Now for the non-betta fish
The dwarf puffers were a birthday present from my boyfriend last year. I originally had three, a male and two females but one of the girls passed away a few months ago. The pair are called Potato (male) and Kiwi (female). They're the cutest little things ever! The male can be quite mean sometimes, particularly during dinner when the female snatches up a piece of food that he had his eye on: he'll chase and nip her bit she doesn't take him very seriously.
I acquired my pair of betta channoides quite some time ago - they are F1 brother and sister. Their parents were wild caught, originally imported by the same person who gave me Thorn. Those fish were sold to someone who bred them and that's how my pair came to be. They're pretty old now and the female in particular shows signs of old age, but she's still feeding regularly and generally acting okay. The male is more shy and I rarely see him, especially now as he's holding eggs again. There are also about fifteen juveniles in the tank which will be ready to go to their new homes soon.
I won a group of sixteen endler's at an auction for £3 which was absolutely ridiculous haha. The bag had ten "females" and six males in it, but as it turned out one of the smaller females was actually a juvenile male and I think another one may be male too. One female passed away the first night, I guess she just was weaker than the others. So the current ratio is pretty messed up, with eight males and seven females - these are split between two tanks, one group with Marzipan and another with the DT. Two of the females are heavily pregnant so I'm expecting fry in the upcoming week or so. I plan on keeping some virgin females in a separate tank and breeding them to my favourite males instead of just leaving it to chance. But we'll see.
I have two of these little guys, corydoras pygmaeus
, and I won them at the same auction as the endlers. I honestly thought there would be more but nope, there was just the two. So I'm currently on a quest to find more since, just like other cory cats, pygmies are schooling fish and need to live in groups. I've not had much luck though, but I'm not giving up. They're too adorable to pass up!
Shrimp and Snails
There's not much to say about these, the RCS are all female and live with my puffers who, to my surprise, leave them alone. Probably because the shrimp are the same size as them, if not bigger. The snails are red ramshorns, all twenty of them live with Thorn. I got so many so they lay eggs and I can feed the babies to the puffers since buying small snails gets pretty inconvenient.
I'll try to post some pictures later today