I am finally settling in to my new surroundings for the time being. This is actually not going to be my permanent home, but either way it was nice to finally have things set up how I want them. This of course, includes my room which I will be painting Duck egg blue in the coming weeks:) Its the search for this paint at this location that is what led me to get my newest addition. I walked by and like a rabbit seeing carrots for the first time could not help but take a gander at the little fish displayed. It was just about time for the reasonable side of my brain to start reminding me that not only did I promise never to buy a fish from this place (as its a place that shouldn’t really be selling fish…..in my opinion) but this was a spur of the moment thing, something I did not need after moving to a new place in just over a week. Either way my heart strings were pulled at seeing this almost lifeless little betta crammed in the back row, looking small, sickly, and laying on the bottom of his cup almost sideways. He in no way was a pretty betta, and I couldn’t see someone out of all the beautiful ones being shown ever picking him, and to me at least he had very little time left anyways. So against my better judgement I took him home, quickly un-boxing cleaning and setting up a small (2 gallons) but decent enough aquarium I still had stored away. Adding, some smooth stones, a silk plant I still had lying around, a filter and heater (-canada) I was hoping I could give a little hope to this down and out fish. I had never seen one this lifeless and on the verge of something awful, so him making it past the first few days would be a accomplishment in itself.
Luckily I am glad to say the little guy did make it. Not only that but he is swimming up a storm, eating like a pig, and has changed from a white-ish pinkish colour to having some beautiful turquoise fins and what appears is going to be a deep red body. Kirby was a little intrigued but once figuring out it wasn’t something he’d be able to get out and “play with” has just become another decoration. To me a fish is a very peaceful pet to own, and if you have fish yourself you’ll know exactly what I mean, and will not be surprised considering my love for any sea creatures.
Thank you everyone for your kind and very helpful tips in the comments on how to help Kirby adjust to the new place. The consensus seemed to be act natural/ and confident so he will feel secure and it will rub off on him, which is exactly what I have been doing. Kirby I am happy to say has finally seemed to settle down, and get into his normal routine once again without any odd hiccups.
Anyways here’s some piccies, of the furball and the little fish and what he looks like these days 🙂 If you check out my newest video at about 3:45 you can see how light he was . Oh also I need a name, so if you have any suggestions,I’m all ears!
Leah & Kirby