Well this morning some of the apiapi fry were slightly outside of the film canister, but once the lights were on and everyone was awake, the male moved the stragglers back in. This is a picture of the nest taken from above to show what I am talking about when I mention film canisters. These are actually diabetes medication canisters kindly donated by my second cousin's wife, but they work the same.
Then I also have another nest full of eggs from my stiktos pair. They are such an odd couple. The male just builds his nest wherever and never has any issues with me doing anything with it. The female comes up from time to time to flare at him and chase him/be chased by him but there is never any real aggression between them. The splendens complex is supposed to be one of the most aggressive and yet these two are one of my most docile pairs.
I decided it might be nice to get some more photos of my brownorum pair before my camera battery died. However, I got this one shot of the female before I was interrupted by my hendra pair.
The hendra pair demanded that I take photos of them and so I had no choice but to comply haha
It's amazing the change in the female. A week or so ago I barely saw her, but now as soon as the lights come on she is out and about.
I also took this photo of my unimaculata tank. There are maybe a couple dozen fry in there with the female and the male who has a mouthful of eggs. I actually removed quite a bit of moss from this tank and it has grown back surprisingly fast.
So far the plan over the next couple of weeks, is to sell three pairs of persephone. Then I want to invest that money into purchasing more live plants (particularly java fern) for my tanks.
I want to completely eradicate the ich in my coccina tank and the ich in my spare male tank and get both of these tanks set up properly.
I also want to look into selling off or trading in my biggest A. australe pairs so that I can put that money towards my wilds as well.
I also need to set-up a proper tub to harvest mosquito larvae from as my pond tub isn't cutting it in terms of numbers.