Thank you BettaLover1313 :)
I went and purchased two little ghost shrimp today. Cute guy was at Petco again. Ugh. Seriously, he's so adorable. Anyway, Mysti and them have been playing hide and seek all day long. One of them (Batman) jumps off things and quickly descends into the depths of a hideaway spot, the other (Joker) likes to hide where Mysti can't see him then lunge out at her, taunt then jump outta reach. She's been patrolling the tank like crazy since I put them in there, hope they all get used to each other in a day or two. There's plenty of hiding spots, but I noticed they like the back corners so I bought a teeny tiny terracotta pot and made a shrimp only hideout so at least they will have one no fishy spot.
Fed Mysti a little extra tonight so hopefully there's no all-you-can-eat shrimp buffet.
Water is still super cloudy so I also snagged a gravel vac tonight and I'm going to suck the gravel and all the dust off the plants and maybe reduce the water by about half...*sees a shrimp dart across the tank out the corner of my eye, followed by a too slow fishy*...tomorrow and see if it clears up a bit.
Plants feel good. Gave them a little tug while I was putting the pot in and nothing felt melty or broke in my hand, so that's a plus. Guess the tabs/ferts/light are helping. ^_^
Tomorrow is tank cleaning day for the boys, so if I think of it, I'll take a few piccies and update on them.
Mysti: *swim, swim, swim* la de da
(Maniacal shrimp laughter in the background)
Mysti: *Stops* o_O what the heck was that....
Can you spot Joker? :p