I found a place that sells RO (reverse osmosis) water for $0.50 after you buy the first jug, so the spouse approved of a fish acquisition adventure yesterday! I am very excited, as I have missed having finned children around.
Why Dumbass and Dumbfuck?
The instant Dumbass got into his tank, he began fighting with himself. Six hours later… still fighting with himself. There were numerous instances where he was so focused on fighting himself that he ran into his ornaments, etc, thus resulting in me saying, “You are such a dumbass!”
So, he’s Dumbass.
This is Dumbass.
This is how Dumbass sleeps.
I love you, Dumbass. You live up to your name well.
Next up we have Dumbfuck.
Dumbfuck is not real clear on how food works, resulting in a mess, tested patience, a hungry fish, and more time spent convincing this fish that food is a real thing he needs to eat.
I was successful in teaching Dumbfuck how to eat his supper, but the volume is not where I want it at this stage. (This will improve over time, but he’s going to be a light eater to start with. This is okay… mostly.)
This is Dumbfuck. He is a dumbo, and according to his jar, he’s supposed to be a halfmoon.
Dumbfuck does not understand flaring when he gets into disputes with himself, so I haven’t actually seen him fully flared. Or flared at all. I think he’s a super delta, but in any case, he’s a gorgeous little dumbfuck.
Don’t let the camera colors fool you, by the way. This is not a red and a blue fish. He’s a color changer, and Alexandrite would have been a good name for him.
Most of the time, he’s a lavender-lilac color with pink-red-purple fins. His pectorals are a very very pale lilac.
Dumbass was a discounted rescue due to the state of his fins. I will have to monitor carefully for issues and diseases while he heals, but so far so good.
The tank I got for them is a three gallon split waterfall tank. Dumbass is in the taller section while Dumbfuck has the shallower one. Dumbass is the better swimmer of the pair from the looks of it, although Dumbfuck is becoming more active as he settles.
My husband was not paying attention when I was asking him if I could have pet fish, and he failed to realize the tank alone was $60. He realized his mistake and I have gotten away with proper murder.
I need to order a pale gravel to mix in with my colored stones at the bottom; the fish stores I went to did not have what I wanted. But beyond that, their habitat is mostly set up.
Price of Dumbass: $10.
Price of Dumbfuck: $20.
Habitat, water, etc: $300.
Finned Children: Priceless.