Alright, nobody asked for it, but you're going to get it - the next post.
On the left side of the tank, a large and healthy stand of asian ambulia:
On the other side of the large rock, some ludwigia repens in the front with an apongeton crispus growing out from underneath. The small rock in the middle sports some small java fern plantlets, and the hygro difformis in the back spreads well, but absolutely refuses to grow upwards.
A bit farther over, stargrass, and on the right, hygro ceylon and hygro sunset.
The ludwigia repens isn't growing very well so I'm trying to sell it, and I plan on repositioning the hygro difformis to the front right, and the hygro ceylon to where the difformis is now.
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In addition to the fauna mentioned earlier, I added a dwarf gourami and a honey sunset gourami. I know gouramis don't get along with one another, but I couldn't resist, and the fighting doesn't seem to be too bad. Though the honey sunset is the smallest of the three gouramis in the tank, it generally ignores any attempts to fight made by the much larger three spot gourami, or occasionally fights back. As a result, the tree spot has learned to tolerate this fish.
The dwarf gourami is more timid, and gets harassed by the three spot sometimes, but it has plenty of plants to hide in and no damage is being done to any of the fish. I'm considering setting up a shrimp tank; if I do, I'll relocate the three spot there for a few days before I get the shrimp; it might fool it into being a bit more submissive when it goes back.
Some fish pictures!
Can anybody identify the gender of the three spot?
This guy spent the day blowing bubble nests:
His back fins were clear when I bought him ... he's coloring up and they're turning black.
Is that 3 spot a female, or is this guy going to end up sexually frustrated?