Tuesday, January 26, 2010
UPDATE: So I took my Dad's advice and put a mirror up in front of Pablo's bowl. Man, did he get angry! He puffed himself up to look as big as a 2 inch long fish can look. And just as quickly, he would scurry away, as if he was frightened by his own reflection. After a minute, he would muster up his courage to attack the mirror again. Adorable!!! As I delved into my Betta fish studies, I also learned that doing this mirror trick or chasing him around the bowl is much-needed exercise and can actually prolong his life. (Apparently Bettas are otherwise lazy, eat more than they need to, and are prone to obesity and degenerative diseases). Sounds like 30% of the U.S. population, no?