I thought I would share this picture, which I saw on facebook under ‘Tiny Hearts Betta Rescue”s page. If you don’t already follow them, I implore you to do so! So many fun facts and interesting and even comical information.
Anyway, I didn’t make my promised entry yesterday. This is why.
Valentine’s Day!!! (Yes, I did get kissed. And yes, I am completely, utterly, devastatingly twitterpated.)
If this does get reposted and someone is confused by my, shall we say, back-and-forthness, know that I am a betta fish blogger… with somewhat of a life, apparently. Who’da thunk! Anyway, I thought I would share Alastor’s progress from yesterday to today. He was still showing some signs of “PTSD” yesterday, pacing back and forth, and his color had not fully developed -quite- yet. Today though he is doing much better, resting along the leaves and the “ruins” in his tank. I think my boy is finally beginning to relax. He even flared at me today! I was so thrilled! I didn’t think at the time to whip out the camera, but next time! So, yay!
More pictures/videos soon!
Happy belated Valentine’s day to you and your beloved pets!
Sooo Alastor arrived at 10am this morning. I saw the tracking information turn to “arrived” while at the end of class and ended up booking it to the mail center. The people there were confused as to why I was so excited, and gave me strange looks when I explained what was in the package.
But yes, you saw the video of me opening the package, hopefully. I love that I have it to look back on, since I never videotaped my first reaction to Versace. (: Alastor’s color was poor and his fins were clamped when I opened the “present”. He’s still having a bit of a color issue and has been pacing the tank back and forth. I can’t tell if it’s because he’s suffering from PTSD from the long journey, he’s exploring the tank, or if he’s simply a neurotic character. I think maybe all of the above.
So color is not perfect yet, as he is still adjusting to the tank, but I got TWO pictures, count it: 2. He is not a very photogenic fish. But here’s what we’ve got:
Best I could get for today. We’ll see if his color improves by tomorrow. Crossing fingers my boy will adjust well. Until then, he is receiving a lot of love. (: From what I can tell, he’s a sweet-tempered man with a bit of a neurotic side, but we shall see! More developments tomorrow.
A lot of people have been asking me how bettas are delivered from AquaBid and how the process works… well, here you go. :) The unveiling of Alastor.
CAUTION: This first paragraph may be a bit graphic for some readers.
I am utterly disgusted… I read the blogger ‘betta-adventures’ own “rant” post and had to see for myself… yes, you’ve probably all heard of it before: the Tiger Oscar eating and CHEWING a live Betta. And yes, I actually watched it. I regret doing so. The poor little guy fought so hard, even poking his head out to try to escape the giant mouth, but you could tell when he passed. Type it into YouTube if you dare. I implore every person who -does- view the video (or just pause it at the beginning so you don’t have to actually view it) to give it a thumbs-down and comment. I realize that this is mother nature in action, but as betta-adventures said, a HUMAN instigated and VIDEOTAPED this for viewing pleasure. In my book, this is called animal abuse and is unacceptable. I am just… ugh. No sleep tonight.
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I promised you guys something pretty… here it is:
You may have noticed that the caption under my blog title has changed to “Versace & Alastor <3” … because we have a new friend joining our small family. Yes, an Aquabid purchase. Normally I would adopt or rescue, but in this case, I could not resist. Could you, looking into those soulful golden eyes?
And, umm, I may have gone overboard with Alastor’s tank…
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