Hi again folks.
My fish - Wanda - is going great.
I still don't know the sex, but it is blue and I have noticed that the tips/extremes are going a bit of a red colour.
As it is still swimming around I take it that isn't a problem.
I got the fish around 28 Dec in about 1 liter of water. Now it is in 4 litres - I posted a picture.
Now I know I am being a bit naughty, but I still haven't changed the water.
A couple of times I have "topped up" the level. About half a liter I think in total.
The water is still clear, though there is a bit of muck on the bottom and some around the base of the silk plant.
I try to feed it (sorry, but as I said, I don't know if Wanda is a he or she...) daily at about the same time - 18:00.
Though I was glad it is still alive after 5 days of no food. I went away.
I have a bit of a "routine" for feeding and I think Wanda is getting used to it.
I turn the pump off, then turn on the light.
The pump goes off, Wanda stops swimming - maybe because it isn't needed because the water stops being pushed - then when I turn on the light: ZOOM! to the top looking for food.
To help a bit, I use a small plastic spoon, so it can get in further. A couple of times, Wanda has nearly jumped out to either attack the spoon or ...... I don't know what.
It sort of surprised me. But it was nice to watch.
I shall try to get around to changing about 50% of the water soon.
I use water run off from the A/C which has fallen into a metal pan.
Do I need to worry about anything in the water? I know mossie babies are a good treat for the fish.
But what about other things to watch out for and avoid?