Good news and Bad news...
1st the good, the Hyrda seems to be gone. I haven't seen any in the last 2 days, so Yay to that!
Now for the bad news... Im down to 5 scarlet badis. I had 8. I have no bodies, it's been 5 days since I've seen all 8, and my parameters are all perfect. Theyre all eating fine, I feel live baby brine. What gives?
Same thing happened to the 1st lot of 6 I bought. Only 2 of those remained.
I'm starting to wonder if they were just old? I know the lifespan of Dario dario is about 3-6 years or so & mine we wild caught. Thought I've noticed most hobbyists seem to say they live to around 2 years old tops. But then again this latest batch appeared to be Juvi's, no enlongated pelvic fins....
The ones missing were my 3 reddest males. I've read that some have noticed they show their brightest coloring when reaching the end of their life. Anyone care to chime in on this?
So feel a tad defeated on that front. I don't think I'll be getting anymore of these fish unless I stumbled onto captive bred ones. Awesome fish to watch, actually my favorite Ive ever owned. But Im not gonna fork out $45 shipping and the cost of them, yet again.
Plants and everything seem to be doing great, no algae either. Ill try and get a FTS here in the next few days. I wanna move a few things around 1st.