I went to the post office this morning to pick up the package fully expecting the fish to be dead, since they had been in the box since Monday. I opened the package right there on the post office counter, and was pleasantly surprised to see a flash of red as the little red/white butterfly moved! They were both alive!
Now they’re in the quarantine tub settling in and de-stressing from their long journey. The red/white butterfly seems strong and full of energy. The white butterfly is a little more lethargic, but still moving around and seems to be in pretty good condition. They are much smaller and way cuter than I thought they were going to be! I had to wrap some filter floss around the filter intake because the big Aquaclear 110 was a bit too powerful for the little guys. I’m so happy to have some butterfly telescopes in my life once again! <3