I bought a couple of ghost catfish last week because I'd been eyeing them for months in the store. They always looked so cool.... but after about 20 minutes they dissapeared and I hadn't seen them since.
Needless to say, I was wondering why I bothered spending $5 a fish for fish I will never see. So I decided today to hunt them down and return them and use the money towards the Bolivian Rams I just HAD to have.
Well don't you know that I had to take EVERY plant out of my perfect tank in order to find the little buggers...
Then the plants sat in a 5 gal bucket of water (from the aquarium) for a few hours this afternoon while I ran errands, got dinner, and the like before I finally had the time to put them all back in.
My tank is NOT the same.... and I miss how it used to look.
Hubby said not to worry, the plants will straighten up (they're all curled over from being in the bucket for so long) and I'll be able to move them around and make the tank look awesome again... but for right now I am SO pissed at myself. If only I had researched the catfish before buying them I would have known they weren't going to spend much time out in the open and I wouldn't have bought them.
Lesson learned: Make sure you really want a fish in your planted tank before you put it in there. GRRR
On the other hand, I am really LOVING my Bolivian Rams and the pretty purple danios I picked up today...