Why did I think it was a great idea to start a massive fish tank move on a 34 degree day?! Even with the air conditioner on it is still a toasty 26 in my bedroom. At least with all this warm weather, I am able to harvest mosquito larvae daily for my fish.
Anyway, I moved my rutilans sp. cf. green group down onto my bottom shelf (they were originally in a 10 gallon tank on the top shelf). They were showing some symptoms of velvet again
, so I will be treating them along with my unimaculata.
I actually only thought I had 18 rutilans, but turns out I have 22. It is a testament to the size of these fish that 22 adults in a 10 gallon tank didn't even look overcrowded.
While I was sorting out the sponge filter in their new tank, I had the even brighter idea of re-organising my airline tubing. I think that actually took longer than moving my rutilans and I only have nine tanks hooked up to that pump. Now all my tubing is labelled so I won't accidentally crank up the air in one tank and be looking at another and wondering why nothing is happening.
I made a couple of hundred dollars out of my birthday money and money from fish related sales so I am going to invest some of that into more water sprite, more java moss and more java fern. I don't want to swap any plants between tanks, so any new tanks I set-up from now on are going to have to have new plants purchased.
I do have some very exciting news in that I may be getting a pair of one of my grail wild bettas: Betta miniopinna. It just depends on whether they will get in on the December shipment. Otherwise I may have to wait until January. They are a Christmas present from my mother and I am crossing everything that things go smoothly and by the end of the month I have a healthy pair of miniopinna swimming around in one of my tanks. I never thought I would have the opportunity to own this species, and I am very excited at the prospect of finally getting my hands on them!
I did get a few photos of my dominant coccina male this morning. I had some spare java fern left, and it was sitting in one of my spare tanks not looking very well. After I hacked off all the dead/dying leaves, I chucked the rest into my coccina tank and they have spent most of the day exploring.