Haha, that's fine, I won't meddle in your naming affairs :P And I love watching Betta's change color! It's always so nifty and sometimes very surprising!
Yeah, I also had bought an amazon sword from my LFS that I didn't realize had snail eggs on it. So they hatched and I suddenly found myself with a TON of snails....but them my girls devoured them so I have no more snails >< Which is a good thing and a bad thing, I'm very wearing about getting larger snails for that tank because I don't want to spend the money just for my girls to have a glorious snack, same with shrimp :( so I guess I'll just let my cories and pleco do their jobs for now!
I want to see pictures when everyone is settle in!!! :D
Yeah I have to admit that my naming bucket is bone dry for all of my incoming girls -____- ugh BUT My creativity is coming back slowly so I am starting to pick out some names :P I may even change Ceylon's name because i don't know if I really like it and it reminds me of Saline and my sisters name is Soline (So lean) and that's just not right lol
Yeah i got her as a freshly matured little girl from petco and she defiantly had the 'baby betta colors' with green coming in but I guess now it's changing to another color lol. My boy Socrates from walmart was a green betta with red fins and now he's got a black head blue with some green body and red fins with black tips -__- talk about a total turn around!!
So I could be possibly pointing the blame on my swordtail and can buy the other plants again?? lol some of my plants didn't make it either because they couldn't get roots, they couldn't stand the process of cycling my tank, or I had accidentally 'unearthed' them and took too long to put them back under (the plant that had that happen is currently in my 5 gallon and this morning my Bladder snail was going all over the dying leaves so I put some lettuce in there for him so he wouldn't eat my java fern!). So right now all I have are my petco plants, betta bulbs and what ever else I adopted lol.
And yeah I believe I see little baby bladder snails in my 5 gallon and now I'm worried because in 3 weeks I'll be picking everyone up, emptying both tanks and putting the gravel and water into a million plastic bags (I think I'll only transport about 50% of the water in both tanks...and then I'll have to start a whole new cycle of my 5 gallon for my boy Socrates) and then transport them to my new room for the summer....(I am hoping that it will work out and the cycle will take! If not I'll have to put 11 in my 10 gallon and do 100% water changes, with 50% in between, until the 20 is ready again!) And I really don't want to kill the snails by drying them out but if they're not big enough for me to find...then I really cannot do much because if those are snails they are tiny tiny.
But I will defiantly take pictures! Currently I'm clean my 20 gallon because we had our baby turtles in there and my mom just rinsed the tank out when we found them homes (we cleaned their poop and water every day). I was nervous about just putting my girls in the 20 gallon without bleaching it first so I had my dad bring it when he came to visit and now I'm doing the first step of bleaching and then letting it air dry and either in a few minutes or tonight I'll rinse it again and let it air dry. And if I cannot smell the turtles or bleach then I'll rinse it one more time before saying its good. But if I can smell either or both I'll be still cleaning -___-
Sorry for the massive reply!! I do have to ask a question, have you every moved a tank like I plan to. Bagging up the water, gravel, plants, etc. and then transporting them some where and setting up again? I only have 2 sponge filters going right now and I am thinking about putting my 3rd in my 5 gallon so it can establish itself so that when I move I'll have 3 established sponge filters instead of just two...but then again I want to wait because I figured I'd just start over with Socrates tank. Any suggestions?
And again sorry for this massive overload!!