Blue gill is still doing fine, so is everyone at this point. That said big updates!
First of course everyone in the 80 Gallon continues to do very well. I've stopped on the water changes a bit for a few days but will pick it back up tomorrow. I've been slowly upping the strength of the dose.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz6HLVinpU8&hd=1]80 Gallon: Week 2 + Loaches Typing in Morris Code - YouTube[/ame]
Here is some update video. As you can see the Rasa are fine, Bluegill is swimming, and the Loaches are doing some weird Morris Code on a algae wafer. Percy has been camera shy a bit but he loves to come out when I'm not filming to watch me.
Moving on it's a day early but both Rope-Fish have finally made it home and here. I have been keeping tabs on them at the pet-shop and upon seeing them in person I am pretty confident the addition straight into the tank won't cause problems. Steve was in very questionable shape when I first got him and he perked up fine. These two have been in their tank with their more expensive + rare fish for three weeks with no signs of any of the few illnesses ropes are known to get. I did take the time to Accumulate them to the temp and add a first dose of preventative meds to their bag. I have since added a full strength dose of Ick Attack to the big tank as a preventative because it targets more than Ick.
Also added to this tank are two kinds of Decor. A new piece of wood is now in there, and so is this wood look alike resin thing that we got. This thing does have a sizable hole in the base for taking in water. I have hot glued craft mesh over that to make it something loaches cannot dig into and then get stuck inside. It has a cave like area in the back and several holes to dart in an out. The interesting thing here is that it would be quite touch for Queen to make it into the very interior/back of the corner. I consider this a plus because it gives all loaches and rope fish a nice personal hide/sleep spot.
I chose that particular bit of wood because with it's arc it not only creates a nice spot for a loach that wants to lie down and sleep on it but it also creates a little area underneath for either Gourami to use as a hide/shade spot. So far the Moonlight really likes this.
Also so far all the animals tolerate the two new arrivals and they seem to be okay with Steve. As for names I have not yet decided. I thought about naming the new two Alan and Alania but then I also thought about naming them Stevo and Stevia. I lean towards the second idea so that I can say my ropes are named Steve, Stevo, and Stevia. Kind of has a nice ring?
What do you all think? Which do you like or do you have better suggestions for Steve's two buddies?
Oh, you might want to watch this:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZJ0rs1rFIs&hd=1"]150 Gallon: Update on Scape and Stocking - YouTube[/ame]
You can see the two new ones swimming around.