It has been about a month and a half since I first planted this tank and it is definitely time for an update. There have been a few additions as far as plants go and I managed to get my hands on some “Phoenix” Boraras Merah and Pigmae Corydoras. Both of these species are fun to watch as they go about their business. The Boraras have very interesting coloration design. A pair of Otto cats switch between this tank and my 26g bow front to keep them well fed.
Also added PFRs from a few different sources. Two berried females at the moment, one of them is about 2 ½+ weeks along. She is huge
. I have some Indian Almond leaf litter in there for the youngsters and just got bee pollen for them as well. The bee pollen has a very strange flavor to it (some take it as a dietary supplement).
Recently procured two 200W Hydor ETH heaters very cheaply. One of them is being used for this tank. I cannot tell you how good a job the ETH does, temp is always the same. No more messing with the heater during water changes.
My camera refuses to take good pictures of my tanks. I try anyway, just so folks stop calling me a fibber about how purdy my tanks are. The pictures all look like a mess of green to me…
Plants - * = added
*Ludwigia senegalansis - I love this plant, so much character
Proserpinaca palustris - with plenty of light and C02 this stays nicely denticulated
Eichornia divers folia - complains about my poor lighting constantly
Myriophyllum sp Red Stem - finicky to say the least
Hemianthus callitrichoides - all died, will not replace
Narrow leaf Chain Sword - this thing will not stop sending out plantlets! Nine right now.
Red Melon Sword - has gotten huge, no daughter plants yet though
Brazilian Micro Sword - I am lost with this plant. Grows very slowly if at all (BBA magnet)
Marsilea minuta - this is one of my favorites…don’t tell the other plants
Hydrocotyle sp. “Japan”
Dwarf hairgrass - this took it’s sweet time acclimating and is now spreading
Ranunculus inundatus - took about a month to really settle in before it sent runners
Anubias barteri nana petite
Needle Leaf Java Fern
Future Plans -
Will be getting some Super Tigers from Mordalphus soon as I really enjoy dwarf shrimp. My Red Melon Sword is completely out of control so it may be removed from this tank and replaced with Marsilea minuta. I would like to reduce the number of different stem species in this tank. I apparently have a case of “Collectoritis Aquaticum Floras”. My physician says it’s not healthy behavior.
She said to me "Watch this!"
"My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard!"
Cleaning water lettuce roots.
Merah knows it's NOM time.