Okay long time and many changes since the last post with this tank. I post the daily happenings on "what did you do with your tank..." thread here
What Did You do With Your Tank Today?
I will give a quick overview of the ~ past 6 months.
Everyone loves this tank around home and it was decided it should get moved to a more centrally visable location a few months ago (now located in a space kinda behind the sectional sofa). I made room but that hasn't quite happened yet. Soon.
So the Angel Fish paired up and caused all kinds of turmoil. Rehomed the queen fish, and then the other immediately paired up with one of the 3 young Double Dark Blacks I got as babies in December. So I rehomed 2 of the DD.
Then I had 2 males. Found some kinda nice Koi Angel babies - 3 of them, couldn't pass them up.
As the young Koi Angels grew up half way the grown 2 males started fighting with all the fish so I am believeing I have at least one female in the Koi Angels.
Moved the 2 males to the 46G tank, lost one to an illness, moved the other DD male back to the 72G to use the 46G as a QT and hoping that the DD would be better behaved with out the instigator Angel.
Nope. He's rude and chases all the fish, but doesn't seem to hurt them, so leaving him in there for while.
Here's one of the Koi Angels and my new school of Neon Tetras.
Around July I got Odessa Barbs (3 males) and some longfin Green Dragon Plecos, 2 Albino and one deep green (the breeder selected for me for quality specimen) and one which is more ebony with a hint of green with a tan trim on his tail, the one I picked cause it was so attractive.
bad pic of Odessa Barbs and one of the Koi Angel babies.
of Albino Longfin Dragon Pleco
My selected LF Dragon Pleco
Peppered Cory and albino BN Pleco
Bought approx 60 Neon tetras from $1.00 sales (3 purchases w/QT) and had pretty good luck until this last batch of 22 - in QT only have 6 or 7 left.
Here are some more of the Neons next to the xxL moss ball. Unfortunately around 20 were eaten by the giant Spotted Raphael Catfish. So there are only around 30 left in the shoal.
Decided that it would be an enjoyable tank to have 60-75 Neons so they could really school. And look beautiful.
Frustrated that they got eaten before I could move the Spotted Raphael Cat over to the 46G as it is being used as a QT. And ended up with a illness problem so I couldn't move her on the time schedule I had planned.
I will update the stocking list too as things have turned over a bit. That is a basic catch up.
Oh yes and I got a bunch of new plants that mostly perished over the past 6 months, probably from too little light.
Fun with fish!