Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Northern Illinois
Just a brief update... I did find one of the shrimp dead the other day. Hadn't seen any of them and then there it was... right in front of the tank, dead, but all intact so I don't know what happened. :( This morning I did see another one in the Cabomba and alive! These are not little tiny shrimp... can't believe I never see them. I did some cleaning of the tank today, sucked up lot of debris when I did a 40% water change, cleaned the filter (no shrimp) so I'm assuming the other one must be around somewhere. When I did the water change I realized how brown the water is still getting from the driftwood. Tannins, right? I did soak it for at least 2 weeks before I set the tank up. Hope that's OK? Tristan seems to be doing well, but sometimes he seems to get panicky when he's swimming around. He touches the glass and freaks, touches a plant and freaks... not sure what to think about that. He's eating well so that's good. I'm seeing new growth on some of the wisteria, pennywort, cabomba, and rotala, and a third leaf is sprouting on the dwarf tiger lily! Yay. Will post pictures after is fills in a bit.