If y’all don’t already follow my friend over at Hey Sparky you really are missing out. This is a good example of why. Don’t short circuit yourself or others and remain little scardy-fish! Not when you are on your way to beautiful!
Remember this guy?
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:
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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