Yep, I gave one of my two Badis away. To the girl who got my other 2 boys a lil while back. Just one now. He is still a tad dull but slowly coloring back up.
I still have yet to see the Orange neo or the larger amano. So think it's safe to say their gone.
I did a trim/replant the other day. I cut my lilly down to the substrate. That thing is a beast and will bounce back in no time Im sure. But since doing so I haven't seen my Bamboo shrimp now, ugh. He would chill on the underside of the lilly leaves filtering the water column. I checked each and every leaf before pitching it so Im pretty sure he is in the tank, prolly tucked in a groove on the driftwood. Least I hope so...
All current livestock I know
I have is a single scarlet badis, 2 Julii corys, 1 amano shrimp and 4 mystery snails. I have a pair of Tiger Endlers on the way. Expecting them tomorrow!!!
I also had to move one of my anubias nana to a different nook in my driftwood. The mystery snails wouldn't leave it be where it was prior. It's def gonna stay where it is now, I wedged it in really good!
Yes, the right side look super crowded... I agree. I'm kinda experimenting with how to trim my stem plants. The Rotala I just cut in half and replanted it all in one bunch. The limnophila I cut in half as well. Planted the top in one area and the bottom in another. I read that when you trim stem plants where you cut them they grow two shoots. So again, just experimenting to see which outcome I prefer best.
I was letting my P. Gayi grow out super long, trimmed that in half as well and planted more along the right back. I love the look of that stuff and want to keep it as my backdrop. I also took a few short stems of around 2 inches and planted over where the Lilly is. Playing with my plants... lol, why not?
I'm not too concerned with the overall layout of this tank anymore. Im kinda just using it as a learning experience. Here soon I plan to either rescape it completely, diff substrate and all..... or upgrade to a 25g. Tme will tell which I end up doing.
Since I may end up using the wood I have now I wanted to get my Anchor moss to start growing on the back of the wood as well. So I tucked bits & pieces where ever it would stick.
Now some pics of my ramblings... lol
Back left, you can see where I stuck my other anubias nana, where the lilly got chopped down and the P. Gayi I planted.
Right side, my over crowded stem plant experiement...
View of my overall set up. Fancy eh? LOL
Now for a lil on my 3g pico RCS Tank. I have at least 4 shrimplets!! Also have two berried mama's! They're all doing great... and pure joy to watch!
ZOMG... look at all that riccia! When I dumped that in that tank it was only a 2 x 4 mass, it's now well over 8 x 10!!!
The shrimp sure love it though, hehe.