I did another water change this morning, 35%. I propped up the fallen stick, and rinsed one of the filter sponges. I was a concerned one of the angels has dark on the edge of its tail, and keeps twitching like something irritates it- shaking its head, or the fins (like my cat does when something tickles his ear). I think I was at fault not rinsing the frozen food before I put it in the tank- I'd just been thawing it in a bit of tank water and siphoning out to drop in the tank (with a straw). Now I'll give it a quick rinse, too, before feeding. Water definitely clearer now, and the angels seem more relaxed. They're also showing better color- stripes bolder.
I keep thinking of the smaller, extra-striped one as Zee.
Which, coincidentally, can have the following meanings: The ability to see something so clearly that it reflects the undisputable truth, a total experience combining all the senses in one or one who is like a god or dazzling looks and influential personality
but that's all from urban dictionary so who knows. I was just thinking Zee for zebra
, and because it sounds like the name of something little.
I'm calling the other one Aaya (or Aiya).
Harder to get a closeup of this fish, definitely more camera-shy and moves away quickly. So most of the individual pics I try for turn out like this. (Zee comes out sooner and moves faster towards food- I though at first just hungrier, but maybe the little one is bolder too).
Aaya is a mother goddess in Akkadian mythology (ancient Mesopotamia), also can mean someone beautiful and amazing in every possible way
. Spelled with one less a, it's a Japanese name meaning colorful
and an Old German word meaning sword
. Spelled Aiya, it's a Hebrew name meaning bird
. Either way I think it fits.