Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping Journals' started by moss-maniac, Jan 24, 2019.
You could add a lot more colourful inhabitants without any concerns at all.
but I think it is enough - I like it more like in nature: You have to wait until a school of 50 blue neon fishes come out of the bushes, or the other ones....
To give them as much space as possible for their live I take only small fishes.
All in all I have about 140/150 inhabitants and a lot of snails, enough to watch. Most lot of them havee names, because I reconize them "personally"... patterns, behaviour, etc.. Only with the blue neons Paracheirodon simulans it is more difficult except some special examples.
I honestly miss my fish especially the few I had for many years.
I can imagine well, Keith,
you can grow fond of any animal, you care with love. Fish can become very tame, too.
I caught a cold , so I found the time to post some photos...
The tank works well, the algaes are welcome, as long as they do not become too much -
I think they are necessary to create a natural look....
and as you can imagine I am quite alone with this opinion
Two or three times a year I pull the bigger parts of the algaes off the wood and stones by hand - and if they grow in the moss I pull them out earlier with the tweezers. If they really get out of hand in the moss, I throw the part away - I anyway have to throw lots of moss away, it grows powerful.
In this way they are for me tolerably under controle. I do not use any aquarium chemistry or fertilizers.
Water change and cleaning the ground a bit: all a few months...
Light: about 8 hours per day...
Everything looks very healthy plus.
When before they were rehomed the Clown Loaches were quite special to us ,theory is when they make the clicking noise they are very happy, we liked to think they sort of knew us but in reality I think the clicking was between themselves but cant never tell my wife as she was convinced they were asking for food
Thank you Keith and Paraguay,
did your loaches also click Keith?
Because of my very bad hearing I would not know.
Oh poor fish - no extra food ... ;-)
I think you could be alone but if you're happy with them that's the main thing.
Everything else is looking good though.
I know Andrew thank you.
I kind of like the look of green algae on rocks as long as it stays there! Great for shrimp and grazing fish
Natural Algae foods is always good for Shrimp and Algae eaters.
Yes, Keith, but my amanos prefer fishfood, especially pills much more ...
When we went FW fishing in a certain area we would break a small branch off a tree growing on the bank and put that in the water for a few minutes then pull it out it was always covered in a shrimp perfect for bait.
I can imagine Keith,
my shrimps also examine everything which is new in the tank very fast