||One year old|
||Veiltail Betta fish|
||New York, USA|
is my orange Veiltail betta fish named Fuego (which translates in
Spanish to mean fire). He is one year old and loves to flare his fins
whenever he catches his own reflection in his tank.
Fuego is just about the laziest bettafish I have ever seen. He is one of
those bettas who actually prefer a smaller tank. I placed him in a
temporary tank of about two gallons with a plant a log and a leaf to rest
on. The next morning I woke up to see that he had made the biggest bubble
nest I had ever seen a betta make! The bubble nest is a sign from a betta
that he is healthy and happy (and ready for a mate). Over the next week I
set up a 6.6-gallon tank for him but once I got him in there he was
terrified! Even after five days to get used to his surroundings he barely
moved from the corner of the tank. He hadn't blown one bubble! When I put
him back into what I thought of as his "temporary" two-gallon tank I found
him making another bubble nest not two hours later! He is happy to sit in
his log and blow bubbles and occasionally flare his gills at his own reflection.
Recently I have taught him to follow my finger around the glass using a
piece of food. He is a very cool pet to have, and watching his behavior is
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