This is my first tank journal! I am going to try and get my dario dario to breed. I was able to get a hold of 3 females, but one died the day after I got it
I now moved the 2 females and 1 male into a 5 gallon hex on my kitchen counter so I can see them quite often. I know females are hard to come by and I don't want to screw this up.
I filled up the tank with a big piece of driftwood, some plant clippings from my larger tank. I used hygro sunset, pennywort, and some random crypts. Today I'm going to take out the driftwood and see about putting some moss onto the driftwood. I'm not using Excel or any fertilizer tabs. I hope that things go ok in that regard. I am using eco-complete as gravel that I got from chibs. It's the standard light and filter that came with the tank. I know they don't like bright light, so I'm keeping it low and even adding a few spangles in there for them. I'll see what other kind of low tech plants I can put in there. Maybe cut my java ferns in my large tank and tie those to the driftwood instead. Those are great for small om nom noms.
Right now their favorite food seems to be micro worms. They devour that stuff as soon as it goes into the water. It's quite fun to watch them run around swallowing them as quickly as they see them. I'm glad that they're eating. I've heard a lot of people have problems with them being finicky. I ordered some moina from someone on the SnS and will get that and give it a go. They like daphnia, but they usually spit it back out. I'll get this kind a try and hope it goes ok. I'll have to look up online if there's something I can add to the micro worms to have them be a little more nutritious.
I'm going to be adding some shrimp into the tank and see about them eating some shrimplets to add to their diet. No one chastise me! It's for the good of the fish! They picked off quite a few of the RCS shrimplets in my community tank, so I'm hoping they'll eat some of these also.
One thing that is oogy is having a container of micro worms on your kitchen counter *bleh*!