I just posted a video on youtube of my tank so you could see it and tell me if I am doing anything wrong, or what I could do to make my tank better.
The fish I have in the tank are as follows
2 Clown Loaches, 1 Chinese Algae Eater, 6 Tiger Barbs, 1 Rhino Pleco, 1 Black Ghost Knife, 1 Red Tailed Shark, Feeder Guppies, 3 Minnows, and some snails.
I know the BGK will need a bigger tank, and I will either give him away or upgrade myself when it gets to that point.
I am not sure when plants I have in the tank, with the exception of the duckweed on the top and bamboo(which is only there because I have had it for years and have no where else to put it), so if anyone could ID it that would be help. Also, are the pants I have suitable for my fish?
Currently I am feeding them flakes, sinking algae disks, sinking pellets that have the main ingredient "whole fish meat", frozen blood worms, and frozen beef heart. I put a dozen-ish feeder guppies in there yesterday and about half of them are still around.
I am treating the water with a stress-coat conditioner, a bacteria supplement, and a tiny bit of aquarium salt at each water change, and just started using once of those weekly plant food things.
What can I do to make my tank better? I would be interested in getting an air pump and getting some bubbles going, but I know that may not be good for the plants?
Am I feeding the right things? The BGK doesn't really come out and eat from what I can tell, so to feed him I will just throw a cube of beef heart in the tank before bed.
Should I get more hiding places or driftwood? More plants would be nice..
I have a ceramic little hiding place (picture below) but the fish don't really like going in it, is it the material, or maybe it is too dark or not tall enough? I got it at the LFS but it may have been for reptiles..
I would like an aquarium as heavily planted as some of Byron's, but I don't really know what to do..