Four months

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Remember this guy?

Baby Boy Betta Baby Boy Betta

That photo was taken four months ago.  He was just a baby when I got him.  He had little color, his fins were short, and he was prone to panic attacks, which is why he’s got stripes in this photo.  Before him I didn’t know that little bettas got all stripy when they get freaked out.  I guess it’s the betta version of wetting one’s pants.

Fast forward to today.  That stripy little baby betta has become this:

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This is Leonard.  In some angles he has bright turquoise coloring; in others—most others, actually—he is a deep rich royal blue.  He always has that lovely band of golden finnage known as “mustard gas” coloring.  He is gorgeous.

When I first got him I had no idea what he’d look like in four months’ time.  Even when he wasn’t wetting his pants he was still rather drab, with just…

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