Join Date: May 2013
Location: Massachusetts, U.S.
I've been planning my shopping trip and pricing things out and I'm debating getting two of the medium sized critter keepers, the ones that hold 3 gallons, instead of the tanks. That way I will be able to afford the heaters (I need to get a new heater for Gylfie because the one I was using stopped working since it is very very old). So I need 3 heaters, 2 3i filters, 3 stick on thermometers (I don't trust the glass ones, I'm afraid of them breaking accidentally), more plants (including 4 moss balls, one for each tank), new pellets, frozen bloodworms, a cave or hidey-house for Sonata, a bottle of Stress Coat, and probably some alternative to a siphon for the smaller tanks (possibly a turkey baster?). Plus I need tanks, and I think the most cost efficient would be the critter keepers. And I know they're pretty reliable for the most part, and light. Plus they would have more room in a medium critter keeper than in the 2.5 gallon glass tanks, and the medium ones will fit PERFECTLY on my shelf right next to eachother.
But yeah, just thought I would update you n_n All three girls are doing wonderfully today. I put some gravel and a rock in the small critter keeper Sonata is in so she has something to rest on that isn't bare tank until she gets her permanent home. I felt she needed somewhere to hide too, but its so small in there, so I have a small towel covering a third of the tank so she can hide in that end and feel safe if she needs to. It wouldn't be fair if she had no where to hide or get away from things and feel secure, I know what that's like, being agoraphobic, and its awful :(
All three girls have big bubble nests now, too.
I also turned down the power of the air pump in Ben's tank. I'd like to keep it aerated for the Cories, but I thought maybe the bubbles made too much current and maybe that's why Ben doesn't make bubble nests, because it was pretty strong bubbles. Now it's fairly gentle. I would love to see a nest from him.
2 Boys: Benedict (VT), Ramses (King PK) 3 Girls: Gylfie, Sonata, Alice (all VT) 5 Cory Catfish: Sherlock, Watson, Mycroft, Howard, Gimpy