Sunday, May 1, 2011

Meet Squirt!!!

Everybody meet Squirt!

He is a red male veiltail betta. I just brought him home today!

He is loving his new tank. He has tons of room in there. He wore himself out exploring everything. Right now he is resting in his cave.

So here is a little bit more about Squirts personality (from what I know from observing him today):

He is very brave. He checked out everything in his new surroundings, and even fearlessly swam right up to where the flow of water comes out of the filter (which scares most bettas).

He is very happy already and blowing a lot of bubbles. He started making bubble nests in two corners of the tank.

He likes to rest on top of things like the thermometer and his betta bed leaf hammock.

His favorite spots are: being squished in between the heater and the side of the tank, on top of the thermometer, his betta bed, and in the top hollow part of his cave where he can barely be seen.

He likes to swim very fast in a zig zagging sort of way going up and down in the front right corner of the tank.

He loves the food I bought for him. I got the Aqueon brand betta pellets, and Topfin freeze-dried bloodworms. He already ate two pellets and two bloodworms today. He ate the bloodworms out of my hand which was pretty cool. He pretty much attacks his food and chomps down on it so hard you can actually hear it.

He likes to take naps, and when he is napping he kind of looks dead, so I have to check him for eye or gill movement to reassure myself. (fish sleep with their eyes open because they do not have any eyelids, so they cannot close their eyes.

He is still pretty small right now, he could either stay this small or he could possibly grow up to an inch more.

Here are some more pictures of him. I will try to get some better ones soon.

Squirt swimming

Squirt swimming some more.

Squirt coming up for air.

Squirt in one of his favorite places, with his head resting on top of the thermometer.

Kind of hard to see, but right above him and below the blue part, is his big line of bubbles he was blowing.

I will be posting a video of him soon!


  1. He looks like he loves his tank! The picture of him with his head on the thermometer is cool. I can't wait to see the video of him!
    Sarah :)

  2. Hurray! Welcome Squirt! What a perfect name.
    -Goldfish Granny

  3. Hello Squirt! You have been adopted into a good home. You will be a king among fish. Keep blowing those bubbles! :) Martha