Step one in the evolution of my first self-maintained aquarium (all of them before this point had been in my parents' care, and mostly in my Dad's.). This had previously been the home of a female Betta, and I knew very little about aquariums at this point. Pictured are Butch (the redder) and Sundance (the yellow) as they were when I first got them. They were pretty colorless. There is also a ghost shrimp in there, somewhere.