Time for another update!
I have pictures of my current fish!
FAT Siamese Algae Eater
Can you see me? Butterfly pleco
Sigh... I had great plans for this tank. I was going to remove the danios and the guppies, keep the SAEs, the pleco, and the shark and try something different. Oh well, I guess that "Of Mice and Men" quote fits better well now, doesn't it? Rest in peace, my bala shark.
But, I knew I must move on. So I got the angels. They might not have been my best option based on the tank, but they were what I felt the tank needed. They haven't dissapointed yet. I'm crossing my fingers that it will stay this way.
On another note, a mysterious disease plauges my tank. The fish die at random. Some seem to be paper thin, like they aren't eating. But yet they are. I treated the tank with Parazi pro (or whatever it is) but even then my shark still died. It's a curse; the curse of the Tiger Barbs (who I had once before and were the first to die of this disease).
In other news:
Several of the danio in the tank were raised by me! I'm so proud.
The two mollies in the tank were both born in my own home and will be the last to be born (at least until they die). The babies were all female and there were only four of them. Only one inheritied their mother's lyretail gene and it wasn't a very strong one. She has since succomed to the TBD
(tiger barb disease).
My original guppies were all bred from three, two females and two males. I've since mixed some endler genes in with them and also have recently gotten some leopard guppies. So, the guppy population is becoming more diverse.
The SAEs are as fat as can be. Seriously! They just eat and eat away at the algae, and then come to the top during feedings! The pigs. They've doubled in size since I got them a few months ago.
The butterfly pleco is one of my favorites. Always hiding in plain sight and such a treat to see out in the open. I can't wait for it to grow a little.