Today is day 8, and they're doing magnificently! I'm seeing a few rotting just slightly around the root area, so I'm going to do a water change today, then get a toothpick and poke around the gravel just slightly to make sure those areas aren't developing anerobic spots. I might pull those two or three stems up and clip them to a healtheir part where the roots are growing, that way I can rebury them with intact root systems..
Here's the first NPT. Panache is a happy betta, the plants are happy plants, and I'm a happy person~
I had tossed in a few aponogeton bulbs that I wasn't completely sure were alive or not... these bulbs have been with me for over 2 years now, through thick and thin. Recently, several of them had sort of died on me, but I kept the bulbs. Anyways, 8 days later... they're alive! (Insert thunder, lightning and mad scientist laugh here). I see a tiny little green bud.
The hygrophila is doing wonderfully as well... I wish I had a better camera to show you just how bushy it has gotten. This photo does it no justice
I got two more platies yesterday from the same petstore (same tanks even), and decided to toss them in with the other two. 20 more days of qt. They were all over the place, so sizes are not truly as they are. Left to right: Mickey (orange mickey- 3rd largest), Ricky The Bully (Redwag- easily the largest), Pheonix (Marygold w/ mickey tail- 2nd largest), and Flicker (yellow mickey- smallest).
Here is the second NPT. The plants are exploding with growth as well! Draco and Salabite have upped the antie.... They've both got two bubblenests maintained and are flaring quite a bit~
The crypt is doing super well, but that one pennywort is starting to die, it's melting from the leaf down... I'm going to pull it out. :/
Holy cow, the dwarf lily is getting giant! Again, I wish I had a better camera. It's having a hard time capturing the color. It's got a green color with red polkadots and a red sheen in certain lights. Magnificent! I didn't look at it yesterday, and I can assure you that in 24 hours that one super large leaf doubled in size, and the that long leaf sprouted half the tank's height. I'm not sure where I read this, but apparently the long leaves need to be trimmed before the reach the surface, otherwise the lilly tries to send them all to the surface... is this true? Also, I think my little brother chose a bad spot for it! XD If I had known how big the leaves were, I would have made him stick it closer to the center of his side, wheter he liked it or not!
The foxtail is growing well too! I'm finding new branches like this one!
Microswords are starting to grow well~ I'm seeing little leaves starting to poke out from the gravel. :D
Oh, and apparently the malasian trumpet snails like climbing? I'm finding snail poop on all of my plants >.<
Haha, thanks Aus :) A scandal you say? Oh my! XD I'd better watch out for pitchforks and torches, I suppose! ...It's incredibly easy and pretty cheap, especially when you take into account the vet bills dropping due to him being in tiptop shape. Porknecks were a tiny bit over a dollar per pound at H-Mart, beef necks were 2 dollars per pound, and chicken livers were slightly under a dollar per pound. People might not always be open to relatively new ideas, especially when it seems like it'll take a bit more time and research than following the norm.
Oh, and I might post pics of him eating raw at my dad's place... I've gotta bring him over there tonight so I can teach my dad how to raw feed and inject him with insulin. If anybody is put off by seeing a dog eat raw pork neck, speak now or forever hold your peace. :)