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Old 07-04-2015, 06:01 AM   #1 
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My new buddy

Check out my new guy: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...-buddy-575938/

He's not really swimming around at all, but he does react when I put my finger on the tank, and he did eat half a pellet tonight. Think he's just a bit stressed/shocked from the move from the shop, poor thing looks like he's never seen a plant before!
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:07 AM   #2 
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The tank looks a little sparse up top, maybe some floating anubias will make him feel more secure.
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Old 07-05-2015, 01:09 AM   #3 
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The tank looks a little sparse up top, maybe some floating anubias will make him feel more secure.
Thanks for the suggestion. I don't have any lighting for the tank so I'm not sure putting live plants in would be a good idea. The tank only gets a couple of hours of natural light a day so I'm afraid a plant would die. I'm not ruling out adding live plants in the future, just can't afford lighting for a couple of months...
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Old 07-05-2015, 04:56 AM   #4 
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You might want to consider Anubias & Java fern. They are low light plants and can do well on the ambient light in the room.
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Even if the room isn't very well lit?
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:28 AM   #6 
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Maintenance-wise, Anubias is as close as you can get to a plastic plant. Even if you can't get a live plant now, float something up there for hiding in and sleeping near the surface.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:56 AM   #7 
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I don't have a picture at the moment but at petsmart or whatever they usually have some like plant mats where they're all connected at the bottom, I cut up one of those and filed the sharp edges off and float that at the top of my tank, my guy really likes it, I even find my frogs hanging out in it :)
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:05 AM   #8 
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For my guy I made one from craft/plastic canvas and a suction cup.

It really helped when he was new/recovering so he could rest and be near the air.
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