Thanks Alto!15 green neons is likely the minimum I’d add - they are quite a shy fish that does better in larger groups
Depending on actual swimming space available, they maybe more/less suited to this scape
P simulans are mostly wild caught though some tank bred are beginning to appear (except those I’ve seen look somewhat odd)
Unless you have some “cycled filter media” from another tank, I’d not add the green neons until plants are established etc (6-8weeks minimum, especially with wc fish)
Should I introduce at the same time a specimen or two of smaller and more aggressive Apistos to make the tetras shoal?As Alto said, P.simulans can be very shy until there is some bolder fishes with them.
but they’re beautiful !
20 would be ok for an 60p, they don’t get much bigger than 3cm
More likely just going “dormant” than dead, they will usually rebound quickly, just do frequent water changes for the first few days to couple weeks (depending ... this is where I like to use Seachem Ammonia Alert, any colour change and I do a water change - though some shops charge excessively for the Alert and then I just do the water changes without Seachem’s assistance)ran for the past 2+ months in my tank with minimal bioload which gives me a concern that the bacteria colonies might have declined with so little bioload.
NoShould I introduce at the same time a specimen or two of smaller and more aggressive Apistos to make the tetras shoal?
Hmm...calling Steve at Aquarium Zen right now to ask about them.Given the gorgeous sand area, hard to resist adding someone to sift it
I’ve been pining after some nice wild type M ramirezi for awhile now
- lfs have loads of the balloon types, super sized type (some look to be hybrids, others just look to have been hormoned), poorly conformed colour lines, etc
I guess these days it's something of a lost art. Much of my first year at uni was spent in the lab, some of it learning how to look in to a monocular microscope with both eyes openGrab a magnifying glass and do a pencil sketch
Entirely possible, I often get ostracods in my tank, I guess they piggyback on plants. They never last long once fish have been introduced; free live foodCould they been introduced with the moss I found in the stream running behind my house?
Yes.These are harmless right?
Yes probably, moss is a great habitat for small creatures and Ostracods (particularly) are almost <"universal in aquatic habitats">.Could they been introduced with the moss I found in the stream running behind my house?
You may be able to tell from the way they move.They’re so tiny my iPhone camera will not pick them up. They’re white btw