03-05-2011, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by combray
Thank you for the replies. After closer examination I believe I have Boraras brigittae. Tomorrow I may have my children confirm this for me with their younger eyes (the fish are quite small still). About a third of the surface is covered with a floating plant that is doing poorly however. I do not think it is a true floating plant, so I will add in some duckweed to keep the fish comfortable.
Again thank you for the replies and I hope to upload pictures soon.
Although it says they attain 1 inche in the profile, they are very slow growing. The oldest in my group (I've had about a year) are only 1/2 inch.
Duckweed won't fill the bill, these fish need dangling roots/leaves; or plants growing from the substrate that reach the surface with finely pinnate leaf structures (like Wisteria). Ceratopteris cornuta is ideal [also in our profiles, click the shaded name]. Some stem plants will work: Brazilian Pennywort, Wisteria, Cabomba--just let it float rather than planting it in the substrate.