So earlier I posted that I didn't have a use for my empty half-gallon, but now I'm using it to grow plants that will later be transferred to my bigger tanks. I may get a snail or two to put in there. I don't know about my male, but I don't think my female would appreciate a tank mate too much. She's pretty aggressive and I'm afraid she would torment a snail to death.
I currently have 2-8 cup (amount of water they hold) jars for my fry now - also a 1 gallon jar o_o I'm using the big jar for display I think when I get to participate in the farmer's market. I might also put some java fern and a moss ball in there as well.
Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.
You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
I keep all the rubber maid containers that my family throws away - you never know when you need them XD I have a cracked 10 gallon that I was working on in the summer to try and fix it up in case of emergency, got it holding water and just randomly started throwing plant trimmings in there... I would keep the trimmings for if I needed a back-up tank for a day or two, I would put them in there as floating plants for the time being. Eventually they would decay into the water, and then I would use make a 1/10th of a cup of this old decayed plant water as fertilizer in my main 10 gallon! Works awesome :D but kind of stopped now as its getting colder outside and I don't want to re-crack the already cracked 10 gallon :D