Saturday, August 31, 2013

Faith meets Fabio

This morning Faith was introduced to Fabio!
A divider was placed in the tank so that Faith would be safe if things did not go well.
As you watch the video you will see that Faith is a very confident and relaxed fish.
The female bandit "Mattie" on the other hand is not very happy with the change.

Several minutes after the first video, Faith slipped through the divider in an effort to meet Fabio.
Mattie was not pleased but Faith is a tough little thing and stood her ground pretty well.

While watching the fish as I videoed it became clear that Mattie the female bandit did not want Faith interacting with Fabio. Faith is doing a good job of getting away from Mattie while not giving in too much. Watch Fabio at the end of the video where he's staying as far away as he can from the ladies.  I didn't know he was such a chicken!

I felt that Mattie was getting in the way of the introduction between Fabio and Faith so I put the divider back in with Mattie on one side. It appears that Fabio has a stronger relationship with Mattie than I had realized and he hangs out near the divider ignoring Faith.

At the end of the day I moved the bandits to their own tank so that Fabio and Faith could be alone and hopefully get to know each other better.

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