I went to the lfs last week. I got 4 more gold pristella tetras to increase the size of my shoal to 11. I found a $10 piece of Malaysian drift wood for my pleco. Overall, not as expensive as some of my visits are. :)
Went to my local fish store a few days ago, was shocked that they started to carry (or at least currently carry) the Scarlet Gem Badis which is a truly beautiful small fish. I was shocked too since they had to price very reasonable, but I knew that my other fish would sadly make a snack of them.
Wanted to buy some banana plants but all of theirs were dying sadly (black "bananas" and some black leaves). Overall though went there to get some filter media for a new filter that I recently got ahold of on Craigslist (which I'm going to flip once I clean it up more). Good visit for sure!
@KnownSyntax I just got home with some more ghost shrimp since mine keep on dying after water changes oddly enough..
The last time I walked out with some ghost shrimp and some plants since I wanted to try to do a shrimp only tank (or something different than others).
I'll be interested to hear about your shrimp only tank. I've been tossing around ideas for my next tank and an invert only tank keeps rising to the top. Our maybe a species-specific tank...perhaps a school of rummynose.
@Rouelle I'll be interested to hear about your shrimp only tank. I've been tossing around ideas for my next tank and an invert only tank keeps rising to the top. Our maybe a species-specific tank...perhaps a school of rummynose.
Will do! I'll make sure that if and when I do this setup I'll share with you on all of the details. Still deciding on which shrimp to get first (starting to cycle out with Ghost Shrimp then want to move with either a blue/yellow shrimp maybe). A school of some type of small fish would look really well too, I fully agree with that. Just not sure on if I should do both shrimp and fish, just shrimp, or like you said even maybe only a specific species of fish tank...
SO MANY CHOICES
Well I was planning to go to the store today (it is about a 45 minute one-way drive from my house) and pick up a few more cherry shrimp and maybe another plant for my community tank. I am slowly converting it to a planted setup a plant or two at a time.
Instead, however, I'm staying home to work on potty-training my kiddo. We are on day 5 and she has not had a single accident yet today. I hate to screw that up with a car ride and lack of familiar bathroom facilities. Maybe next week. :)
Just went to the fish store and picked up some more fish flakes. I was so tempted to buy some endler guppy hybrids this time around for one of my nano tanks, but figured I'd just get them later when everything settles down in it (have algae growing like no other and the new plants just finally stopped melting).
Just got back from the fish store with some extra canister filter tubing. I'm trying to figure out a better way to have the outflow come out from my canister filters without having the water splash upwards too much (or be too strong and interfere with fish, invertebrates, or even plants inside the tank). I've tested out the filter and it pumps what it should, but having two of them (for water circulation purposes) is proving to be a slight pain when it comes to flow.
Just got back from a locally owned fish store (not where I usually purchase my livestock, but much closer). I donated 11 baby/adolescent platies out of my community tank. It feels good to free up some of the unwanted bio load. I had hoped to try to leverage some kind of discount on a purchase of *something*. However, all of their tanks were completely over run with trumpet snails, so I decided against purchasing anything.
On a positive note, I took out most of my landscape in order to net the platies. I found that my population of RCS had approximately tripled over the 8 originals I put in there a few months ago.
Just bought two African Dwarf Frogs for my smaller 5.5 gallon setup, along with a few more live plants to hopefully hide the filter intake (most of it so that it doesn't look so bad). Also bought two nerite snails to help me fight off a small algae bloom due to the substrate I decided to use in this tank (fluorite, it's literally like a muddy dirt gravel but plants love it).
Also just bought some a small thing of frozen bloodworm for the little frogs, not sure if they are male or female yet but I'll be able to find out soon enough if I hear one of them singing to call a female in.
I just got home with some more limestone rocks and a bag of white sand. Going to sadly redo my 5 gallon since the frogs have died and I'm disliking the amount of algae the fluorite is giving me for a small tank (seems this LED light is rather more powerful than I had originally thought).
Just came home with some new filter media, thinking about trying out a sump for one of my larger tanks. Hoping the dollar per gallon sale starts soon so I can just get a cheap tank and find some plexiglass or real glass to use as the dividers. Appears that my LFS is starting to stock black ghost knife fish regularly now, not sure what made them do that but I've seen them more and more lately (must be a popular fish due to their eel like appearance and the way they move through the water).