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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Enchanted Polish Britney Spearmint and April 2014

So remember how I bought a beautiful betta, then bought him a bigger, fancier house? Well apparently, these fish are much more work than I first expected.  I thought that having a filtration system and a 3.5 gallon tank, I wouldn't have to do water changes but every month.  Wrong.  I thought I was feeding the right amount of 2 pellets twice a day. Wrong.  I'm starving the damn thing.  Also because of these two things and perhaps my plastic plants, my betta's pretty tail is now a mangled mess.

I did a bunch of research online yesterday and it seems my fish is possibly eating his tail due to the lack of food and clean water.  It wasn't too bad the other day when I first noticed it. I immediately did a 100% water change.  I turned off the filter and took out the plants.  I fed him 4 pellets and fish treats.  The next day, with the filter off, he did make me bubbles, which he hasn't done and I think the filter is keeping the bubbles from sticking.  Just now I realized that now his gorgeous flowing tail has a split down the middle and his top fin, which he can't possibly reach to eat is all torn up.

I must be the worst betta mom ever.  I took a gorgeous fish and made him all sorts of ragged. I took out the plastic plants, ordered some silk ones, I ordered a floaty leaf thing and a floaty mirror thing for interaction stuff.  I feel so bad.  I hope it isn't hurting him.  I don't think his tail is getting caught in the filter, I think it's the plants.  The upside is that the tail will grow back, just may not be so pretty.

I take Checkers back to the vet in about an hour so they can check her bladder and make sure the stone is going away.  Cross your fingers as I need my vacation to go as planned.

Today's mani was all my idea.  Just saying.  Here is your silly bottle shot.

Now this first holo is a gorgeous Forest Green made just for me by Cathy at More Nail Polish.  She called it "He Said What?" based on my blog stories of my online dating saga.  No this isn't in stores, it's only at my house.  Next is Enchanted Polish Britney Spearmint and April 2014 and Elevation Polish Antelao.

I started with the EPs.


How gorgeous are these????  Next I took paint and the other two polish named above and did this.

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
I so need to wear this Antelao and this made for me Green holo all by themselves. I am betting they will be amazing.

Alright, I have to go to the vet now. Cross your fingers Checkers is ok.

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?