My little angels are quickly becoming confident in their new home- out all over the tank most of the day. When I walk by they dart to the back wall, then turn and approach front again. They're already starting to realize I
They like the tangle of roots, and hang out a lot just under the surface plants
The larger, standard one seems to have something on its right side? where the lateral line goes across flank, there's a vertical mark , and viewing the fish from rear, it looks like something is on it there- torn scale? parasite? I can't tell. I hope it's not something to worry about. Maybe I should dose with something anti-parasitic.
Just eaten- slightly bulgy tummies! I've offered them nearly all the foods I have, now- and a few more are coming from online order soon. They like crushed shrimp pellets, the protein flake, bug bites, spriulina bites. They spat out betta micro pellets so I won't bother to offer that again. Ate frozen mysis/brine shrimp mix, and bloodworms- but only if those are small enough. Liked NLS pellets but I have to crush those up, the size is too large for them still. Ecstatic
about live mosquito wigglers- for those they will hang around front of the tank looking for more. They also eat the Gold Pearls eagerly. I also tried giving them some very small red wigglers (from my vermicompost bin -well cleaned-) they following the twitching worms down as sank through the water column, but just stared and didn't bite.
My kuhlis go nuts when I offer food to the angels (three or four times a day right now). Once a day I deliberately drop a sinking food for them, before I feed the angels at top- that keeps the kuhlis busy down below. Tiger has figured out he can slide his body between the stem structure of frogbit and hang out at surface to find food, now. Some of them also now look for food that drops onto the anubias leaves which the angels have missed- great because their activity keeps it cleaner of debris as well. This guy moved right when I snapped the photo.
Full tank shot: