I doubt anyone will read this post, but I'm so excited I just have to say something!
Today I FINALLY went to my LFS to get some new fish more my tank, which I've been intending to do for months now. I only had 2 cherry barbs and 5 glowlight tetras left, and it was looking a bit empty.
I haven't been in a fish shop for so long that it was a bit overwhelming. There were so many beautiful fish - including heaps of cichlids, which really tempted me.
I nearly got some Ember Tetras, which were so adorable and tiny I reckon a slightly larger fish could have eaten them whole. I was also sorely tempted by the Sterba's Corys. I have ALWAYS wanted Sterba's corys, they are my favorite kind of cory, but my experience with corys the last few times I've tried to keep them has been so disastrous that I have vowed never to keep them again
I might have bought some of the Sterba's if they had been cheaper but for $14 each I decided it was too risky.
In the end I was sensible and only got 6 cherry barbs (which the shop assistant kindly let me handpick so I got all the nicest ones!) and a baby Albino Bristlenose. I wanted to have 8 barbs and 8 glowlights, but the glowlights are so nippy that I decided to not add any more in case it made them fight even more. The new barbs have settled in straight away and are shoaling with my existing 2 barbs.
I was going to clean the algae of the glass, because it looks terrible, but then I saw my new pleco was very effectively getting rid of it, so I'm going to leave it there for him to eat!
I'm sorry there aren't any pictures, I figured it would just be too hard to try and photograph a heap of tiny, extremely active fish...I'v tried before and it's practically impossible :S