Nothing much has changed since the last post, but here's some photos...
CPDs are gaining weight and colour, have had them for 3 weeks. Pretty sure I have 14.
Tore down the spec a couple of days ago. Had to cut out the back compartment after an endler got stuck in there. Replaced the filter with my only spare, but it was too strong and flung 3 endlers out overnight, despite the lid being on. The 2 remaining males and all cherry shrimp are now in the main tank. Most of the shrimp are transparent, but there's a few mixed ones.
Big shrimp, little shrimp (cardboard shrimp)
Keeping the right-hand side of the tank darker is the only way I ever see my otos:
Anubias Hastifolia is slowly growing some new leaves. Frogbit is also settling in well.
Some pretty ratty water lettuce from the spec. I'll probably throw most of it out, but didn't know if any shrimp were in there during the move. Maybe life with better lights and ferts will be good for it.
Still no idea what this buce is, but if the algae continues, I'm going to have to name it Bucephalandra var. Hairy
Some pics of Belinda the Badis, although I keep thinking of her as "Fatty" recently. I haven't fed any frozen food in weeks in an attempt to curb the obesity, but she seems to be living the life and eating fry, shrimp, and snails and continuing to grow more "rotund". Still praying she doesn't get too big.
And finally, no FTS but when did this tank become such a jungle???