the other pearl came back, i dont know what happened but today when i went to feed it came back. The two pearls swim together and they are eating leftover bits that float there way. Yes I read the profile, twice. Your profiles are super helpful. However, not early enough, I had gotten the pearls thinking they would be ok since they were around the same size as the largest black skirt, all other fishes in the tank are smaller. The two pearls are only smaller by a tiny bit but the black skirt has long flowing fins so that may make him/her seem bigger.
Water movement at the surface is minimal the output of the filter is not overly strong, i haven't seen any fish get blown away or pushed around by the current. The tank doesnt have any floating plants yet, but the bottom is densly planted and the tank has one very large Amazon Sword
that almost1.5ft tall now, probably 2 if i pulled the leaves straight up and measured.
The two pearls look almost identical, both might be females, i see no red coloration on either. I need them to eat more, as there are not much scraps left for them during feeding if they keep picking only at the small bits. Is there a way to make sure they more comfortable w/o floating plants?