Upgrading is not an option unless I want to pay my school a couple hundred bucks.
I'm aware the load is a little heavy (especially with the pleco, but he is, as stated, temporary). I have an oversized filter (Whisper 20i, rated 125 GPH
), do PWCs once to twice a week, and feed every other day. I watch this tank for hours every day. If anyone was stressed or the tank's parameters were testing poorly, some of the fish would be rehomed.
I think I posted two pictures of the same ram for sexing...oops. A lot of the pics aren't quite true to their colors either; one smaller early rays on the dorsal fin, and irridescent spotting in the black spot while the other has more developed early dorsal rays and no irridesence in the black. They're also definitely juvenile, so it makes sexing harder. If I can find that I have two of the same sex as they mature, then I will be rehoming one. Thus far, no problems.
No FTS yet because I really need to shuffle some of the fake plants around during the next PWC
. Maybe in a couple days?