Hit a fish shop that is pretty far away and hardly ever get over there. Actually went for 20 Cardinals but they didn't have their deal price, not too bad a price but 2.49 each no deals for buying 10 which is usually $20-21.99. So I didn't want to spent the extra $6-10. I can wait a little while for a better sale.
There were some nice FW
Fire shrimp but 4.99 too much imho
. But in the tank, were some very tiny fish... thought baby White Clouds, and was correct. They were from someone who has a breeding group and brings them in periodically. At .99 each I bought them, WCMM are so pretty.
They had a bunch of Koi Angel babies - body the size of a nickel - 3 for $10. A reasonable deal. So I pick out 3 nice ones with pretty orange heads and some on the bodies. Not like my previous beautiful pairs but after waiting for nicer ones for over a year, I will just buy them. Later will need to remove any females (to keep a peaceful tank), so I am hoping for at least 2 males.
Get home an add the tiny WCMM in with the Tangerine Tiger shrimp after acclimating and the very small (domestically bred but) wild variety Mexican Swordtails fry (Xiphophorus helleri Rio Otapa) start trying to eat them though they are hardly bigger than them, they are much more ferocious!!!
Immediately scoop out the 4 Swordtails and put them into a cup for acclimation to the 12G Edge with the larger Green Kubotai and Phoenix and Chili Rasboras.
I fear now I made a huge mistake putting the little baby ferocious Swordtails in with my Tangerine Tiger Shrimp. Pretty sure now the small TT are gonna be gone since the Swordtails were in there.
Always keep learning from your mistakes.
Will be putting the 3 new Angels into the 46G QT tank.
Did a ~40% pwc
on the 72G. Wiped out the inside rim of the tank and glass while the water level was down.
Did a refill of water from evap on the SW
nano and the 2 ~ 12G tanks.
Haven't yet, but also need to do a 50% pwc
on the QT tank.
Plan to shop around to see if we there is a better deal on Cardinals.
While at the fish shop, also looked at the Discus they had there but they had some kind of parasite.
The guy was going to sell them to me infected but then I noticed the spots! What nerve!!! Then I decline the purchase and he says yeah its not Ich but probably someother type of parasite, I have been treating them!!! WHAT???!!!
Not buying from them again. I really couldn't believe it. The situation was shocking. It wasn't the owner but the tank wasn't marked as under observation either!!! Wow!