Well, as some of you may remember, last month I was all set to get that lovely blind HMPK and it fell through. So, I consoled myself by buying a new boy from Petsmart instead. lol I'm not entirely sure what color the new boy is, to be honest. I want to say mustard gas, but I'm not 100% about that. His body is a lovely powder blue. His fins are an orangey-pink with the same powder blue as his body shot through on the rays, and sometimes they change to all blue, like his body (but only in certain lights). His fins are also edged in a dark, midnight blue. He is housed in my 20gL with bamboo stalks and Asian temple decoration perched on a piece of lava rock and a piece of granite (you'll understand better when you see the pic). It is moderately planted at the moment with cabomba, anacharis, red ludwigia, hornwort (which will probably get moved to a different tank as soon as I get more plants for this one), jungle val transplanted from my 55 and micro chain sword. I'm contemplating digging out my Hagen CO2 unit that I bought for this tank originally and setting it up. The substrate is...ummmm...shoot! I can't remember. lol It's a plant substrate, though, mixed with reddish gravel. I'm running an AquaClear 30 on the tank for filtration, a Marineland Visi-Therm 100W heater, and a nice ZooMed AquaSun T5HO fixture with 2 x 24W bulbs (one "ultra super daylight" bulb and one plant bulb). He is housed with my new juvenile female GBR. Before anyone says anything, yes, I have a backup in case things go wrong, but as of right now, they have been together for 24 hours and they either completely ignore each other or occasionally the female ram will follow the HMPK around like a puppy dog (the ram is about 1.5" long and the betta boy is pushing 2.5" long). Anyway, here's pics! FTS (it's not great...I'll try to get a better one tonight): image The betta boy (again, not great...he won't sit still, though!): image Also, the betta boy needs a name. I have one HMPK betta named Tanis (pics of him will be forthcoming, since I don't think any of you know him) and a pink/purple CT named Tuff (because he's tough enough to wear pink). Tanis is named after one of the main characters (a half-elf) in The DragonLance Chronicles. I like names with literary connections or that mean something. Some of my favorite authors are Robert Jordan, Clive Cussler, J.R.R. Tolkein, and Kate Elliott.