Well, my pearl doesn't seem to be complaining, for all that she's in a bowl 10 times smaller than what she'd had... she's sharing the top of my linen cabinet with another bowl with Lancelot inside... And, he's really liking what he sees in that other bowl.
:) Now, I'm not planning to breed them but having male and female close together is putting them both on their best behavior.
I took Ruby out of the big tank and she's now in lancelot's old 2.5 gallon planted all by her lonesome - but in easy view of Sir Gawain. It's really interesting to see how Gawain's response is much different to Ruby. He flares his lovely fins - yes. But then, he also puffs out his gills - Now he had a similar behavior when he was in view of Lancelot - so I always took that to be pure aggression. Am I right?
Fin flare good, gill flare bad?
So, since his gills are doing that... I put a white paper up between the two tanks so that they can't see each other (same as I did when Lancelot was there). There's no point in riling the boy up for no reason...
Ruby definitely needed a break from the current in the big tank. I'm in a shopping search for a spray bar to reduce the current capacity coming out of the outtake tube - it's too intense for the big girls. My li'l crowntails aqua and blue aren't complaining - but, it sure was bothering Pearl and Ruby. And after losing Sapphire and Baby - I don't want to risk any more of my girls when all I require is a fix for the high current.
In all the calling around I've done - none of the pet shops in my town carry spray bars though. I'm really frustrated that I won't be able to fix the tank quickly. And I've been looking around online to try to find out which spraybar will match my filter.
If any of you have experience with spray bars and the enheim ecco filters. (my model is the 2232) - what did you end up ordering?
My 20 gallon has been taken over by a whole host of other fish so that I don't lose my cycle. There now are 2 l'il crowntails, 1 adult male flame gourami, 3 cories, 3 otos (munching on zuccini), and 7 neon tetra. - what a crowd!
I don't think the flame is going to be a long term resident. He's not actively chasing the bettas, but if he corners them, he does nip. He's beautiful but really a big meanie. Such a shame, because his unique colors/look really adds to the tank mixed between all the green foliage and floaters.
TheJewels... 20 g H plantedsorority - 4 princesses & 3 zebra otos
Ladies of Camelot - extended visit of Rome - 7 pretty girls & 7 cories - 20G Long.
Gawain - hM (2.5 g planted tank)
Lancelot - hM (5 gallon tank)
Roland - CT (5 g)
Galahad - deltatail (15 gallon divided)
King Richard the Lionheart- king betta (12 g Camelot)
Tristan - VT- (15 g divided)
Robin of Locksley (20g H w/threadfins/neons)