SO I got a surprise yesterday!
Turned the light back on the 20 tall to try to get some photos and that's when I saw this
A baby!!! Already!! I feel so bad though b/c I wasn't expecting to have babies pop up this soon so I haven't exactly been safe during water changes. I really hope I haven't accidentally sucked any up
But look at it! It's so cute and big! So stinkin happy
It made an appearance in one of the photos I took and I didn't even notice it.
Anyway... just super excited. I know breeding livebearers is like breathing air.. it's just gonna happen lol, but it's still exciting
More pics of my little swimming butterflies in the 20 tall
The plants in the tank are growing pretty well I think. I really think that flourish advanced stuff helped tremendously.
I've been taking off some of the heavily algae covered sword leaves here and there, but mostly leaving them b/c I've see the fish pecking at the algae.
Even the little water wisteria (that's def what it is), the sad little stem that I got out of my jar is growing well.
The dwarf sag is doing great though. Must've deleted the pic by accident, but in the front, one sent a runner down to where the soil is and right up against the glass where it gets a lot of light from the window lol.
My lace plant keeps only wanting to have 2 leaves at a time for some reason though, but oh well. Hopefully it will start growing more. It still looks pretty empty and I know the algae would bother some. I don't exactly like the algae, but guess it's good to have b/c of baby fish being able to eat it.
40g... I once again took out most of the sweet potato vine b/c of bugs. Spider mites along with some other type of aphid. Just all over the place. I left a couple of vines, but thinking about taking those out too.
It's leaving that part of the tank open to the light now though so I put some water wisteria trimming on that side of the tank. Overall.. still super messy
The tiger lotuses in the tank are doing well though and SO pretty
20 long is doing good too. Haven't spotted any babies in this tank, but the females are pretty fat and I've seen this little red guy bothering them
But you can see how much the swords have grown in. Will give plenty of cover for babies born in there
And finally some photos from the 125.
Big tiger lotus before some maintenance on it
And after. ( removed the dying leaf after I took the photo)
Top view of some of the leaves
Top view of the java fern that I had forgotten about but seems to be doing great
I knew the wisteria would love the tank since I had some in here before, but it's still impressive how much this one has grown