Since my last post i have cleared up my kuhli tank of greenwater. It took me a ridiculously long time to do though. Aside from that little of note has happened this week. I still have 4 cherry shrimp left in the Kuhli tank, possibly more but they hide out more than they used to. It's rare to see them now. I thought they were all gone though so any sighting is nice.
The tank maintenance schedule for this afternoon is to do 80 litres of water changes and spoil my fish a little more with food before i do the changes. Kuhli tank has had bloodworms and white mosquito larva as has the community tank They will get some Omega one community pellets and after the WC
an algae wafer which is mostly eaten by the snails in the tank. Comets had banana, lettuce and some omega one goldfish pellets. They will get peas after i type this then i break up an algae wafer after the WC
. I'm trying to wean them off flake foods since they seem to enjoy working the larger pellets around in their mouths. My Betta has had a small feed of bloodworm and of blackworm, plus a tiny sprinkle of flakes. She will probably just get some pellets after her water change.
I have everything ready to go for a Betta breeding project now too. I bought a heater yesterday and decided which breeding tank to use of my spare/unused tanks. I'll be using a friends male Betta with my girl so once young Sonic gets delivered I can begin the introduction process. This will be my first attempt at setting out to breed fish and i haven't seen anyone locally who breeds them. Hopefully i don't wind up with a lot of Bettas i can't offload. I know that professional breeders have a pretty specific idea about the genetics of their fish and what look their progeny will deliver, but for me i hope to see a little bit of variety in the look of the progeny. The female i bought is a blue crown tail with a red band running inside her fins, she shimmers with different color from light blue to purple, hints of green at times too depending on the angle you see her from. The male is also a crowntail and has a red cap on it head, pale body with blue fins. I ahve no idea what they wil produce.