03-17-2013, 11:15 AM
| || | Haha...brat, indeed. He is still super fussy about what he eats although he knows well enough when it's coming. The other two have not quite caught on that the turkey baster is the source of food, but they will. I don't think he looks any fatter, actually, but he's alive and eating and has not been fin-nipped by the two larger ones. The three of them do hang out together and the new guys have colored up amazingly; at first I thought they were going to stay pale. I know three is not ideal for them but they will all stay together until QT is over for everyone in the tank, then I kind of promised my husband the tank would be taken down. Behavior in the 75 has returned to normal, thanks, and the photo period is back to what it was. Some drama, though, as my light fixture inexplicably broke and I was forced to go by a new one. I was amazed at how the stem plants began growing toward the window light during the two days without a tank light...I didn't think the window, across the room but not directly, would have that much affect.
Originally Posted by Chesherca
GREAT SHOTS!!! The new additions are adorable! I hope the little cats do well in your care. I see that little brat back there - and his new buddies! How is he doing, fattening up any? Does he seem any more at ease now that he has a few buddies in there? Did your other fish in the big tank ever settle down and return to normal behavior after you medicated?
Yes, my little guy is very helpful. I think he'll be even MORE helpful when he gets taller! I am eager for the plants to fill in a bit, which I thought they would after three months but I've had some issues with certain plants not getting along with others, like the Vallisneria and Cabomba. At least that's what I think.
The big tank looks gorgeous, but it's hard to look away from the SUPER cute little man doing such a fantastic job with his lil' gravel vac. Awww! Love the look of concentration on his face - what a SWEETIE!!! |
Since the Water Sprite did not want to float upright, and would not stay down in the substrate, I hooked it on the driftwood. Now it is orienting the way it should to float and I love watching the roots develop all over. It is also shading the Java Fern a bit too which doesn't hurt. It looks silly but I'll eventually get it floating I think.
Now I'm contemplating a dark sand in this tank. It took almost 4 bags of Eco Complete which I like, I'm not sure I want to trash it since it cost what it did!