I found a different tanks that came with a Guppy
I got the guppy and the 5 gal that was selling but looking at the tank the guppy was being sold with it’s actually a lot smaller than what was expected. I was only going to be using the tank for Muy but Mochi’s tank is far better for them. So my current setup is Mochi is in the tank the guppy came in(it was fully cleaned out before putting him in), and Muy and the guppy are in Mochi’s tank since it was bigger(again also cleaned out before).
Honestly I was very worried that Muy would attack the guppy but she was just a little curious of him and they actually swam together a little.
The guppy even hid under Muy when it got scared.
Currently the guppy and Muy give each other plenty of space and the guppy knows to move over when Muy is around.
The guppy does not yet have a name and is mostly black with a yellow underbelly,orange head, and short finned. He’s very calm but doesn’t seem to understand how walls work. He’s rather dull colors for a male but that’s good for Muy.
My biggest problem is that after a while of the guppy being in the tank i tried to give it a little snack(some tropical fish flakes the prior owner gave me) and crushed up two flakes. It would not eat and I’m sure its just the guppy is nervous so I’ll be trying again in a few hours the same way. I just don’t want it to starve itself. He’s also been staying up at the surface in basically one area. He is breathing and he’s moving his fins, but hes just staying near one of the fake plants. I thinks he’s just a bit scared of how big it is(i plan on getting more hiding spots) and of Muy. But I could be wrong.
Well I’m dumb
So the reason Muy is MASSIVE for a Betta is because “he” is a “she”. I never really thought of there gender but looking at her, yup. It’s a girl. She will still keep the name Muy since it’s pretty gender neutral, but even so, Muy is very big for a female, like about 3 inches instead of 2 1/2 inches.
Yeah this is a problem
So i found a 10 gallon tank super cheap that i wanted to get for my big boy Muy since he’s basically the king of all Bettas, but the seller wants the two female black Molly’s to go with it. i CANNOT put them in with either Mochi or Muy since at least one of them, weather a molly or a betta, would probably be killed. I’ll have to keep looking around but I feel really bad because Those Molly’s they’re selling are really young and I would love to take them in
Your recent post showing Bazooka can step up made her markings look kinda like eyelashes to me. So I hope you don’t mind this rough sketch birb.
!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Seriously, people drawing my birds is my FAVORITE thing that ever’d. Art is better than anything. And this is ADORABLE. Ah, I’m so happy to see people do art of Bazooka!
Oh good! My bird anatomy isn’t the best so I was a bit worried, I’m really glad you like it!
[JOYOUS SOBBING IN THE DISTANCE]
He’s SHoWINg COloR!!
I got my boys their new tanks!
They each have their own 5 gallon tanks and they’ve been exploring and nipping at things its so cute. Mochi(pictured here) keeps trying to intimidate the filter.
Okay so story time:
So Mochi and Muy have been living in the 2 liter Marina tanks their entire life. My cousin originally got Muy because she really wanted a fish but she got bored of him after a while, Mochi was a party favor my other cousin got from a birthday party(i really hate when people do that). Both if them had no filter and my cousins didn’t know they were tropical and needed heat.
Somehow these boys have survived 3 years living in these tiny, disease-filled, tanks before i got them. When i got them their tank water was BRIGHT RED from the flakes hey had been fed and they were filthy. We got they cleaned up before i took them home and they’ve been with me for a few moths. I had no idea how horrible it was for them before.
Before I got them they would get water changes in those tiny little tanks every other week or longer because no one wanted to do them. They would constantly flop out of the tiny tanks because they have no top cover and they wanted out, everyone though it was normal. They got them both from petco and the way are petco betta fish area is set up is the worst. It goes like this: the little cups with each betta, cleaning supplies and food, those tiny tiny little tanks that are only seem good for keeping the betta when its getting cleaned, (thats what im going to use mine for)and then little plastic skulls and spongebob decorations. The people that work there also are just as misleading.
Since getting them I took as much care as i could to manually filter those pathetic tanks and keep it at a good temp.(i could only get it to stay around 76 F but my aunt would always have it as 72 F because she thought that was okay.)
These new ones i got were $30 from Walmart and are exactly what I needed. They didn’t come with much and I’ve heard the lights don’t last long, but I can handle that.
All in all, people are just being misinformed about Betta fish. Mochi and Muy have survived really harsh heath problems, including Muy going through fin rot but no one knew it was fin rot. Muy literally bore through fin rot and recovered with no medical help. Muy is the toughest Betta I know. Betta fish need at LEAST 5 gallons of space that filtered and heated. They aren’t good “starter fish” plastic fish with a motor to swim are good “starter fish”.
They are really adventurous right now and are even fanning out their fins a little. I think I may cry I have never seen them fan out their fins.
I’m working on a new project. I’ve also been remaking the winners prizes that I lost. I’m coloring 1st prize and cleaning up the new sketch for 4th
The only reason I do art.