So on Friday I decided to swap out Rembrandt in the 5.5 and split it for the two babies. I did
have 5 Platy Fry in with Remmy, he was the only one who's got a long enough tail that he couldn't swim fast enough so he gave up trying to eat them. They were too big anyway, he was just chasing but eventually he didn't care.
But then for some reason they all died, I think it was because of a mini-cycle on the tank when the filter cartridge just died, literally and I just stuffed the filter with some AquaClear foam but I feel like there should have been enough BB in the tank and on the filter/carbon as well but it seemed to have disturbed the Platy fry.
So the last one died Friday morning and that was when I decided a switch was in order.
I took out the babies, did a 85% water change on the 3 gallon and moved over a bunch of the plants from the 5.5. Took Rembrandt out and split the 5.5 gallon and did a 75% change on that one. Trimmed and took off dead leaves from the plants and filled both back up.
I got Rembrandt situated first and he seemed so happy to be by my bedside again, the 3 gallon is sitting on my nightstand (last available surface besides the floor haha) and so he was zooming around and since his tail is a little more healed up I can start taking proper photos of him!
So anyway, this is about the baby's, not Remmy haha.
So Tony went on the left side and Steve went on the right with the filter and the heater. Both loved the upgrade so much! Tony's finally growing out a little more and it's definitely a boy. His ventral fins have gotten longer and his anal fin sharper. He's still confusing me about whether he's a VT or a CT, I still see some ray's sticking out but they aren't as pronounced as they were when he was younger so he's a 'wait and see'
Steve on the other hand is growing out his fins like crazy! He's a beautiful teal blue most of the time when he's not striping, with a red wash to his anal fin.
Both are crazy hard to photograph so...sorry y'all will have to make due with what I've got here lol
Tony's red is finally coming in better:
Tail is folded but you can see he's got beautiful wild marking's on his dorsal
More markings and a cute blurry face
Here's their new digs. Tony left towards the top middle and Steve right on the bottom left, the blue blur
One of the better pictures I could get of Steve. HE DOESN'T SIT STILL! He was stripping unfortunately though, but you see how blue and red his fins are.
Tony's ventral's which are split and already dipped in white so he probably won't become a beautiful show fish (not that I had intentions lol)
Tail!!!! New growth or is he going to be a butterfly? My hopes are way too high for these two haha
And that's it for today folks! Join me back here in a few days when I can get proper photos of them!