||Seven months old|
||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
not my first betta, Elijah Blu ("Eli") was a planned addition to
the family. During October 2004, I was home sick and to cheer myself up,
I spent time preparing an empty fishbowl for a "new arrival." Once it
was ready, I took a trip to a local pet store, and this little guy was
so pretty and so friendly, I could not resist him! He is a stunning
shade of aquamarine, and a very active and playful fish.
Eli quickly adapted to his new bowl; it was a pleasant change from the
tiny cup he was stored in at the pet shop. He is one of the most
interactive fishes I've ever had. Immediately he began bubble-nesting,
and playing hide-and-seek within his plants. Most fun of all, Eli
recognizes me and his other friends and family members. He "dances" to
get their attention, and absolutely makes eye-contact.
Elijah Blu was named after Cher's son, Elijah Blue. For the first week,
I was not sure what to call him. For short, I called him "Blue." This
was far too boring a name for this special guy, and so after some
research, we settled on "Elijah Blu," with a jazzed-up spelling!
Sometimes I sing him the song "Eli's Coming," which he seems to enjoy.
Eli loves food, and he loves his younger brother, a tan betta named
Paul5/Elvis2. Their bowls are side-by-side in the living room, which
gives them both a great view of the household. When sleeping, Eli can be
found nestled beneath a low artificial plant.
Eli is also a well-travelled fish, who lived for his first three months
in New Jersey, then he moved with me to Brooklyn. He is both a city and
suburban fish. Thanks for getting to know Elijah Blu!