Wow! I totally scored today. I try to hit the LFS on Thursdays when they get their new batch of fish. The one I like here in San Diego (Aquatic Warehouse) is great at getting their hands on rare and weird fish. I was finishing off the fauna with some Endler's Livebearers and a few more CRS and Amanos when I came across these guys in a random tank. Never seen them before...ever. I think they were called Dwarf Bumblebee Otto's. I'll have to go back and check tomorrow, forgot my reciept! This is supposed to be about as big as he will get. He's got the characteristic otto shape, but looks like he's mixed with a pleco or something. Anyway, I thought he was one of the coolest looking otto's I've ever seen. Lets not mention $, he was worth it.
Total fauna should be finished now for a total of:
2 Endler's Livebearers (male)
2-3 random hitch-hiker snails
Sorry for the GDA and GSA. I have been neglecting cleaning the sides of the tank because there are some Amano babies cruising around. I know they'll perish, but they're still fun to watch and probably nice food for the Endler's.
My new brightly colored fishie friend.
Yep, they still look like peppermints to me. Love it!
I always like this view of the tank for some reason.
FTS. I know, it's pretty dirty on the equipment and the sides of the tank. But there is surprisingly little algae in there. Amano's are doing their job, not that I want to rely on them entirely but they're busy little guys.