Wow, guys! I'm
the one that's (almost) speechless! Thanks for such sweet words!!!
I LOVE loach mountain, but I thought it had become a green disaster area! It's the loaches that really make it shine. . . too bad you can't really see them in the picture (+10 to those of you who found a couple!) In this tank live a shoal of Banded 'Kuhli' (Pangio semicincta)
and Dwarf 'Kuhli' (Pangio cuneovirgata)
Aquascaping sticky?! Koi!!! Thank you for the vote of confidence, babe - but your
'scapes are the ones that are well thought-out and gorgeous! I vote for you! My sticky wouldn't be terribly helpful, I'm afraid:
Find a big rock and a couple of sticks. Add entirely too many rhizome plants and dump in tank. SHAKE (don't stir). Allow to settle. Add C.spiralis and assorted mosses (if desired). Garnish with squirmy loachlings and enjoy! >.<
Agent, I'm jealous of your loaches (be they zebra or angelicus - or both!) Jealous of the threadfin rainbows, too *luffs*! I've only had wormy loaches, but am fairly determined to one day bring home a shoal of Hovering zebra loaches (Micronemacheilus cruciatus
). It won't be until I (finally) get the 125g set up. Which is kind of funny, because I'll actually have enough room for a shoal of larger loachbutts. . . I'm just head-over-heels for the tiny guys!
The loaches do seem to adore their mountain. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the main rock has an overhang that they like to chill under, and of course loaches love plants. I always get the impression that they like anything they can twirl around - so piles of rooty rhizome plants are heaven for them. . .and of course nothing beats a nice broad leaf for a nap - especially one that happens to be shaded by another nice broad leaf! I can never get a picture of the world BEHIND the rock. That's where I dump extra sponges for JIC seeding, and there is a TON of moss back there, too - the little ones seem particularly fond of frolicking in the moss. . .
I think you ALL
need an Anubias flower of your very own!!!
(they seem to be in high demand!)
You guys should grab a few A. nana plants (3+?) the next time you can, and lets test out the group love theory!
You can't really go wrong with this plant. It thrives in next-to-no light, and is nearly impossible to kill - bonus? PRETTY AND GREEEEEEN!
My TFK peeps are always telling me that I can never have too many bottom dwellers. . . I
say you can never have too many anubias!!! ~_^
NEED MOAR PLANTS!!! <3