Good morning folks. I thought I'd share the a few shots of my new betta, Saitama aka One Punch Man. First a little background. My wife was looking on a neighborhood facebook page and saw that someone was giving away their 5 gallon setup for free. She asked if I wanted it and we brought it home. There were some hard water stains on the tank and even after all the scrubbing and vinegar, I couldn't get it off. That, and I would have to get new equipment for it because the filter was loud, and I didn't care for the bulky plastic hood. I decided not to use it.
During that time, my LFS posted a picture of a new betta he had brought in (among a few others), saying that he was now going to directly import from Taiwan. I was never a huge betta guy before, mainly because I felt their breeding and housing practices were unethical. However, when I saw this guy, I was amazed at how beautiful he looked. Coincidentally, Petsmart had a sale on their TopFin 5 gallon all-in-one, and there was an additional 10% for ordering online and pick-up at store. Perfect timing! Walked out the door with the tank for $36 plus tax.
Went to the LFS the next day to browse at their selection, not expecting he would still be there and brought him home after we saw him. (I took biomedia and sponge from my other tanks, along with 50% tank water and 50% new water).
If you don't know, One Punch Man is a fictional character that can defeat his enemies with one punch. This betta definitely KO'd me after I saw his first picture, then even more so when we saw him at the LFS. The owner was definitely attached to this guy.
I have some anubias nana petite arriving tomorrow. Planning on keeping it simple. Thanks for looking!