Latest Fluval Spec V Aquascape: Riparian Riverstream Nano Biotope (Southeast Asia) with Celestial Pearl Danios, Emerald Dwarf Danios, Scarlet Badis
And CRS/CBS shrimp can actually breed in a 2 Gallon Fluval Spec tank (~5-10 new babies per month).
New 2 Gallon Fluval Spec Aquascape coming soon...(leftside of current Fluval Spec 2G shrimp tank). Proposed plants: pearlweed (hemianthus micranthemoides) and monte carlo (micranthemum umbrosum). Proposed hardscape: fossilized wood with mini pellia/fissidens moss.
Originally Posted by FizzyShellfish
Can anyone recommend a good bottom feeder/scavenger fish for a Spec V? Thanks.
Pygmy Cory Catfish!!!
Bump: Bump: Here is the latest picture of the Fluval Spec III Betta/Boraras tank (~6 months old). As you can see, in a fully lit room, the LEDs barely brighten up the tank. I agree that the LED lighting is not very bright, so you should supplement it with additional natural daylight from the windows.
Using Camera flash helps a lot in pictures:
Bump: Emerald Dwarf Danios (Celestichthys erythromicron) are a little bit more shy than the CPD's (Celestichthys margaritatus) lol margarita cocktails. The females are much more pale than the males (tan/gray color) and have thinner stripes. Males have much broader, blue stripes. In terms of their movement, both species like to dart in and out of plant cover. However, the Emerald Dwarf Danios like to "flutter their pectoral fins" (like a hummingbird haha) unlike CPD's. Nano tanks are perfect for these fish, because they are less visible in larger tanks. They also need lots of plant cover and a decent sized group of their own kind, or they will hide a lot and become very elusive. I'll post some pictures later of the fish in the Fluval Spec tanks, if you are interested. Note: I bought all of the CPDs/Badis from April's Aquarium.
Camera Flash has been enabled to show their body patterns better ->
Some of my Emerald Dwarf Danios (Celestichthys erythromicron, 2cm in size) sparring:
Part 1: The Staredown.
Part 2: The Wrestling Match.
Some of my Celestial Pearl Danios (Celestichthys margaritatus, 2cm in size) shoaling:
My two Scarlet Badis (Dario dario, 2cm in size) are currently being kept in a different Fluval Spec V tank than the Black Tiger Dario (Dario sp. 'Myanmar', 3.5 cm in size), because they are mortal enemies with each other. The Scarlet Badis do get along well with each other surprisingly. They like to chill under the shade of the rosewood branchwood.
Into the light
I wish people and pet stores stopped calling CPD's "Galaxy Rasboras" and Emerald Dwarf Danios "Emerald Dwarf Rasboras". They are actually more closely related to danios. They also kind of look like baby trout and salmon.