Will try again to answer this. lol - got distracted.
They are always hungry they have big eyes, constantly poking around the plant jungle looking for food. I can't get, at least haven't yet got a decent pic of them. The light is poor since the top of the tank is near full of floating plants I haven't got planted yet.
Today I added 3 CPD's and 5 Green Neons to the Gularis' 16G tank because of the 12G FW
Edge rescape tank, tank cleaning, MTS abatement, BN Pleco catching project.
Which has taken hours and I am only partially finished.
So about that.
The BN Plecos absolutely would not cooperate and had to flip the DW around in circles and still couldn't get them, finally the male went to a corner and I caught him quickly and put him into the 72G, thinking I might be able to avoid a complete tear down tonight, and just as simply nab the other...NOPE!
Over half hour of wrestling around back and forth, at some point near middle of that decided just get it over with and getting the spiky DW out with a huge mass of Bolbitis growing in every direction proved also to be inconvenient, and painstakingly miserable too.
To make matters worst, I couldn't find that many shrimp. Probably just a additional dozen left.
So that was a massive disappointment. Hoping there were at least a few more in the plants I pulled out.
Didn't have enough time to sort through all the sand for the possible remaining shrimp. Checked through all the water and debris and only found 1 small and one microscopic baby.
Picked out a thousand MTS (and there are a million more in the bucket) - the muck in the Eco was abysmal. Only cleaned a couple quarts of substrate to put back in since I am now exhausted.
Filter was acting fussy again but I wiggled it around and it seems to be going alright.
Have been running the filter without the prefilter to help clear it up but it doesn't seem to be clearing as fast as I would like.
I am pretty sad about wrecking the tank scape, I liked it except it was a little too bushy, just needed a trim. But there really was no way to get the BN Plecos out, or the fish, and I needed to reduce the population of Mts as well and clean the muck out, those necessities are my only consolation. Very small the way it feels right now with the whole thing in a shambles. :/
Here was the tank as I was trying to catch the female BN Pleco.
Tomorrow is another day. Or by looking at the clock, today is another day.
If the Tangerine Tigers are available from the breeder, I will get a batch next week or the CRS depending how much I can get them for.
Clearing up a little.