Sorry to hear about your skimmer disaster they seem really inquisitive little fish and very attracted to the flow from the lily pipe. I can imagine they could easily get themselves into trouble. If my chubby one has lots of babies I’ll give you shout and we can top up your numbers after skimmergate. I hope it’s size is nothing sinister. Its eating well and really active and swimming nicely so fingers crossed it’s just happy and well fed. Looks like me after a trip to the Toby carvery!The fat one is a bit suspect - I’d be concerned that it’s more than just eggs ready to explode
(ie choose the more slender fish though it would’ve been cruel to leave that single fish behind and well beyond my own abilities
Thanks Steve. Will take a look now. I’d taken the plunge with the ADA ties before I read your post. They were quite handy for reattaching the buce to my branches but it took quite a long piece to wrap around the wood and hold them firmly enough in place. Not the prettiest solution, I bet your fishing line solution is a lot less visible, but I hope once the roots have attached I can unpeel the ties and Mother Nature will have done her job.As for attaching buce, i use superglue gel or fine fishing line, dont waste money on those ada bread tie thingys
Check out my tank thread, all buces attached with superglue or fishing line, the fishing line way is trickier to do,but it does work, when they have attached to the wood just cut away the f/line
I can send you some, no prob
I also find when attached securely, they grow quicker and stronger(imo)
Yes they all made it home safe and sound....thanks for all the help. The shrimp look fantastic, and I’ll use the Christmas Moss on one of the branches. Hope your big water change went well.Hi Mike,
I am pleased the shrimp made it home safe and sound to sunny Brighton
The Frogbit will look cool and spread quickly. Will also allow you to turn up the intensity of your Twinstar S light more safely.
I think the fish will appreciate some friends!
Thanks Jay. Did feel bad about the little fella, I’ve followed your suggestion and lowered the water level a bit so hopefully no more doomed bids for freedom.I dont think its any thing you did mike they do like to jump a little its part of there playfull nature ive watched them swim down and shoot back to the surface out and back in several times i did lower my water a little after i had see them do it so that the tank wasn't filled to the brim so there was a little gap at the top just for peice of mind
Who knew aquascaping was an extreme sport? Clearly taking your life in your hands with these water changes- try not to kill each other and blow the shop upGood to see you again. The Mini Christmas Moss will look nice, quite hard to get nowadays so your shrimp were treated!
Big water change every week, thurs and fri are maintenance days.
Only problem is when if I get sidetracked and forget the hose is filling a tank! Usually caused by @Geoffrey Rea distracting me though.
He loves water pouring down whilst he is near an electric extension lead, so all is good!
I hope so! Big Shelley is definitely the biggest reddest and best looking of the shrimp so I’m not surprised she found an ‘admirer’ so quickly. Don’t know how long they take to hatch so I’m going to find/make a filter inlet cover. Can’t have the kids getting hoovered up into the filterYou will have to many to name soon lol
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