Well I don't think my miniopinna were on the December shipment. I'm going to contact Jodi-Lea today and see if she has them, and if not I'll contact the seller and tell him I've paid all my import fees already and that the pair can go on the next shipment into Oz (I assume it will be mid to end of January)
However, I don't really mind. Their tank is nowhere near ready. I haven't soaked the wood, and the peat moss and glass developed this clear slime over it because I accidentally left the rooibos tea bags in there for a while without any water movement. So today or tomorrow I'm going to strip out the peat moss, empty the tank out, give everything a rinse, and then set it up properly.
My two heaters and extra airline tubing arrived, so yesterday I went out and got a 13L bucket from our local hardware store and I'm going to use this and one of the heaters to age water in for my sp. apiapi, hendra and brownorum tanks. I've been meaning to do this for ages now but didn't have the money to pay for online purchases.
My unimaculata adults are not looking very well, but their fry are thriving. I'm hoping that the treatment works or at least suppresses the velvet to a stage where the fish can remain otherwise healthy. My rutilans sp. cf. green seem to be slowly recovering. At this point I am going to probably keep both tanks in treatment until the end of January.
Having these three new pairs reminds me of what it was like before all these problems with velvet, and why I originally got into the hobby. I will never forget the day I had to sit there and systematically cull a whole tank full of juveniles and sub-adults because I knew they were never going to recover.
Anyway, here are a few photos I took of my biggest brownorum fry yesterday. I believe one of them is starting to develop a blotch on its side. Having never actually reared fry from this species to adulthood, it is going to be a first for me!
I think the male has been working on a nest (of course in the one film canister that I can't look into) and so I am wondering if there might not be some fry free-swimming by Christmas day.