Thanks everyone! I was getting pretty sad about it all, but I knew things would turn around. I was mostly afraid that whatever was in my tank was indeed, "game over". That really scared me. But look how long it's been already, and that's without the sterilizer. So if I had something that was going to wipe out all my fish, I think I'd have more symptoms by now. I'm still worried, but greatly relieved that the sterilizer is inline now.
Ken, if enough fry survive, I'll be honored to send you a pair! I think you'll find these to be everything as great as the P. pulcher, but even better! The colors are amazing, and my female is so extremely red, she's truly crimson. Even now, she's still very colored up.
I'll try to post some pictures today. It's been busy these last few weeks because I've been driving my kids around a lot (they're taking driver's ed). It wouldn't be so bad if I was at my house, but it's a longer trip from my apartment. Today, I only have one trip to make, and then other than washing clothes and trying to clean up this place, my schedule is pretty open. So I hope to have time to get and process some pics for you all.
Marko, I've had bettas, and while they are very beautiful, I know they would not fair well in my tank with the Pelvi... um... Kribs.
Since they're already killing the guppies by eating their tails, I can only imagine what they'd do with a betta. Plus, I'm pretty highly stocked as it is. My main goal now is to get everything stable, fish and plants. I still have some algae issues to tend to which have taken a back seat while I was working on the fish health issues.
The new fry has really lifted my spirits! Watching the parents care for the fry is the one thing I really wanted most of all. It's what I remembered the most from when I had tanks before and what I've been looking forward to this entire time that I've gotten back into having tanks. And now it's happened! And these fry are from an extremely good looking pair which appear to be excellent parents right from the start. They are the highlight of my entire tank!