Man, I hear yah, its hard to come back after these sort of things. Oddly, my pH tends towards the lower side, I wouldn't do well with anything that required hard water I can tell you that much.such sad news I lost a bunch of fish once to what we could only assume was a big chlorine spike in our tap. It killed my 5 perfectly behaved yoyo loaches, and most of my big schools of lemon tetras and rasboras. That was years ago and I am just now getting the big itch to get things up and going again to my high standards. I only do small water changes now and have been strongly thinking about setting up some system where I can store my water ahead of time and pump it into the tank. Might be over kill, but I also have pH issues (tank 7.5 and tap 8) and want some more tanks with fish that would want low 7 or high 6 too. Water can be so annoying huh?
Hi there!You know, concerning bows, they grow slowly, especially bosemani. But if you are willing to wait a bit for them to grow you should be able to get just about any bow for $4-$6 from a breeder.
I got 25 bows for a total of 120.00, each about 1.5" or so. Even at that size they have some nice colors and those colors have just been improving each week.
And I know there are plenty of rainbow fish peoples on the rainbowfish forum from New York.
One thing to consider is that since they are such aggressive eaters they would not mix well with passive fish.
Thanks, its about time I update this. Now if only my phone will agree with me and let me upload pictures onto my computer *sigh*This is a fantastic journal. Im not sure what's more impressive, the vast assortment of fishes you've had, or the wide array of plants you manage to keep together. Im sorry about the recent losses. It can be a real kick in the crotch when something like that happens. Glad to hear you have further plans though, looking forward to future posts.