I want to rant.
I have these annoying bloody water stains on the outside of nearly every single one of my tanks that I cannot get off. I tried vinegar, nail polish remover, window cleaner and this cream cleaner product called Jif, and they are still there.
I think it is some sort of reaction between the cling wrap and the water (possibly because my water is quite acidic) as it only happens on tanks with cling wrap over them. Of course I obviously can't remove the cling wrap because my fish would jump out, but these are all quite expensive rimless tanks and not only do the water stains look unsightly, but they also wreck my photos as illustrated perfectly below:
I tried using a scourer pad with vinegar but that just scratched up the front of my rutilans tank so I discontinued that. If anyone has any suggestions I am open to them. I thought maybe I should buy a pack of razor blades and very carefully try and scrape it off without scratching up the glass too much.
Luckily my uberis female decided to move out of the range of the water marks so I managed to get these two shots of her. I bred this girl and am quite pleased with how she turned out.
My persephone have turned completely feral. Their tank is getting a proper clean out with all the old leaf litter being removed and replaced, and their wood being arranged properly rather than just thrown in wherever.
As you can see in these pictures the glass also needs a good scrub down. I cannot stand looking at it any longer so I will be getting stuck into that after lunch.
Otherwise everyone else is doing well. I am moving my wild-caught burdigala female over into a separate tank this afternoon as well. Once she has put on some weight and I am happy with how she looks, I will try and net her male. He can keep her company as he is very docile and doesn't bully the females too much.
I have $75 saved up from fish sales to go towards a pair of wild bettas. I think there is a new betta shipment landing on the 28th so will contact the transhipper and see if she has brought in anything I want.
Then this photo is from a thread I posted in the picture section of the board, but it is one of my favourites I have taken of my rutilans, so I wanted to put it here as well.
This basically sums up why I keep wild bettas; natural beauty, and a whole
lot of attitude.