Wednesday, May 22, 2013



It seems that I most likely have a male, female pair of rams! They have engaged in "lip locking" which is a breeding behavior apparently.  They have also been chasing other fish away from the caves in the tank.  I'm going to get some bloodworms for them so that they'll get a little fattened up, they are severely malnourished right now.  I believe they've paired up, as they won't even let my platys near them.  Unfortunately for them the Plecos won't go away, and will attack them if they try.

More later.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New fish!


In the last week I've gotten 6 new fish in my 55 gallon tank.  2 Bolivan rams, and 4 mickey mouse platys! Kol, Rebekah, Fox, and Annabelle are the platys, and the rams aren't named, yet.  I'm still trying to determine what gender the rams are... It's very difficult! Hopefully when they're more settled in it'll be easier!

Pictures later!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fish Stunting

I found a really good article about fish stunting today.  I think everybody who owns, or has every owned fish should read this! The article brings up some really good points that most people don't think about.  I hope you'll take some time and read it!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cinder pictures!

Here are some more pictures of Cinder.

These aren't the best pictures, because they were taken on my iPod, but they show his coloration much better than the last one!! :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013



Haven't posted in a while, but my tanks are still doing pretty good.  The class tank is cycled and has  him ------------------------------------------->
in it!

Cinder is a male dragon scale halfmoon plakat Betta.  Most amazing pet store Betta find since Damien, my black Betta.

A true halfmoon is pretty rare at a pet store, and so is a plakat that isn't labeled "Female Betta".  So a true halfmoon plakat labeled as a male, that is also a dragonscale is such a rare find that as soon as I saw him I knew he was the fish I was getting! I considered a veiltail, but it came down to Cinder, or the (gorgeous) red veiltail with ripped fins.  Obviously I made the choice of the healthy, rare fish.  I didn't even know he was a full halfmoon until I got him home!

Well enough bragging for today :)