I just discovered that my plants are to arrive today but the tank isn't here until tmrw. I didn't expect the fast delivery! What's the best way to store them until it arrives? Just in a pitcher of water? My other tank is small but I could put them in there and let my guppies be cramped for a day. Thoughts?
XanAndAli, sdwindandsea made a good point- as long as you know when they were shipped and how long they've been in the container. Assuming they're in individual seal bags, you can put them on a windowsill or any other lit place.
Today 2 of 4 my SAE jump out of my tank, any idea why they do that?
Fish can jump for a number of reasons. Active fish like SAEs may start swimming fast, sense the glass is near, and go up/jump to avoid the obstruction. Other times jumping is a fear response. I'm sure there are many other reasons, but those are the two I can think of off the top of my head.
Originally Posted by blackflames123
Do you know the best way to get rid of extra endlers/guppies if you have a small tank?
I've made the mistake of having livebearers in a planted tank before and ended up having to tear the whole thing apart to get rid of them. Granted, that's a pretty extreme measure, but it works. Other methods are: doing a major trim and catching as many as you can while there's not much hiding space; trying to catch as many as you can every day until they're gone; and bleach.
Livebearers can be beautiful fish in a planted tank. If you want to keep them, make sure you get all males next time. They're anatomically correct and have a gonopodium/penis instead of the triangular anal fin that females have.
Good to see Phil finally got an assistant!
Maybe a few more of us should sign up to be the "on call" plantologist for days when Phil is out????
Hey, it was only overnight. Even I need to sleep sometimes.