Time for some updated shots:
Bottom portion....I do like that row of Ludwigia linearis that is forming. Once the Alternanthera grows some, it should make for a nice feature. I hope to have the Ludwigia glandulosa x palutris coming up on the right side behind it all, and have some Ludwigia Atlantis mixed throughout. Still a few weeks away from being where I want it.
Top from the right corner:
Kind of a half-top/half-bottom shot. You can see that it is challenging taking a picture of both the top and bottom at the same time, due to the glare of the light from the top part of the tank. The Green Neon Tetra in the tank really add a nice contrast against the plants.
Here is a male Pelvicachromis taeniatus “Moliwe." This fish is fantastic, but curiously "opposite" of what you expect in a dwarf cichlid. The males are considerably larger than the females, and though have a great coloration, are more drab than the females. In addition, they also do not flare or chase the females; the females shimmy and try to impress the males!
Here is a female Pelvicachromis taeniatus “Moliwe." These fish are somewhat shy, but are fairly visible in the tank. "Skiddish" may be a better description, and they do not hold still for any longer than a second or two. It makes for a very challenging picture session. Their color is stunning, and they are currently available (as of 12/5/14) through Rachel (msjinkzd).
Here is the male again lurking around a Ludwigia species, which I cannot ID. It was sold to me as "glandulosa," but I do not think that it is. Lots and lots of color, and I LOVE the scale pattern on the Pelvicachromis taeniatus “Moliwe."
Here is a shot of the Left front-corner with several Bucephalndra species present. I have to trim this, but this follows two very heavy trimmings over the course of a month. You can never have enough Bucephalandra, but this might be pushing that line a bit.
Top of the tank has "officially" filled-in. Unless the Ficus is pruned every two weeks, it will choke out nearly everything, or simply grow over it. The Fluffy Ruffles Fern also sends out many runners, and is a prolific grower. It must be trimmed or removed on occasion.
Red or Green? Have a little BBA there, but that's OK. Have a new nice plants there: Alternanthera reineckii, Helanthium tenellum, and Limnophila sp. "Belem" make up most of the red plants; Penthorum sedoides and Cryptocoryne "Green Brown" makes up most of the green.
Full system shot:
I actually prefer this one most:
A nice shot of the Blotched Pyrrhulina: