+1 on that.
Those loaches are out of site!
About 20 years ago they were around all the time at my LFS, now nothing.
Are those the same as a stingray loach? I could be mistaken.
Either way beautiful fish!
Im glad everyone loves my loaches!
I work at a LFS, and I think a bunch of places stopped caring for the difficulty of netting them into a bag.. I've seen a few cases where people stress them out to the point of death..
Hmmm... another common name I hear a lot for the Reticulated Hillstreams are "Butterfly" Loach.
why so much light over the tank and so many fish so early? it's a small setup. not trying to antagonize, but you need to hit the brakes and slow down. All of those fish in a tank that is not cycled; a tank freshly planted with a ton of light; all on your first day with it flooded- you are going to encounter many issues with your water, your flora, and your fauna. I think you need to reduce your light, ease up on the stocking and approach your try at iwagumi with more patience... then you will start to really enjoy its simplicity.
Thanks for the advice.
But from my past experience, with my previous scape (same light/soil/co2/fishes/stones/etc.), everything did really great.
My tanks 'aqua soil' has been done cycling and leaching out its ammonia.
I drained my tank down and netted all the same fish into a bucket with an airstone, while scaping/planting the tank. I had no other choice, but to add them back into the aquarium once I re-flooded it. They all are doing just fine and I feel like, they're enjoying the extra room.
I would have wanted to have the DHG & HC fill in on its own, but I already had enough trimmings, from the previous scape, to just fill it in.
Im excited to see how everything works out.
Keep in touch!
Looks great! I'm a fan of ohko stones. Instantly loved them once I saw some guy selling it over here. Those lampeyes are badarse too! I haven't been able to find any!
I know! I checked out the AFA store, but the GF limited me to the amount I could purchase
Thanks! So much respect for them Lamp-Eyes! I encouraged my boss to get some, and I was able to pick some up at $1.99 each!
I wasn't so much concerned with the amount of light as I was the amount of fish. How many gallon does that come out to?
This tank is a 30L/8 Gallon Aquarium.