Noticed that as beautiful as Koji's scales have grown around his face...they're now starting to paint over his eyes. I really, really hope he doesn't end up blind, I'd be so sad for him because he just loves to swim around and explore everything. But if he does end up that way, I'll just take all the ornaments out and line the walls with silk plants and give him a sort of padded room so he doesn't have to worry about bumping things. It's just a bit right now, so hopefully we have a long ways until that would actually happen.
Ramses may have the start of some fin rot, I'm not 100% sure. But with their tanks fluctuating with the temps so much I wouldn't doubt something going wrong. I can't tell 100% because he barely leaves his new plant. I even have to feed him in it. But the tips of his dorsal look a bit ragged/brown. I know he naturally has that sort of coloring, but it just looked off today. I'm doing a water change on everyone tomorrow, so I will cup him and get a closer look. This is my note to myself so I don't forget! *shakes finger at future-self*
On the upswing, I received my IALs I ordered today, wasn't expecting them for at least another few days, so that was a nice surprise! Harley has already built a bubble kingdom under one, haha! The two decorations for the 10 gallon came too. Yay! I...think...I like them. I think with some really cool wispy type plants around them, it'll have a neat sunken artifacts sort of feel.
Had a visit from an alien species today aka a leaf bug. Poor little, well, big guy spent a few hours trying to figure out how to get out of the screened in part of the sliding door. Question is how did he get in there in the first place?! The wedge was too thin for him to squeeze through, he kept trying, backing up, trying a little higher, little lower. I tried moving the screen so he could maybe get out the other way, but nope, he kept hitting his wings. He was quite the trooper, moving about pretty quickly considering he was minus a leg. Finally he finally clung to the glass and I just took the screen door out of the tracks and he got out and landed in the tree by the deck. But not before I got pics! lol.
Holy cow are these things HUGE
Can you see the bit of fin from the busy bee?
Excuse me, I'm trying to work here!
My plant, tra la laaa!
My plant *creeper stare*
Hello! I can...sorta...see you
Uh oh, someone's a grumpy face
Okay all done!
Let me oooooout
They're watching yooooou