The gobies went back today. The lady was surprised that one so small ate an adult shrimp. I was SO upset. I was thinking of just letting them stay in the 6 gallon tub- I have a filter and heater... But then I'd have to go through fish in cycling, I have no plants for it... blah. The one that ate the shrimp spit up a bunch of blood worms overnight and her abdomen was bright red when I looked. :( I hope it passes. The lady just put her right back in the tank, even after I showed her. O__O I really wanted to take her back after that. Ugh.
Someday when I have the resources I'll set up a nice brackish goby tank in their honor.
Now, moving on.. First the new betta. Petsmart just got halfmoons in (Canada is very behind). I went to look at the halfmoons. Next thing I knew I had run down to Michael's nearby to buy divider material. After watching a little veil tail being dragged to his death with one of those betta cubes, I was so bummed I didn't want to get one, knowing that all the ones I didn't get would probably end up the same way as the veil tail. But then, I was putting this guy down, and he just gave the biggest FLARE at my shirt. So I couldn't say no. I'm so weak.
I've named him Kamikaze, it really suits him, I've never seen a betta go from a cup, and be able to zoom around a 10 gallon heavily filtered (for a betta) tank with no problems like that. Right now he's back in his cup because I found him sitting with Reuben today. I need to find something to secure that divider more, and make a jump guard, because I think he jumped.
But my betta are very weird. When I found them, Reuben was flaring at him, touching his face, and he was just sitting there, submitting. No damage to anyone. Last time (and the only time) Reuben got with Gilbert, I was cleaning the tank and accidentally knocked the divider and he got through, same thing. I have weird betta, they don't seem to attack each other.
Reuben is the alpha fish though, but he's a just leader, he sees no point in shredding his neighbors up.
(angry Reuben beside him)
Now, 20 gallon. I added some stones I bought at Micheal's yesterday too. I scratched them really hard, but there was no wax (which some decorative stones have, always good to scratch them as a test), did a vinegar test, and washed them in hot water. So they should be good. I just need to know what you guys think! I'm not sure if it looks good like this or not!
And this is the farlowella, named "Farlow" by Sakura. God bless the Petsmart lady, I told her I wanted him exactly and she spent 5 minutes chasing him around. I just love the dark markings, the others didn't have those nice stripes. They all look amazingly healthy, really fat bellies and everything......... Petsmart had them on those white 7 day feeder blocks. And they loved them, like they covered them.
I swear, weirdest thing ever considering the fish in question.
About 20 minutes after he got in, the cories came in and gave him an initiation or something. They all started bouncing up and down on him. It was really
weird. "one of us! one of us! we accept you! we accept you!"
And just some tank photos. The cories, I swear. I know it's normal for some size difference, but that one cory is a MONSTER. Actually there's 2 of them that are at 3", which is over what they should be. They were all bought at the same time and size and everything! And everyone seems healthy!
Family photo. 4/6 of them at least.
Also, don't know if this is normal, I thought ADFs were bottom dwellers, but mine spend almost all their time tangling themselves in the plants. Like, they love being in the plants. The first time I thought one was stuck, but they're in there so much now. They are fat fat fat frogs.