Hey animal lovers! Yes I am back talking about my aquarium friends again. I just love them. They've been with me a few weeks now just about, and their little personalities really show.
CuChulainn is like his teenage namesake, wanting to challenge an opponent to single combat, only for him it's generally Macha that he challenges. Macha can't be bothered.
OOGA BOOGA BOO!!!!
Did I scare you, Macha?
Dude. I'm eating, here.
Sanglainn is still the one who likes to do parkour and hang upside down on leaves and things:
Yes, he has really pulled down and flipped the cookie cutter over more than once, lol. Adventure snail!
Also, you can't really tell snail's sexes, and I had named them after the two horses, the Gray of Macha (a mare) and the Black of Sanglainn (a stallion). Either I guessed right or they're gay snails, because I caught them having snail sex on the Eiffel Tower (how romantic! Ha ha). We'll see if more eggs show up (Macha has always had a few eggs stuck to the outside of her shell but I don't know if Macha laid them or if some other snail in the aquarium at the store laid them on top of her shell). They won't hatch, because nerite snails need brackish (salty) water for their eggs to hatch even though they generally live in freshwater. But people often find their eggs laid all over freshwater aquariums.
Also, contrary to most betta advice, CuChulainn loves playing in the bubbles from the air stone, and swims close to be in the flow of water any time I'm doing a water change and adding more water to the aquarium. Usually bettas don't like a lot of flow because of how big their fins are, it makes a lot of drag so it's harder to swim if the current is too much. But at least some of the time, CuChulainn seems to think it's a lot of fun. 😄 One day, he was swimming down to be right on top of where the bubbles come out, and then allowing himself to be pushed up into the roots of the pothos plant that are right there. Then he would free himself and do it again!
So there's my little update on my new friends. I'm so happy to have them here. 😃