Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Central Illinois
Moved the 10 harlequin rasboras into the tank from QT tonight. They seem very very happy with all the space, the plants, etc. I bought them at Petsmart, and remember the girl who helped me saying that there wasn't a lot of interest in that particular fish, so they had been left pretty much alone for a long time. So they spent their early days in a sparse pet shop tank, followed by a month in a small 10 gallon tank, and now have the run of the 55 gallon. Do fish feel happiness?
The shrimp, OTOH, seem a little grumpy about the new inhabitants. There's a big gathering of what appear to be the "elder" shrimp in one particular section near the top of the tank. I am guessing that the shrimplet population may see a decline if and when the rasboras figure out that there is a readily available source of live food.
3/25/16 Had to stop by Petsmart today to pick up kitty litter and noticed that they had added some new aquarium plants, the kind grown in the gel. Picked up a Temple Compacta (hygrophila aocynbosa) and a crypt wendtii Tropica. I fully expect the crypt to melt away to nothing, but hopefully it will come back. It's a smallish plant with a pretty maroon color to the leaves. The Temple Hygro also has a lot of red color to the leaves. I put one stalk of it in the QT, and the rest in the big tank.
3/28/16 - The new hygrophila is showing some bright green growth.
Last edited by abaker1961; 03-28-2016 at 10:54 PM.
Reason: Keeping a log on this thread about plants