I JUST uploaded a video. He's doing well! It's a crappy cell phone video, but that's okay. Hahaha...
The heater I got isn't quite powerful enough to get the tank up to 80 degrees. It's keeping it at about 78 instead. He doesn't seem bothered by the few degrees difference. I suppose anything is better than the 65 degree cup he was in.
I want to add more plants soon. I hope to order some ambulia...though I don't think this crappy light fixture will be strong enough for it.
Oh! And I ended up putting the filter media from my other tank in the filter of this one, since I managed to make it fit nicely. :D
So, the past two days with Aries have been... interesting.
First of all, I had a total meltdown when I got into the office yesterday, and he was gone. There was NO sign of him at all! The tank is covered, so I knew he didn't jump (though I thoroughly checked anyhow) and there was no body anywhere!
I was convinced the cleaning people in my building took him or something.
So, after calming down, I went to petco and picked up a new heater, and a new betta.
When I lifted the filter/light fixture off of the tank, out popped Aries! I don't know HOW he got in there...the tiny tube he was in wasn't big enough even for my pinky! But he was apparently in there a while.
He's doing fine, though! I thoroughly checked him. Not a single scratch on him, and he's as active as ever! I brought the new betta home, and will be transferring him into my 29 gallon tonight after catching and removing all the guppies.
Today, when I got into the office, I was thrilled to see that Aries had been a busy guy last night! ^__^
He has been hard at work building his first bubble nest! That isn't even all of it, either. There is a bubble nest in two of the tank's corners, and a trail leading across the whole front of the tank! :D I'm so happy to see that he's happy and healthy enough in his new tank to be making nests already!!
Edit: Also, his color has changed a lot!! He went from being a pale teal to a rich, dark blue! :D He's brightened up SO much since settling in his new home!
Wow - what a relief huh? Glad to hear Aries is safe & sound.
Big time! I had been having a horrible couple of days the night before I set the tank up, so him going "missing" was the icing on the cake. Everyone in the office thought it was hilarious, but I was fighting back tears the whole time.