, it's pretty easy here in the City. I'm just hoping that all of my favorite LFSs here survive the economic crisis we're having. I'm doing my part by spending money there, but I'm just one guy.
So, people, if you have a job and money, spend some at your favorite LFS! They need you right now!
! The Ottos are doing well, I'm happy to report.
I also added four Crystal Reds yesterday. I've had phenomenally bad luck with Crystal Reds (and Bumble Bee and Bee and Gold Spot and Tiger and Amano and Cherry and Rainbow and Green), and it's time that I try them again in a tank bigger than the Mini-S. The larger water volume of a Mini-M is a bit easier for me to maintain.
Speaking of which, earlier this week I got my shrimp drunk. Before leaving for work, I turned on the CO2 and set it a bit higher than I usually do; usually I set it at one BPS, but on that day I set it at two BPS.
When I got home the shrimp were buggin'. Dozens of fry were darting around, zigging and zagging like combat aircraft in a dogfight. Some of the RCS fry had red eyes. Red eyes! Like they were doing drugs that they shouldn't be doing.
Initially, unaware of what I was seeing, I thought the shrimp to be playing. I then remembered that shrimp are perhaps the
most unplayful creatures on the face of the earth. Dudes are all business. From birth to death, all they do is work. (Unless they're getting it on, in which case they are mildly playful.)
I then noticed a bit more pearling going on that is usual.
So I tested my pH. It was below 6.0! Poor guys were probably stressed out of their minds by the super-saturation of CO2 and O2.
I've since turned the CO2 back to one bps and all's well.
Two Ottos, a diffuser, Glosso, rocks, a snail, Anubias Nana "Petite", Mini Java Fern, and Hairgrass